How Dangerous is Maternal Hypotension?

Maternal Hypotension

If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard all about the signs to watch for to determine if you have high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is common during pregnancy. While it isn’t always dangerous, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S., along with embolism and […]

What is Consent During Labor?

Consent During Labor

Before any sort of surgery, patients will review and sign consent documents. Consent forms generally allow for doctors to perform emergency treatments, but patients are allowed to consent or refuse to any proposed procedure at any time before it happens. Doctors must inform their patients about what they’re doing, and that includes any sort of […]

What is Gastroschisis?

Gastroschisis Causes Symptoms Treatment

It’s no surprise that when doing research on all-things-baby during a pregnancy, you’ll come across some scary stuff. Birth defects are one of the scariest things an expecting parent can learn about, whether they know they have a greater risk for having a baby with Down syndrome because of their age, or they’re just reading […]