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Ectopic Pregnancy Pain - Gestational Diabetes Symptoms

This page contains links to eMedTV Pregnancy Articles containing information on subjects from Ectopic Pregnancy Pain to Gestational Diabetes Symptoms. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Ectopic Pregnancy Pain
    As this eMedTV article explains, ectopic pregnancy pain varies in location and sensation, and depends on whether the pregnancy has ruptured. The pain may be sharp and intense or dull and throbbing. Some women may not experience this symptom at all.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Surgery
    There are two types of ectopic pregnancy surgery: laparotomy and laparoscopy. As this page of the eMedTV archives explains, if your ectopic pregnancy is not treatable with medication, surgery is recommended. The procedure is also outlined in some detail.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms
    This eMedTV article describes ectopic pregnancy symptoms, such as lower abdominal or pelvic pain and dizziness. Since these signs and symptoms are similar to those of a normal early pregnancy, it's important to see a doctor if you experience any pain.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment
    An injection with a medicine called methotrexate is sometimes used as an ectopic pregnancy treatment. As this eMedTV Web page explains, surgery such as a laparoscopy or a laparotomy can also be performed for an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Effect of Pitocin-Induced Labor on Baby
    This eMedTV segment describes some of the effects of Pitocin-induced labor on a newborn baby, such as a low heart rate, seizures, and jaundice. This article describes other possible problems that might occur and offers a link to more details.
  • Effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Physical, mental, and behavioral problems are possible effects of fetal alcohol syndrome. This eMedTV page further describes these problems, as well as characteristics seen with the disorder, such as abnormal facial features and growth deficiency.
  • Epidurals and Other Anesthesia
    This video describes epidurals and other anesthesia for use during childbirth.
  • Etopic Pregnacy
    When a fertilized egg implants itself outside the uterus, it is known as an ectopic pregnancy. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this condition and its treatment. Etopic pregnacy is a common misspelling of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Etopic Pregnancy
    An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg is implanted anywhere outside the uterus. This eMedTV page offers a concise description of this condition, with a link to more information. Etopic pregnancy is a common misspelling of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Etopic Pregnancy Symptoms
    Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy can include cramping, vaginal bleeding, and lower abdominal pain. This eMedTV Web page covers these and other symptoms of this condition. Etopic pregnancy symptoms is a common misspelling of ectopic pregnancy symptoms.
  • Exercise During Pregnancy
    It's good for you and your baby to exercise during pregnancy, and may make recovering from delivery easier. This eMedTV article provides several tips for how to keep active when pregnant, including a list of activities you should avoid.
  • Expecta
    Expecta Lipil is a non-prescription supplement that is meant to be used in addition to a prenatal vitamin. This eMedTV page explains how Expecta Lipil is beneficial to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, describes possible side effects, and more.
  • Expecta and Breastfeeding
    Taking Expecta Lipil and breastfeeding at the same time can promote your child's brain and eye development. This eMedTV page provides more information on the benefits of Expecta Lipil and breastfeeding, and explains what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Expecta Dosage
    For women taking Expecta Lipil, dosing is the same for everyone -- one softgel taken once a day. This eMedTV segment explains what else you should know about taking your Expecta Lipil dosage, including tips for when and how to take the supplement.
  • Expecta Drug Interactions
    Aspirin, heparin, or warfarin may cause interactions with Expecta Lipil. This part of the eMedTV library discusses how these Expecta Lipil drug interactions can increase your risk of bleeding and explains how to avoid this complication.
  • Expecta Lipil Prenatal Vitamins
    As this eMedTV resource explains, if you are worried about getting enough omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy, you may be interested in taking Expecta Lipil in addition to your prenatal vitamins. This article takes a closer look at this supplement.
  • Expecta Overdose
    Taking too much Expecta Lipil may increase your risk of bleeding. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at what you can likely expect from an Expecta Lipil overdose, including information on possible treatment options that are available.
  • Expecta Side Effects
    Expecta Lipil may cause nausea, vomiting, and belching. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why the specific Expecta Lipil side effects are not exactly known and discusses when to seek immediate medical attention.
  • Expecta Uses
    Expecta Lipil uses include supplementing a pregnant or breastfeeding woman's diet that is deficient in DHA. This eMedTV article discusses benefits of Expecta Lipil and explains how it is used in addition to a prenatal vitamin that does not contain DHA.
  • Expecta Warnings and Precautions
    Expecta Lipil may increase your risk of bleeding if it is taken in higher doses than recommended. This eMedTV page highlights other important Expecta Lipil warnings and precautions, and covers what to tell your doctor prior to taking the supplement.
  • Expectations, Laparoscopic Surgery, and an Ectopic Pregnancy
    Before having laparoscopic surgery for an ectopic pregnancy, discuss your expectations with your doctor. This eMedTV page discusses what you should expect with laparoscopic surgery for an ectopic pregnancy and gives statistics about possible results.
  • Expected Results Without a Laparoscopy For an Ectopic Pregnancy
    This video clip explains the possible risks of not having a laparoscopy for an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Failure to Progress Through Labor
    Failure to progress through labor (or failure to progress in labor) can be caused by the baby's position, among other things. This eMedTV article explains failure to progress through labor, including causes and delivery options.
  • False Labor
    False labor is identified by contractions that don't become stronger or go away after changing position. This eMedTV resource explains in detail this and other differences between Braxton-Hicks contractions and true labor.
  • False-Positive Pregnancy Test
    Why would my home pregnancy test give a positive result if I'm not actually pregnant? In this eMedTV article, we tell you what you need to know about this rare occurrence, with in-depth info on what causes a false positive and how to reduce your risk.
  • Fatel Alcohol Syndrome
    Fetal alcohol syndrome is directly associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page describes the condition and provides a link to more information. Fatel alcohol syndrome is a common misspelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Female Reproductive System
    This multimedia clip describes the female reproductive system.
  • Fetal Achoel Syndrome
    Fetal alcohol syndrome is directly linked to alcohol consumption during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment briefly discusses this condition and provides a link to more information. Fetal achoel syndrome is a common misspelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Fetal Acohol Syndrome
    As this eMedTV page explains, alcohol consumption during pregnancy could result in fetal alcohol syndrome, a condition that often results in birth defects and mental problems. Fetal acohol syndrome is a common misspelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Fetal Alchohol Syndrome
    Fetal alcohol syndrome is directly linked to drinking alcohol during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page explains the results of the condition, as well as how it can be prevented. Fetal alchohol syndrome is a common misspelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Fetal Alchol Syndrome
    Fetal alcohol syndrome can result in mental problems and birth defects. This eMedTV article briefly discusses this condition, including causes, effects, and prevention methods. Fetal alchol syndrome is a common misspelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Fetal Alcohal Syndrome
    Fetal alcohol syndrome is a completely preventable condition. This eMedTV segment briefly discusses the condition and provides a link to more detailed information. Fetal alcohal syndrome is a common misspelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is directly caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. This eMedTV page explains the types of the disorder; associated physical, mental, and behavioral issues; and ways to help a child with the condition.
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    If a women drinks alcohol during pregnancy, her child may be born with fetal alcohol syndrome. This eMedTV resource further describes this syndrome, including its causes, effects, treatment options, and prevalence.
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnosis
    Geneticists, neurologists, and speech specialists contribute to making a fetal alcohol syndrome diagnosis. This eMedTV page explains how this diagnosis is reached, including tests that are used, other specialists involved, and how to prepare for it.
  • Fetal Distress
    As this eMedTV page explains, fetal distress is a term that has no clear definition but refers to any trouble the baby is having prior to delivery. Fetal distress can be brought on by anything that cuts off the supply of blood or oxygen to the baby.
  • Fetal Injury During a C-Section
    The information in this portion of the eMedTV archives explains each type of fetal injury during a c-section, such as nerve damage or lacerations, which is quite rare.
  • Fetal Slcohol Syndrome
    Fetal alcohol syndrome can result in birth defects, mental problems, and behavioral problems. This eMedTV resource briefly describes the condition, including how to prevent it. Fetal slcohol syndrome is a common misspelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Finding a Midwife Who's Right for You
    Did you know there are different kinds of midwives? As this eMedTV page explains, they have differing levels of training and responsibility. It's important to understand what they can and cannot do when finding a midwife who is right for you.
  • First Trimester
    During the first three months of pregnancy, it's important to establish a foundation of good health. This eMedTV article discusses the first trimester in detail, including complications, diet and exercise, oral health, and more.
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
    A completely preventable condition, fetal alcohol syndrome is linked to drinking alcohol during pregnancy. This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of the condition. Foetal alcohol syndrome is an alternate spelling of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Folic Acid
    Folic acid is a vitamin that is most commonly used in pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects. This eMedTV article further discusses what folic acid is used for, describes its effects, and explains what you should know before taking the vitamin.
  • Folic Acid and Breastfeeding
    It is very important for breastfeeding women to consume enough folic acid. This segment from the eMedTV library contains more information about folic acid and breastfeeding, and explains why breastfeeding women need extra folic acid.
  • Folic Acid and Pregnancy
    Folic acid is an important vitamin to take during pregnancy. This portion of the eMedTV library provides more information on folic acid, including a detailed explanation of the benefits that the vitamin may provide for pregnant women.
  • Folic Acid Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV article, no folic acid dosage recommendations have been established for specific medical conditions. This page lists recommended dietary allowances and discusses dosing for pregnant women and people with hyperhomocysteinemia.
  • Folic Acid Drug Interactions
    Pyrimethamine, phenytoin, and methotrexate could potentially interact with folic acid. This part of the eMedTV archives describes the problems that may occur with folic acid drug interactions and explains how you can help prevent these interactions.
  • Folic Acid Overdose
    A folic acid overdose is not likely to be dangerous because it is a water-soluble vitamin. This eMedTV article lists the problems that may occur if you take high doses of folic acid for long periods of time and explains what treatments are available.
  • Folic Acid Safety
    This eMedTV article offers important information on what side effects or problems may occur with folic acid. Safety precautions for the vitamin should be discussed with a doctor if you have epilepsy, cancer, heart disease, or other medical conditions.
  • Folic Acid Side Effects
    Potential side effects of folic acid include nausea, diarrhea, and rash. As this page on the eMedTV site explains, most people do not develop problems while taking folic acid. Problems are more likely to occur if you take high doses of the vitamin.
  • Folic Acid Supplements
    Getting enough folic acid during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in your child. This eMedTV Web resource talks about how this vitamin works and includes a link to more information on taking these supplements.
  • Folic Asid
    Folic acid is a vitamin supplement with several different health benefits. This segment of the eMedTV archives takes a brief look at folic acid and provides a link to more detailed information. Folic asid is a common misspelling of folic acid.
  • Follic Acid
    Folic acid is an important vitamin that appears to provide many health benefits. This eMedTV segment describes the benefits of folic acid and lists the side effects that may occur with the vitamin. Follic acid is a common misspelling of folic acid.
  • Forceps Delivery
    When a normal vaginal delivery is deemed too risky or impossible, a forceps delivery may be used instead. As this eMedTV article explains, with this procedure, the doctor uses forceps to gently pull the baby down the birth canal.
  • Gas During Pregnancy? Tips for Finding Relief
    Many women notice they have more gas, flatulence, and bloating during pregnancy. Sound like you? If so, this eMedTV article can help. It explores why these symptoms are more prevalent during pregnancy -- and tells you what you can do about them.
  • Generic Carenatal DHA
    A generic version of Carenatal DHA is not currently available. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains why there are no generic Carenatal DHA products available and discusses what to do if your pharmacy doesn't stock Carenatal DHA prenatal vitamins.
  • Generic Cervidil
    Patents currently prevent generic Cervidil (dinoprostone vaginal insert) from being made. This eMedTV page explains when generic versions might be available. It also defines the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.
  • Generic Citracal Prenatal + DHA
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains why there is no generic Citracal Prenatal + DHA available on the market today. This article also explains what you can do if your pharmacy does not carry Citracal Prenatal + DHA.
  • Generic Citranatal
    There are currently no generic versions of Citranatal available on the market. This segment from the eMedTV archives explains why many prenatal vitamins are not available in generic form and lists the Citranatal products that are currently available.
  • Generic Clomid
    There are several generic versions of Clomid, including Milophene, Serophene, and clomiphene citrate. This eMedTV resource describes generic Clomid products in more detail and explains how the FDA's generic drug rating system works.
  • Generic Clomiphene
    Milophene, Serophene, and clomiphene citrate are all generic forms of clomiphene. This eMedTV article further describes generic clomiphene, offers details on its manufacturers, and explains how the FDA's generic drug rating system works.
  • Generic Diclegis
    There are no generic Diclegis (doxylamine and pyridoxine) products currently available. This eMedTV Web page explains why companies are not allowed to make generic versions of this drug and discusses when a generic might become available.
  • Generic DuetDHA
    Generic DuetDHA is not currently available. This eMedTV page explains how the FDA does not test to see if there is a generic prenatal vitamin that is equivalent to the brand-name product and explains what to do if your pharmacy doesn't stock DuetDHA.
  • Generic Expecta
    There is no generic Expecta Lipil. This eMedTV page explains why there is no generic supplement that is considered equivalent to Expecta Lipil and discusses why it may not be safe for pregnant women to take supplements that contain fish oil.
  • Generic Gesticare
    At this time, there are no generic versions of Gesticare available on the market. This eMedTV Web page explains what you can do if you cannot afford brand-name Gesticare and discusses possible problems with generic prenatal vitamins.
  • Generic Makena
    At this time, generic Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) is not available. However, as this eMedTV page explains, certain pharmacies may be able to provide hydroxyprogesterone injections. This article takes a closer look at this topic.
  • Generic NataChew
    Technically, there are no generic NataChew prenatal vitamins available. However, as this eMedTV article explains, a pharmacist may substitute a generic prenatal vitamin that has the same ingredients in the same amounts as NataChew.
  • Generic Neevo
    At this time, Neevo is not available in generic form. This segment from the eMedTV Web site offers information on why this prenatal vitamin does not come as a generic and explains what you should do if you cannot afford brand-name Neevo.
  • Generic Nestabs
    There is no generic Nestabs product available at this time. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at why there are no generic versions of this prenatal vitamin and discusses why this product does not need approval by the FDA.
  • Generic Pitocin
    There are generic Pitocin (oxytocin) products available at this time. This eMedTV Web page covers who makes these products and lists the available strengths. This article also discusses whether these versions are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic PreCare
    As with other prenatal vitamins, PreCare products are not available in generic form. This part of the eMedTV archives explains why there are no generic PreCare products available and covers what you should do if your pharmacy doesn't stock PreCare.
  • Generic PreferaOB
    Prenatal vitamins like PreferaOB do not require FDA approval, which means no generics are available. This eMedTV page offers an explanation of why it is unknown if a generic PreferaOB product exists or if it would be equivalent to the brand-name vitamin.
  • Generic PremesisRx
    Generic PremesisRx is not currently available. This eMedTV page explains how the FDA does not have to determine whether generic prenatal vitamins are equivalent to brand-name products and covers what to do if your pharmacy doesn't stock PremesisRx.
  • Generic Prenatal Vitamins
    There are several generic prenatal vitamins available on the market. However, as this eMedTV page explains, it is hard to tell whether a generic prenatal vitamin is equivalent to the brand-name version, as the FDA does not have to determine this.
  • Generic Prenate DHA
    This eMedTV page explains that there is no generic Prenate DHA because the FDA is not required to determine which generic prenatal vitamins are equivalent to brand-name products. This page also covers what to do if a pharmacy does not stock Prenate DHA.
  • Generic Prenate Elite
    Prenate Elite is not available in a generic form. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains why there are no generic Prenate Elite prenatal vitamins available and discusses what you can do if your pharmacy does not carry Prenate Elite.
  • Generic Prenate Essential
    Prenate Essential is not available in generic form. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains why prenatal vitamins, including Prenate Essential, do not have generic versions. It also discusses what to do if your pharmacy does not stock this vitamin.
  • Generic Prenate Mini
    You cannot buy generic Prenate Mini prenatal vitamins. This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains why prenatal vitamins like Prenate Mini are not tested to determine whether any generic versions are equivalent to the brand-name product.
  • Generic PreNexa
    At this time, PreNexa is not available in generic form. As this eMedTV page explains, because prenatal vitamins do not have equivalence ratings, technically, no generic vitamin is equivalent to any brand-name prenatal vitamin (including PreNexa).
  • Generic Prepidil
    There are no generic Prepidil (dinoprostone vaginal gel) products available at this time. This eMedTV Web page explains why no companies have made a generic version of this drug and why it is difficult to estimate when or if one will be available.
  • Generic PrimaCare
    PrimaCare products (as well as other prenatal vitamins) are not available in generic form. This eMedTV segment discusses why there are no generic PrimaCare products available and explains what you should do if your pharmacy doesn't have PrimaCare.
  • Generic Stuart Prenatal
    As with other prenatal vitamins, Stuart Prenatal is not available in generic form. This eMedTV page explains how the FDA does not approve prenatal vitamins and, therefore, does not have to determine which generics are equivalent to brand-name products.
  • Generic TheraNatal
    You cannot buy a generic TheraNatal product. This eMedTV Web selection explains why prenatal vitamins like TheraNatal do not have to undergo testing to determine whether a generic version may be equivalent to the brand-name product.
  • Gestational Deabetes
    About 5 percent of women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment explains what causes this condition and who is at a higher risk for developing it. Gestational deabetes is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabetes
    Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that only affects pregnant women. This page of the eMedTV library discusses this condition in detail (including its effects on the baby) and explains that, for most women, it often goes away after pregnancy.
  • Gestational Diabetes Diet
    As this eMedTV article explains, a gestational diabetes diet is intended to keep blood glucose within a target range. This Web page provides general information and suggestions about following a healthy diet for women with this type of diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabetes Sample Menu
    This eMedTV article provides a gestational diabetes sample menu for a woman who weighed between 130 and 135 pounds before becoming pregnant. These are guidelines only -- not every gestational diabetes sample menu is right for every woman.
  • Gestational Diabetes Symptoms
    Common gestational diabetes symptoms include being very thirsty, frequent urination, and frequent infections. This eMedTV article discusses other signs and symptoms of this condition, including information on how they affect the mother and the baby.
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