WHY SHOULD I MONITOR MY BABY’S MOVEMENTS?
One of my favorite moments of pregnancy was when I felt my baby move for the very first time. The first trimester causes all sorts of strange emotions – you know you are expecting, but there are very few tangible signs that your baby is there. You haven’t had a scan yet, your bump isn’t yet noticeable; and if you are lucky enough to have avoided morning sickness it can be hard to fully comprehend the fact that you’re pregnant at all! Read the full article here!
EMBOLISM AND PREGNANCY
During pregnancy (and for about 3 months after delivery), women are at increased risk of blood clot formation. A woman’s body naturally clots more easily in order to prevent bleeding complications during labor and delivery. Additionally, pregnant women experience less blood flow to their lower body, and this slower blood flow can make it easier for clots to form. Inactivity, especially medically ordered bed rest, is also a risk factor that many pregnant women may face. Read our blog on The Pulse here, and available now, our extensive Expert Report written by one of our doctors!
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COPING WITH PREGNANCY INSOMNIA
When you are expecting a baby you fully expect that your sleep patterns are going to change. Whilst you may have been used to getting a good solid 8 hours sleep a night, you’ll have been told regularly during pregnancy, probably by every single person you meet, that those days will soon be gone for good. You fully appreciate that when you have a newborn in your house you are likely to be woken regularly for night feeds, sit awake watching them breathe or have one ear on high alert for the slightest of murmurs from their crib, but why is that you are struggling to sleep before your baby is even here? Read the full article here!
EXPERT REPORTS ON CONDITIONS, EXPOSURES, AND MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Pregistry has many useful tools to help you during your pregnancy. One example is our Export Reports section, which has reports on more than 250 medical conditions, 75 exposures, and 150 medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The reports can be accessed for free and they can be saved and shared with family and friends. Learn more here!