Placenta Previa

Placenta previa is a condition where the placenta is attached over the cervix. This is fairly common early in pregnancy but usually goes away so that it becomes uncommon near […] Continue


Preeclampsia is the triad of High blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling. Delivery of the baby will cure preeclampsia. Magnesium sulfate is often used to protect the woman […] Continue

Cervical Exam

Cervical exams check for fetal position, cervical dilatation, effacement, and station. Membrane stripping can also be done. There is usually a cervical exam at 36 weeks and again at the […] Continue

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is diagnosed in pregnancy. It is treated with a low carbohydrate diet and exercise. Sometimes Insulin shots or oral medication will be needed. As long […] Continue

Pregnancy Disability

For uncomplicated pregnancies in the United States, most people go off work on disability at 36 weeks. Standard disability after delivery is 6 weeks for a vaginal delivery and 8 […] Continue

32 Week Wall

32 weeks of pregnancy is when normal symptoms of pregnancy tend to get worse. This is the point when many women stop enjoying being pregnant and just want to get […] Continue


Edema is the medical term for swelling and is very common in pregnancy. Swelling in just one leg could mean a blood clot in the leg which is an emergency. […] Continue

Group B Strep

The Group B Strep test or GBS is a Q-Tip swab to the vagina and rectum at 36 weeks. If it is positive, you will need to get antibiotics during […] Continue

Soft Signs of Labor

The baby dropping, passing the mucous plug, and bloody show are all soft signs of labor. They mean the body is getting ready but none of these are emergencies. You […] Continue

Labor Precautions

If you are at term and having contractions that are hard and coming every 3-5 minutes, it is time to go to the hospital. If your water breaks, go to […] Continue

Kick Counts

In the third trimester the baby should have a period of activity at least once per day in which you can feel at least 10 individual movements in 2 hours […] Continue

Fetal Position

When the baby is laying with the head down towards the vagina that is called vertex presentation. This is the position that is the safest for a normal vaginal delivery. […] Continue

Preterm Labor

More then 6 contractions in an hour before 37 weeks needs to be addressed. There are behavioral treatments as well as medications that can help treat preterm labor. Deliveries before […] Continue


If you have an Rh negative blood type you will need to get a shot of medicine called Rhogam at 28 weeks of pregnancy. When you deliver, the baby’s blood […] Continue