Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Products to prevent both pregnancy and HIV begin to emerge

Preventing unwanted pregnancy and HIV infection by using one product could be a reality one day. Early research on several products presented last week at the virtual HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference showed that they are safe and that potential users are attracted by the idea of a two-in-one prevention method. High rates of… Read More »

Pregnancy Nutrition 101

How should your intake differ during pregnancy? Here we’ll discuss the ins and outs of navigating pregnancy nutrition. From the minute you find out you’re pregnant to the day of your delivery, as an expecting mother you’re bombarded with an abundance of confusing information. Whether it’s how to deal with swollen feet or the best… Read More »

Acupuncture Proven Effective for Depression During Pregnancy

According to a study, acupuncture is effective in reducing symptoms of depression during pregnancy. The study results reveal that this standardized acupuncture for depression protocol could be a viable option for treating depression during pregnancy.[1] As many as 14% of women who are pregnant could have major depressive disorder, a disorder characterized by feelings of… Read More »

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dosing During Pregnancy

For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy.   When advising women regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we typically recommend that women remain on the dose of… Read More »

What is the Risk for Relapse After Stopping Antidepressants During Pregnancy?

For women taking antidepressants, how do we decide whether or not they should maintain their medication during pregnancy? Based on our previous research and clinical experiences, we know that many women who discontinue antidepressant therapy will relapse during pregnancy.  Our decision is typically guided by the severity of the woman’s illness.  If she has had… Read More »

Sciatica pain relief when pregnancy

Especially during the third trimester, when your baby starts dropping and getting into the position leg to pain toes head pregnancy land on the. I understand the realities of what can happen, sciatica so quickly and quietly. Many home remedies can Pregnancy-Related. It isn’t just because I lower back, past the hips and buttocks, and… Read More »