Stillbirths

Stillbirths, Pregnancy Complications Up During Pandemic

Topic: Stillbirths, Pregnancy Complications Up During Pandemic The ripple effect of the COVID-19 scourge has led to more complications among pregnant women worldwide, including an increase in stillbirths, a new study says. The research review also found higher rates of maternal deaths and depression in the first year of the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has…

Pregnant In A Pandemic

Pregnant In A Pandemic

Topic: Pregnant In A Pandemic Pregnancy has its own unique challenges. Throw in a COVID-19 pandemic and the situation becomes more complicated. With little information available about how coronavirus impacts pregnant and lactating women, it’s important to rely on health care professionals for advice. Erin Clark, MD, chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at…

Affect Your Period

Can the COVID Vaccine Affect Your Period?

Topic: Can the COVID Vaccine Affect Your Period? The COVID-19 vaccine can come with many (totally normal) side effects, like a fever, chills, and muscle pain. So it’s only natural to wonder if it can temporarily influence other aspects of your health, like your menstrual cycle. First, there’s no reason not to get vaccinated when…

Study reveals

Study reveals how exercise during pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring

Study reveals how exercise during pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring. A mechanism has been identified that explains how physical exercise in pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring. According to researchers, the key lies with a protein called SOD3, vitamin D and adequate exercise, with the outcomes possibly forming the first steps to…

Have You Considered These Family Planning Options?

Did you know that about half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned? According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, women with accidental pregnancies are more likely to deliver early and suffer from postpartum depression. At Cary OB/GYN, we know firsthand how an unexpected pregnancy affects you and your baby’s health, which…