Category: Pregnancy

What is hydronephrosis?

What is hydronephrosis?

The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra fluid. The kidneys filter out waste and deposit it in urine. Urine flows ...
Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Shingles exposure during pregnancy

Every so often we get a question from a pregnant woman who is concerned because someone in her family (usually a parent or in-law) has shingles. She i ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...

PUPPP or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques

You thought when you got that pregnancy acne under control that you were good to go. And the overall itchiness of your stretching skin has been manage ...
Meconium aspiration

Meconium aspiration

Meconium is the stuff that first poops are made of. It’s greenish-black, sticky and tar-like, but may be treated as gold because it shows that the ...