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Pregnancy and Hepatitis B: Frequently Asked Questions

This site provides important information related to Hepatitis B and pregnant women. Included are questions to ask the doctor, information about tests, vaccinations, breast feeding, labor and delivery guidelines, and more.

Review Date: June 20, 2012

Hepatitis B Foundation

Air Travel During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Generally, commercial air travel during pregnancy is considered safe for women who have healthy pregnancies. Still, if you're pregnant, it's best to check with your health care provider before you fly.

Review Date: December 29, 2011

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Amniocentesis: March of Dimes

Amniocentesis is the most common prenatal test used to rule out certain birth defects and genetic disorders. The decision to have amniocentesis requires careful planning and thoughtful discussion with your family and doctor.

Review Date: June 25, 2012

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Pregnancy: Taking Care of You and Your Baby

These are some guidelines to follow to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Review Date: December 19, 2011

American Academy of Family Physicians

Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), which is also called toxemia or preeclampsia, is a problem that occurs in some women during pregnancy. The signs of PIH include: high blood pressure, swelling that doesn't go away and large amounts of protein in the urine.

Review Date: December 19, 2011

American Academy of Family Physicians

Ten Healthy Pregnancy Tips

Important advice for mothers-to-be on maintaining a healthy pregnancy through sensible food choices, mental health and other healthy behavior choices..

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Lamaze International