HOW LONG CAN YOU EXPECT?

Although a pregnant woman may be given a due date that is calculated as 280 days after the onset of her last menstrual period, things do not always go as expected. In fact, only 70 percent of mothers-to-be deliver within ten days of their estimated due date even when...

HEARTBURN DURING PREGNANCY

Heartburn during pregnancy is largely caused by hormone-induced relaxation of the muscular valve called the “lower esophageal sphincter” (LES). This valve opens to allow food to enter the stomach from the esophagus (the tube between the mouth and stomach). Heartburn...