Conception & Pregnancy

 

Migraines During Pregnancy

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Headaches during pregnancy are common, however, 1 out of every 5 women with headaches actually suffer from migraines. Women suffering from migraines during pregnancy should see a high-risk obstetrician for pre-natal care.

Do I Really Have to Watch My Cholesterol When I’m Pregnant?

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The answer is yes, as a general principle in a healthy pregnancy. But women with high cholesterol levels should be particularly careful about what they eat during pregnancy. At Reproductive Science Center we check cholesterol panels on all women over 40 years old and in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and obesity, as cholesterol levels are usually higher among these groups of women. High cholesterol can run in families and can be elevated even in otherwise healthy women.

Egg Donation, Pregnancy and Pre-eclampsia

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For patients with diminished ovarian reserve or premature menopause, egg donation is a true blessing. However, a recent study out of France has shown that pre-eclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure) is 4 times more common in pregnancies conceived through donor eggs.

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

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By Dr. Mary Hinckley – While bleeding in early pregnancy is scary, it is not always a bad sign. Often the first sign of a miscarriage, there are also things that will not be a miscarriage that can cause the bleeding.