Opioid Use While Pregnant and Alternative Therapies for Pain Treatment

Women with opioid use disorder and dependency tend to face complex issues, including but not limited to: Socioeconomic backgroundPsychosocial and environmental factorsInterpersonal violenceLack of social supportsCo-occurring psychiatric conditionsUnstable housingLack of proper nutritionPregnancyPregnant women who suffer from opioid use disorder are likely to also use other substances that prenatally put an infant at risk for a wide … Continued

Best Fetal Ultrasounds for Pregnancies

An ultrasound is a routine diagnostic test that relies on sound waves to create an image of a growing fetus. Most women will have at least one during their pregnancy. Ultrasounds are commonly used to confirm the due date and sex of the baby, however they are powerful tools that can detect abnormalities of the … Continued

The Connection Between Obesity & High-Risk Pregnancy

Obesity during pregnancy can pose increased risk for a mother and her baby. A body mass index greater than 30 classifies a person as obese. If you are obese, your healthcare provider will usually increase the supervision of your pregnancy. He or she may also recommend early testing for gestational diabetes, additional fetal ultrasounds, or … Continued