Tag Archives: Pregnant

Very pregnant Kenya Moore gains 17 pounds in one week, possibly caused by preeclampsia

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WE tv) A condition called preeclampsia may be the reason why  Kenya Moore gained 17 pounds of pregnancy weight in one week. The extra weight, likely brought on by severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure and extra protein in her urine, might cause her to give birth sooner than… Read More »

So You Were Asked If You’re Pregnant and You’re Not? Here’s What You Can Do Next

You may have gone through the experience of having a stranger or acquaintance comment on your non-existent pregnancy. Depending on the context and your own views, the situation may have been uncomfortable, confusing, hilarious, humiliating, or awkward. There are some specific social views of what pregnancy should look like, including the body’s physical expression, a… Read More »

Marijuana Use More Common in Pregnant Women with Morning Sickness

A recent article published in JAMA Internal Medicine raises concerns regarding the increasing use of marijuana in pregnant women.  According to data derived from two small surveys, women reported using marijuana to alleviate morning sickness, also known as nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP).  An epidemiologic study carried out in Hawaii, 4735 pregnant women (2009-2011)… Read More »