Health & Pregnancy
- Q Is it safe to travel by airplane during pregnancy?
You can fly while pregnant, but there are certain precautions you should take before traveling by air. If at all possible, limit your air travel to the middle of your pregnancy, between weeks 14 and 28. Also, limit the number of hours of flight time per... Full Answer
- Q How can I get a better night's sleep when I'm pregnant?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyWhen it comes to sleeping during pregnancy, you just can't impose your will on your body, but there are some little things that will make you more comfortable, so that your body follows what your mind wants. Some suggestions: If you have... Full Answer
- Q What increases my chances of having a healthy pregnancy?
In general, eating nutritious food, exercising, and avoiding medicines or activities that might harm your baby are good ways to stay healthy during your pregnancy. Pregnant women generally need about 250 extra calories a day, and usually should not diet... Full Answer
- Q Why should a doctor screen me for STDs during pregnancy?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyBecause of the potential complications that can be passed to the fetus, you'll be screen for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as part of your prenatal visits, you'll be screened for STDs. Some of the ones your doctor or midwife may talk to you about:... Full Answer