pregnancy

Tips for Pregnant Women Amidst Coronavirus

By uclahealth • March 5, 2020

“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019
Dear Doctors: Our daughter-in-law is four months pregnant with our first grandchild. When she and our son were recently visiting for the weekend, we became aware that she’s secretly smoking. She says it’s OK because it’s just three cigarettes a day and asked us not to tell our son. Is [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 3, 2018
Before you start training for that next half marathon or dedicate yourself to a new kettlebell routine, there's one thing you should do first, says Philip H. Cohen, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician, and that's to clearly define some [...]
By uclahealth • August 1, 2018
Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist
By Ryan Hatoum • June 14, 2018
Dear Doctor: I just entered my second trimester without any nausea at all. Considering a recent study linking morning sickness to a successful pregnancy, should I be worried? Nausea occurs in up to 80 percent of pregnancies. The cause appears to [...]
By Ask the Doctors • May 23, 2018
May awareness day for condition that affects 2 percent of pregnant women Morning sickness—nausea and vomiting during pregnancy—occurs in up to 90 percent of women. Even animals, including a Gorilla named Calaya, have experienced it, too. About 2 percent of pregnant women suffer a more severe form of [...]
By Amy Albin • May 10, 2018
Dear Doctor: Will taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy increase the chances that the child will have ADHD or autism?   The largest of these studies showed that, among children whose mothers ever used ace Here’s the important caveat: The two [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 7, 2018
Dear Doctors: It's been two weeks since our son was born, and my wife seems to be having a hard time. She cries easily and has a lot of anxiety. Is this just baby blues, like my mother says, or is it postpartum depression? Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 15, 2018
Kate Middleton, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge, recently announced that she is pregnant with her third child. And, as with her first two pregnancies she is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). Her story puts a spotlight on a debilitating condition that affects roughly [...]
By Amy Albin • October 10, 2017