What a Chemical Pregnancy Means for Couples Trying to Conceive |

The idea of a chemical pregnancy is relatively new to reproductive science and a product of the advancement of home pregnancy tests. While a chemical pregnancy technically refers to an unsuccessful attempt to conceive, the phrase does not need to carry the weight of dashed hopes and unrealized dreams.  It’s actually a pretty good sign…… Continue reading What a Chemical Pregnancy Means for Couples Trying to Conceive |

Overweight And Pregnant – Risks, Complications, What To Know

When you picture getting pregnant, you might think of that time as a period when you should gain weight with abandon (after all, that’s how a lot of TV shows and movies position pregnancy). But weight gain during pregnancy is actually pretty complicated—and can be even more complex if you were medically considered overweight or…… Continue reading Overweight And Pregnant – Risks, Complications, What To Know

What Is Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM)

What is peripartum cardiomyopathy? Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), also known as postpartum cardiomyopathy, is an uncommon form of heart failure that happens during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after giving birth. Cardiomyopathy literally means heart muscle disease. PPCM is a dilated form of the condition, which means the heart chambers enlarge and…… Continue reading What Is Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM)

Quiet Killer

What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is extremely poisonous and can kill within minutes. In the US each year, nearly 500 die while as many as 20,000 visit emergency rooms for exposure primarily from poorly-maintained heating systems or gas stoves and gas-powered generators used for heat or power during…… Continue reading Quiet Killer