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Gestational Diabetes Testing - Males and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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  • Gestational Diabetes Testing
    Gestational diabetes testing is often a routine aspect of prenatal care. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, tests for this condition (which are also described) may be done at various points in the pregnancy, depending on your level of risk.
  • Gestational Diabeties
    Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that only affects pregnant women. This eMedTV page explains who is at risk for developing this disease and what treatments are available. Gestational diabeties is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabetis
    This eMedTV page offers an overview of gestational diabetes, a condition that can occur in pregnant women. This page explains how it is diagnosed and lists treatment options. Gestational diabetis is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabets
    Nearly 5 percent of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes. This eMedTV page takes a brief look at how the condition is diagnosed and also provides a link to more information. Gestational diabets is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabites
    The hormonal changes and weight gain that occur during pregnancy can cause gestational diabetes. This eMedTV page lists risk factors for this condition and available treatments. Gestational diabites is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabities
    Gestational diabetes occurs when a pregnant woman's body does not properly convert food into energy. This eMedTV page describes some precautions involving gestational diabetes. Gestational diabities is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diaebetes
    This eMedTV page explains that gestational diabetes can cause problems in both the mother and fetus. This page covers these problems and offers a link to more detailed information. Gestational diaebetes is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Dibetes
    Gestational diabetes occurs in about 5 percent of all pregnancies. This eMedTV article lists risk factors for this type of diabetes and discusses the effects of this disease. Gestational dibetes is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diebetes
    Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes caused by hormonal changes and weight gain in pregnant women. This eMedTV resource explores the potential risks of this condition. Gestational diebetes is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gestational Diebetis
    Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. This eMedTV resource explores the causes and potential risks of this condition. Gestational diebetis is a common misspelling of gestational diabetes.
  • Gesticare
    Gesticare is a prescription prenatal vitamin that contains a variety of different vitamins and minerals. This eMedTV segment describes the benefits of this supplement, explains how it works, and offers dosing information for the product.
  • Gesticare and Breastfeeding
    Gesticare is considered to be safe for nursing women. As this eMedTV article explains, since breastfeeding is a time of increased nutritional need, it is actually recommended that nursing mothers take a prenatal vitamin (such as Gesticare).
  • Gesticare Dosage
    The standard recommended dosage of Gesticare is one tablet once a day. As this eMedTV page explains, this vitamin can be taken before, during, and after pregnancy. You should try to take it on a regular basis (although you can miss an occasional dose).
  • Gesticare Drug Interactions
    Numerous medicines may cause drug interactions with Gesticare, including antibiotics and bisphosphonates. As this eMedTV article explains, the minerals in Gesticare may prevent these various medications from being absorbed into the body.
  • Gesticare Overdose
    An overdose of Gesticare can be quite dangerous and may result in iron poisoning. This eMedTV segment lists some of the symptoms of iron poisoning and describes the various treatment options that are available for an overdose of this prenatal vitamin.
  • Gesticare Prenatal Vitamin Information
    Gesticare is a supplement taken by women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. This eMedTV resource offers more information on this prenatal vitamin, including some of its safety warnings and side effects.
  • Gesticare Side Effects
    Potential side effects of Gesticare include heartburn or indigestion, fatigue, and insomnia. This eMedTV resource lists other possible side effects, including potentially serious problems that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Gesticare Uses
    Gesticare is a product that helps fill in nutritional gaps in the diet of pregnant and breastfeeding women. This eMedTV article explains why taking this prenatal vitamin is important and explores possible off-label uses for Gesticare supplements.
  • Gesticare Warnings and Precautions
    If you have anemia, talk to your doctor before taking Gesticare. This eMedTV page further explains what you should discuss with your doctor before using this vitamin. Warnings and precautions on who should not use Gesticare are also listed here.
  • Getting Big Brother or Sister Ready for a New Baby
    Becoming a big brother or sister is exciting, but as this eMedTV article explains, having a new baby around is also a huge adjustment from what your child is used to. This selection provides helpful tips on getting your child ready for this change.
  • Having Sex While Pregnant
    Do you have questions about having sex while pregnant? This part of the eMedTV Web site is a great place to start. It gives a brief overview of this topic and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Headaches
    Headaches are a common ailment in pregnancy. They can be caused by hormone changes, stress, changes in posture, lack of sleep, or in some cases, preeclampsia (a condition involving high blood pressure during pregnancy). Trying to combat the root of the problem to prevent headaches is generally the best approach. Use relaxation techniques, eat well, drink plenty of water, maintain good posture, and get some exercise. If a headache does occur, you can try applying cold or heat packs, practicing deep breathing, or relaxing in a dark room. If this doesn't work, talk with your doctor about using acetaminophen.
  • How Do I Know If I've Had a Miscarriage?
    Does bleeding during pregnancy mean you are having a miscarriage? This eMedTV article provides detailed information on the signs and symptoms of miscarriage. This segment also tells you how your doctor will determine the cause of any problems.
  • How Does Pitocin Work?
    A doctor may prescribe Pitocin to help cause or improve uterine contractions. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses how Pitocin works to cause the uterus to contract and also explains how the drug is given. It also links to more information.
  • How Safe Is a Postpartum Tubal Ligation?
    This interactive video explains the safety of this procedure.
  • How Safe Is Cesarean Section?
    This multimedia clip gives an overview of possible risks with cesarean section.
  • How Safe Is Childbirth?
    This interactive segment describes the major and minor complications associated with childbirth.
  • How Safe Is Laparoscopy For an Ectopic Pregnancy?
    This interactive video explains the safety of this procedure.
  • How Safe Is VBAC?
    This interactive segment describes the major and minor complications associated with childbirth.
  • How to Get Pregnant
    Women who are having difficulty conceiving may need to know more about their options and tips. This eMedTV article explains how to get pregnant based on when a woman ovulates and discusses other available options, such as fertility testing.
  • I Have Had a Miscarriage -- What Happens Next?
    This eMedTV article is for women who have recently had a miscarriage. Not sure what happens next? This selection tells you what you need to know about trying again, physical symptoms, handling the emotional impact of miscarriage, and more.
  • In The Hospital (Postpartum Tubal Ligation)
    This video explains what to expect during your recovery time at the hospital.
  • Incisional Hernia (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This video explains that an incisional hernia is a possible risk with laparoscopy.
  • Incisional Hernia After Laparoscopic Surgery
    Though rare, an incisional hernia can occur after laparoscopic surgery if the abdominal wall doesn't close. This eMedTV Web page discusses the possibility of incisional hernia after laparoscopic surgery, problems it can cause, and how it is treated.
  • Indications for Bilateral Tubal Ligation
    This video clip explains why someone may consider bilateral tubal ligation.
  • Infection (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This interactive video discusses possible infections that may occur due to this procedure.
  • Infection After Cesarean Section
    An infection after cesarean section occurs in about 1 to 2 out of every 20 surgeries. This page of the eMedTV archives explains how this complication develops, where it develops, and common treatment methods, such as antibiotics.
  • Information About Ectopic Pregnancy
    Ectopic pregnancy occurs in about 1 out of every 60 pregnancies. This part of the eMedTV site features more information about ectopic pregnancy, including symptoms and treatment options. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • Information About Gestational Diabetes
    If you are looking for information about gestational diabetes, this eMedTV article can help. This resource looks at some of the risk factors for this condition and explains why getting treatment is so important.
  • Information About Preeclampsia
    This part of the eMedTV site features information about preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that can occur during pregnancy. This article explores the common symptoms of this condition and includes a link to more details.
  • Information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Do you need information on fetal alcohol syndrome? Check out this segment of the eMedTV site. We explain why this condition is 100 percent preventable, the complications it causes, and the possible prognosis with diagnosis and treatment.
  • Information on Postpartum Depression
    This part of the eMedTV site contains information on postpartum depression, a condition characterized by depression that lasts longer than two weeks after childbirth. This article looks at classic symptoms and explores how the condition may be treated.
  • Information on Pregnancy
    This part of the eMedTV site contains some basic information for women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. This article describes common symptoms and helpful safety tips, and includes a link to learn more.
  • Information on Prenatal Vitamins
    This eMedTV segment gives some basic information about prenatal vitamins, which provide important nutrients during pregnancy and other times of increased nutritional need. It covers side effects, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, and more.
  • Inside the Operating Room (C-Section)
    This video segment explains what it's like inside the operating room.
  • Intestine or Bowel Damage (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks)
    This interactive video describes possible bowel damage that may occur with this procedure.
  • Is It Risky to Fly While Pregnant?
    Worried about flying while pregnant? You're not alone. This eMedTV article talks about whether it's okay to fly during pregnancy, how you can make air travel more comfortable, and how you can reduce your risk of problems.
  • Labor and Birth
    As a soon-to-be parent, you are probably interested in (and possibly nervous about) the birthing process. This eMedTV page gives an overview of childbirth, with details on the different stages of labor. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Labor Pain Management
    This video describes epidurals and other anesthesia for use during childbirth.
  • Labor Signs
    This video clip discusses several signs of labor.
  • Laparoscopic Surgery Complications
    Although rare, it is possible to have complications with laparoscopic surgery. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes some of the possible minor and major laparoscopic surgery complications, such as blood clots, infections, and bleeding.
  • Laparoscopic Surgery Infections
    Although rare, an infection after laparoscopic surgery is a possible complication of the procedure. This eMedTV Web page explains the different types of laparoscopic surgery infections, symptoms, complications, and how they are usually treated.
  • Laparoscopy for an Ectopic Pregnancy
    This eMedTV Web page and video discusses a laparoscopy for an ectopic pregnancy. It explains in detail what an ectopic pregnancy is, addresses possible complications associated with a laparoscopy, and describes the benefits and risks.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy -- Anesthesia Options
    This video clip discusses the type of anesthesia you may be given and risks to consider.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy -- Major Problems
    This video clip outlines major complications that may occur with this procedure.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy -- Minor Problems
    This video clip discusses possible complications that are typically minor.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy -- Risks and Possible Outcomes
    This video introduces major complications with this procedure and possible outcomes.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy -- Risks as a Diabetic
    This video clip explains some of the health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy -- Summary
    This video explains why a laparoscopy is an effective procedure for an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy -- The Procedure
    This video clip describes how a laparoscopy is used to detect an ectopic pregnancy.
  • Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy Risks -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Leaving the Hospital (Diabetic and Childbirth)
    This video clip describes what you can expect as a diabetic upon leaving the hospital after childbirth.
  • Leaving the Hospital (Diabetic and VBAC)
    This video clip describes what you can expect as a diabetic upon leaving the hospital after childbirth.
  • Leaving the Hospital (Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy) -- Information for Diabetic Patients
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Leaving the Hospital (Postpartum Tubal Ligation)
    This video clip explains the instructions you will typically be given upon leaving the hospital.
  • Leaving the Hospital (Postpartum Tubal Ligation) - Information for Diabetic Patients
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Leaving the Hospital (VBAC)
    This video discusses what to expect when leaving the hospital after giving birth.
  • Leaving the Hospital - Information for Diabetic Patients (Cesarean Section)
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Leaving the Hospital Following Delivery
    This video discusses what to expect when leaving the hospital after giving birth.
  • Leaving the Hospital Following Laparoscopy For Ectopic Pregnancy
    This video discusses discharge instructions you may receive when leaving the hospital.
  • Leg Aches and Pains
    Women commonly experience leg cramps and pains during pregnancy. Weight gain and changes in circulation are thought to be the major causes. These can sometimes be prevented with regular exercise. Stretching and massage are also good ways to help improve function and circulation in leg muscles. It also may help to rest with your legs up or to use heated pads or a warm bath to help soothe aching muscles. If leg cramps are a recurring problem, using supportive stockings may also help prevent some of this pain.
  • Living With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    A person living with fetal alcohol syndrome may sometimes require assistance from family and professionals. This eMedTV segment offers tips on living with this disorder, including how to acquire independent living and housing information.
  • Long-Term Effects of Preeclampsia
    This section of the eMedTV library discusses the possible long-term effects of preeclampsia, including what can happen to the fetus and newborn. This article also explains how preeclampsia affects the mother.
  • Looking Your Best During Pregnancy: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Beauty Questions
    Does everyone get stretch marks during pregnancy? Is it okay for pregnant women to dye their hair? In this eMedTV article, we answer the most frequently asked questions on pregnancy and beauty, with helpful tips to keep you looking your best.
  • Major Complications of Postpartum Bitubal Ligation
    Major complications can occur with a postpartum bitubal ligation, which this video clip describes.
  • Makana
    Makena, a prescription drug, is used for the prevention of premature birth in certain women. This eMedTV resource briefly describes this product and offers a link to more detailed information. Makana is a common misspelling of Makena.
  • Makena
    To help prevent preterm birth, your healthcare provider may recommend a drug called Makena. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at this medication, including how it is injected, how often it needs to be used, what to expect, and more.
  • Makena and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this selection from the eMedTV site, Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) is generally not prescribed for women who are breastfeeding. This Web page explains why and stresses the importance of talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Makena and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV article explains, women who are pregnant and have a history of preterm birth may benefit from Makena. This resource takes an in-depth look at using this drug during pregnancy, and why it should be avoided in the first trimester.
  • Makena Dosage
    Makena is usually continued up until week 37 of pregnancy, or until delivery. This eMedTV Web article covers the dosing guidelines for Makena in detail, explaining when this medication is typically started and how to ensure its effectiveness.
  • Makena Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web page offers some basic information on Makena, a drug used to prevent preterm birth in women who have given birth too early in the past. This article explains how it is given, lists side effects, and provides a link to more details.
  • Makena Drug Interactions
    Tizanidine, acetaminophen, and theophylline are some of the drugs that may interact with Makena. This eMedTV selection gives more information on this topic, explaining which types of drugs are more likely to cause problems when taken with Makena.
  • Makena Overdose
    As this eMedTV segment explains, an overdose of Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) is unlikely to cause serious problems -- however, there may be financial consequences. This article describes what to expect in the case of an overdose.
  • Makena Side Effects
    Pain and swelling at the injection site are two of the most Makena side effects. This portion of the eMedTV Web site lists other side effects that may occur when using this medication, including serious problems that require immediate medical care.
  • Makena Uses
    Makena is approved to help reduce the risk of preterm birth in certain women. This selection from the eMedTV site talks in more detail about what Makena is used for, the conditions under which it can be prescribed, and how it works.
  • Makena Warnings and Precautions
    If you have heart or kidney problems, be aware that Makena can cause fluid retention. This eMedTV Web resource lists other important warnings and precautions for Makena, including information on who may need to avoid this drug.
  • Makina
    As an injected medication, Makena is administered once a week to help reduce the risk of preterm birth. This eMedTV segment takes a quick look at this product and provides a link to more information. Makina is a common misspelling of Makena.
  • Males and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Males and fetal alcohol syndrome are not generally linked, but are indirectly related. This eMedTV page explains the relationship in more detail and offers tips on preventing the condition.
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