Category: Questions/answers

I am scared of having my perineum cut during childbirth!

I am scared of having my perineum cut during childbirth!

I am 30 weeks pregnant and expecting my first baby. I am really scared that the doctor will cut my perineum during childbirth. Does this
I am pregnant and having difficulty sleeping

I am pregnant and having difficulty sleeping

I am 28 weeks pregnant and am having real difficulty sleeping. I wake up to go to the bathroom, or wake up for no reason
Why do I have hemorrhoids while pregnant?

Why do I have hemorrhoids while pregnant?

My name is Melinda, and I am discouraged. I’m 26 weeks pregnant and already have 2 painful hemorrhoids. Why is this happening to me? I
Can you tell me more about cytomegalovirus (CMV)?

Can you tell me more about cytomegalovirus (CMV)?

My doctor just told me that they wanted to take a blood test to see if I’m infected with cytomegalovirus.
My placenta is poorly positioned. Can I give birth vaginally?

My placenta is poorly positioned. Can I give birth vaginally?

My doctor told me I could have a scheduled cesarean because my placenta is too low. Why am i not able to give birth vaginally?
I’m pregnant and have reflux. What can I take?

I’m pregnant and have reflux. What can I take?

Marie, I have gastric reflux that is frequently a real problem. I’m 24 weeks pregnant and have modified my diet, but nothing works. Help! What
Can I go downhill skiing during my pregnancy?

Can I go downhill skiing during my pregnancy?

I have been downhill skiing almost my whole life, and am an expert skier. But I am 13 weeks pregnant and everyone is saying I
Can I lose my baby if I continue to play sports while pregnant?

Can I lose my baby if I continue to play sports while pregnant?

Marie, I am 16 weeks pregnant and naturally sportive, but people are telling me to stop playing sports because I could lose my baby. Do
I smoked pot before I knew I was pregnant!

I smoked pot before I knew I was pregnant!

Marie, I’m worried because I just learned I’m pregnant and I remembered that I smoked two or three joints during the weeks after conception. I
How much coffee during pregnancy?

How much coffee during pregnancy?

Are you one of those people who need your cup of coffee in the morning, and dread having to give it up now that you're
Do you know about restless legs syndrome?

Do you know about restless legs syndrome?

Marie, I am 24 weeks pregnant, and why I lay down, my leg gets restless and starts moving non-stop. My cousin said it was restless
What do babies see at birth?

What do babies see at birth?

Marie, after childbirth, can my baby see me? He seems to recognise me. Thanks, Marilyne Marilyne, you are not the only one asking this question.