Pregnancy

I crave for the weirdest things

Dear Doctor, I am three months pregnant with my first child and I crave for the weirdest things, like the smell of soil after it rains makes me want to eat it.  Is this normal? Nadia - Dear Nadia, Congratulations on your first pregnancy and best wishes for it. It is perfectly normal for...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:20pm

How can I deal with morning sickness?

Dear Doctor, I’m pregnant with my second child and get really bad morning sickness. Are there any home remedies I could try to feel better?  Natasha - Dear Natasha,   Pregnancy is a joyous occasion for many women all over the world. However, this pleasure is affected by...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:32pm

Carrie Underwood pregnant with baby No. 2, going on tour in 2019

Carrie Underwood made two big announcements Wednesday. First, the 35-year-old country music superstar announced she will be embarking on the Cry Pretty 360 Tour starting in May 2019. Then, she announced she is pregnant and expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher, 38. The couple also...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:05pm

Preeclampsia; a deadly condition for pregnant women

Pregnant women are advised to go for antenatal care every month, as this helps keep the mother and baby safe throughout the pregnancy. If these check-ups are respected, there are some conditions that can be prevented. One of the conditions, experts say, is preeclampsia — a life threatening...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 11:20pm

Can I get a period during pregnancy?

Dear Doctor, Is it normal to get a period during pregnancy? I am two months pregnant but I got what looks like a period for about a day. I visited a local clinic and the nurse told me not to worry, that it happens. She checked me and everything seemed fine. I am not in any pain. Is this normal?...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 8:33pm

The despair of a pregnant teen

When she was 15 years old, Julienne Muhawenimana found out that she was pregnant. As a minor, she didn’t know what to do. She was shocked and scared. She didn’t know how to tell her 17-year-old boyfriend, and when she finally gathered the courage to do so, she regretted it instantly. As...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:16pm