Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? 3 things expectant mums need to know

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? Midwife Marie Louise offers her advice on how to stay calm in the lead up to labour, despite the current crisis Expectant mums have enough to feel anxious about, without Covid-19 getting them down too. Navigating and adapting to a rapidly changing situation while trying to maintain a relaxed and… Read More »

Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dosing During Pregnancy

For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy.   When advising women regarding the use of medications during pregnancy, we typically recommend that women remain on the dose of… Read More »

Use of Prescription Opioids During Pregnancy Is Relatively Common

According to the most recent Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey conducted in 2019, 6.6% of the respondents reported prescription opioid use during pregnancy.  Use of prescription opioids was more common in certain groups. Prescription opioid use was the highest (10%) in women 19 years and under.  Among women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy,… Read More »

When does acne show up in pregnancy

Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of specific treatments before you try them. What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy? Pressure from your uterus can make veins in your lower half swell. Don’t be surprised or upset if you’re suddenly bursting into tears or experiencing intense emotions. The bleeding is very light… Read More »