Conjoined twins

Conjoined twins are identical twins most often joined at the chest, head or pelvis. In some cases, conjoined twins can be surgically separated.

C-section recovery

Wonder how a C-section will affect your body? Know what to expect as you recover from a C-section.

Fetal macrosomia

Fetal macrosomia — Overview covers risk factors and complications related to delivering a large baby.


Curious about what role the placenta plays in pregnancy? Find out how the placenta helps your baby grow.

Placenta accreta

Placenta accreta — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms and treatment of this serious pregnancy condition.

Placenta previa

Placenta previa is a pregnancy complication that can cause excessive bleeding before or during delivery. Treatment may include bed rest or a C-section birth.

Placental abruption

Placental abruption is a dangerous pregnancy complication. Control your risk factors — and know when to seek emergency care.


Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication defined by high blood pressure and excess protein in your urine. The only cure is delivery of your baby.

Pregnancy and asthma

Wonder how to safely treat asthma during pregnancy? Here's what you need to know to promote a healthy pregnancy.

Pregnancy and obesity

Being obese during pregnancy can pose health risks for you and your baby. Get the facts about obesity and pregnancy.

Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect in which the spinal cord doesn't close properly during the first month of pregnancy.

Jun. 12, 2012