More recently, I took a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy. I was inspired not only by the experiences of friends and patients, but also by my own personal experience of trying to start a family after the age of 40.
As an OB/GYN and high-risk pregnancy specialist, I get called, texted and emailed nearly daily by friends, friends of friends, coworkers and family members with questions about various issues surrounding pregnancy and delivery. I make it a policy to answer truthfully and directly and always make sure whoever is asking the question is prepared for the answer. As a physician and now mother, this is what I think every women should know, but may not think to ask.
Spurred by the revelation that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child, the Cut did some research into the science behind baby bumps. Specifically: Why do baby bumps look so different on different women? In one photo I came across of two women in the same trimester, for instance, one looked hugely pregnant while the other was barely showing. My mind was blown. Why? How?
Amy Schumer Shares an Ultrasound Video of Her Very Energetic Baby: ‘That’s Why I’m Puking Every Day’
Morning sickness, sometimes called nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), is very common in early pregnancy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says. And, even though it’s called “morning” sickness, it can happen at any time during the day (or night).
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