Items Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Ask the Doctors - Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

October 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 she correct? Two future grandparents […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy pregnancy, miscarriage, placental abruption, pregnancy, SIDS, smoking, sudden infant death syndrome


August 1, 2018

7 tips to get into an exercise groove after having a baby

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 health and fitness goals. Women who have recently given birth, are pregnant, or are […]

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Tags: Dr. Philip Cohen, Encino, exercise, healthy lifestyle, postpartum, pregnancy, primary care, sports medicine, UCLA Health Encino, working out


What couples need to know about male fertility problems

June 14, 2018

What couples need to know about male fertility problems

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

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 Dr. Jesse Mills. Here’s what dads-to-be – and their partners – […]

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Tags: diet, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, Father's Day, fertility, lifestyle changes, male infertility, men's health, nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, sleep


Ask the Doctors - Is morning sickness linked to a successful pregnancy?

May 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is morning sickness linked to a successful pregnancy?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 be related to a rapid increase of the pregnancy hormone beta hCG (BHCG) as […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctor, Dr. Robert Ashley, miscarriage risk, morning sickness, nausea, pregnancy


Severe morning sickness: what you need to know

May 10, 2018

Severe morning sickness: what you need to know

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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 morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum, or […]

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Tags: extreme morning sickness, genes, HG, hyperemesis gravidarum, Marlena Fejzo, morning sickness, pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, pregnancy vomitting


Ask the Doctors - What are real risks of acetaminophen during pregnancy?

April 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are real risks of acetaminophen during pregnancy?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 groups of women were themselves very different. Participants who used acetaminophen were more likely to […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, adhd, autism, Dr. Robert Ashley, pregnancy, Tylenol


Ask the Doctors - How worried should I be about my wife's 'baby blues'?

March 15, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worried should I be about my wife’s ‘baby blues’?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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? Congratulations on welcoming a new baby! Your lives have undergone an […]

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Tags: Anxiety, baby, baby blues, childbirth, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, estrogen, hopelessness, infancy, major depression, mild depression, mood swings


Researchers testing new app to help track extreme morning sickness during pregnancy

October 10, 2017

Researchers testing new app to help track extreme morning sickness during pregnancy

By Amy Albin amyalbin

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 100,000 women per year in the United States. While ‘morning […]

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Tags: app, extreme morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, Marlena Fejzo, pregnancy, research study


A college woman's guide to feminine health

August 15, 2017

A college woman’s guide to feminine health

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Heading off to college is an exciting time for young women moving away from home for the first time. Living with roommates, making new friends and juggling classes are all part of the experience. This new sense of independence should also include taking charge of one’s own health, says Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor […]

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Tags: birth control, bladder, campus life, college, Dr. Aparna Sridhar, feminine health, good hygiene, gynecology, HPV, HPV vaccine, LGBTQ, menstrual cycles


New guidelines for peanut allergies

May 12, 2017

New guidelines for peanut allergies

By uclahealth uclahealth

Are you concerned about your baby developing a peanut allergy? New guidelines recommend introducing peanuts before age 1 in some children. A common and severe food allergy Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the U.S. Up to 2 percent of children and adolescents are allergic to the legume — and […]

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Tags: allergy, allergy blood test, breastfeeding, choking hazards, coughing, difficulty breathing, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, eczema, eyelid swelling, food allergies, hives, legume