Medical news of recent weeks has focused on the Zika virus, a disease spread by mosquitoes. The disease started in Africa and has since spread to South America where scientists and medical professionals believe there may be a strong link between the virus and a significant rise in birth defects. Although little concern had been given
If you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant and are taking pain killers, talk with your doctor. A recent report issued by the Center for Disease Control states that use of opioid medications such as such as codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine may increase the risk of birth defects. Experts estimate about half
Most pregnancies go smoothly and end with the birth of a healthy baby. However, there are all sorts of things that can and do go wrong during the development of an unborn baby. Pregnancy and birth should be a joyful time. Moms expect their children to be born without defects. But tragically things can go wrong.