• Because Zika during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika outbreaks (as indicated by red areas on the Zika map ). (cdc.gov)
  • The only way to completely prevent Zika infection during pregnancy is to not travel to areas with risk of Zika and to use precautions or avoid sex with someone who has recently traveled to a risk area. (cdc.gov)
  • It is important to understand the risks of Zika infection during pregnancy, ways to protect yourself, signs of Zika, and the limitations of Zika testing upon your return. (cdc.gov)
  • Prevent getting Zika infection through sex by using condoms from start to finish every time you have sex (oral, vaginal, or anal) or by not having sex during your pregnancy. (cdc.gov)
  • Current evidence suggests that Zika infection prior to pregnancy would not pose a risk of birth defects to a future pregnancy. (cdc.gov)
  • If you do not have symptoms, you should be offered testing at your first prenatal care visit, followed by two additional rounds of testing at regular prenatal care visits during your pregnancy. (cdc.gov)
  • Learn about your pregnancy symptoms and how to spot the early signs of pregnancy . (thebump.com)
  • If you do experience upper back pain during pregnancy you can use ice, heat, or massage to relieve symptoms. (athletico.com)
  • Symptoms of early pregnancy may include missed periods , tender breasts, nausea and vomiting , hunger, and frequent urination. (wikipedia.org)
  • A heterotopic pregnancy may have similar signs and symptoms as a normal intrauterine pregnancy, a normal intrauterine pregnancy and a ruptured ovarian cyst, a corpus luteum, or appendicitis . (wikipedia.org)
  • The symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy are those presentations and conditions that result from pregnancy but do not significantly interfere with activities of daily living or pose a threat to the health of the mother or baby. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beginning around your 15th week of pregnancy, your doctor will monitor the fetus by fetal echocardiogram either monthly or weekly, depending on your antibody levels (called titers) and medical history. (arthritis.org)
  • All pregnant women have some insulin resistance during late pregnancy. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to the diseases unique to pregnancy, pregnant women are also susceptible to viral infections such as acute hepatitis A , hepatitis B , hepatitis C , hepatitis E. Out of these four viruses, only hepatitis B and C can lead to chronic disease, and therefore could be pre-existing. (liver.ca)
  • Pregnant women have to be careful not to become infected during pregnancy. (liver.ca)
  • It is recommended that pregnant women, especially in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, sleep on their side. (athletico.com)
  • With more pregnant women admitting to using marijuana during pregnancy, it's become even more important to understand the drug's potential effects on a developing fetus. (newsweek.com)
  • The greatest risk of these drugs comes later in pregnancy, when they may interfere with labor, affect amniotic fluid production or cause excessive bleeding during delivery. (arthritis.org)
  • If you go to the emergency department because of abdominal pain, you'll probably be given a urine pregnancy test. (kidshealth.org)
  • Pregnancy tests are based on a detectable increase in human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in the blood serum and urine during early pregnancy . (britannica.com)
  • In home pregnancy tests, which are qualitative (determining whether HCG is present), a small amount of urine is applied to a chemical strip. (britannica.com)
  • Pregnancy tests performed in a laboratory on a sample of blood or urine are quantitative and therefore are more accurate than a home pregnancy test. (britannica.com)
  • The following sections provide details on the effects of specific STDs during a woman's pregnancy, as well as links to Web pages with additional information. (cdc.gov)
  • Breaking of the membranes of the amniotic sac (which lines the woman's uterus and contains the baby during pregnancy). (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Pregnancy , process and series of changes that take place in a woman's organs and tissues as a result of a developing fetus. (britannica.com)
  • Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. (eeoc.gov)
  • If a woman is temporarily unable to perform her job due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the employer or other covered entity must treat her in the same way as it treats any other temporarily disabled employee. (eeoc.gov)
  • It is unlawful to harass a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. (eeoc.gov)
  • Talk to your doctor about how much weight you should gain for a healthy pregnancy. (cdc.gov)
  • In this Exclusive Interview, Dr. Lois Jovanovic joins Diabetes in Control publisher Steve Freed at the AACE 2016 convention in Orlando, Florida to discuss the many aspects of having a healthy pregnancy with diabetes, including optimal blood sugar levels, low-cab diets, and managing insulin dosage. (diabetesincontrol.com)
  • In a heterotopic pregnancy there is one fertilized ovum which implants normally in the uterus, and one fertilized ovum which implants abnormally, outside of the uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • A multiple pregnancy involves more than one offspring, such as with twins . (wikipedia.org)
  • Raynaud's often eases as your blood flow increases in pregnancy. (arthritis.org)
  • Toward the end of pregnancy, calcium is deposited on the walls of blood vessels, and proteins are deposited on the surface of the placenta, which changes the placenta. (wikipedia.org)
  • Connect with fellow members in pregnancy and parenting discussion forums and birth month clubs . (thebump.com)
  • An employer may have to provide a reasonable accommodation (such as leave or modifications that enable an employee to perform her job) for a disability related to pregnancy, absent undue hardship (significant difficulty or expense). (eeoc.gov)
  • After any travel outside the United States during pregnancy, it is important to tell your doctor or health care provider about your travel because of the potential risk of various infectious diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • The following diseases are unique to pregnancy and not comparable to those occurring in non-pregnant patients. (liver.ca)
  • Pregnancy is typically divided into three trimesters. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers believe the levels of estrogen which the body creates during pregnancy could explain this association. (newsweek.com)
  • An employer may not single out pregnancy-related conditions for special procedures to determine an employee's ability to work. (eeoc.gov)
  • However, if an employer requires its employees to submit a doctor's statement concerning their ability to work before granting leave or paying sick benefits, the employer may require employees affected by pregnancy-related conditions to submit such statements. (eeoc.gov)