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Pregnancy and Medical Conditions

Pregnancy and Medical Conditions

Many pre-existing health conditions can affect pregnancy or be affected by pregnancy. These conditions need the clinical care of a doctor or other healthcare professional. Click on the links below to learn more about these conditions.

Chronic Hypertension

Heart Disease

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Asthma and Pregnancy

Thyroid Conditions

Neurologic Conditions

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Pregnancy and Medical Conditions
Find a pediatrician
Health Tips
High Blood Pressure: Kids Can Have It, Too
Kids' Headaches: The Diagnosis Is Difficult
Lifestyle Changes Can Help Kids Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Quizzes
Asthma Awareness Quiz
Asthma in Children Quiz
Asthma Knowledge Quiz
Asthma Quick-Relief Medicine Quiz
Asthma Triggers Quiz
Childhood Asthma Quiz
Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge
Healthy Pregnancy Quiz
Heart Health Quiz
Heart Quiz for Women Only
Migraine Headaches Quiz
Multiple Sclerosis Quiz
Seizure Quiz
Prevention
Prevention Guidelines for Men 18 to 39
Prevention Guidelines for Women 18 to 39
Prevention Guidelines for Women 40-49
Prevention Guidelines for Women 50-64
Prevention Guidelines for Women 65+
NewsLetters
Carbs Count When Managing Diabetes
Eat This, Not That to Manage Your Chronic Disease
Get Moving to Control Your Blood Sugar
Good Night, Sleep Tight—And Symptom-Free
How Belly Fat Is Sabotaging Your Health
Is Exercise Giving You a Headache?
It’s Personal: New Guidelines Recommend Customizing Cholesterol Treatment Plans
Making “Cents” of High Blood Pressure
Pregnancy Discomforts: When to Call the Doctor
Should Pregnant Women Worry About X-Rays?
Should You Use an App to Manage Your Diabetes?
Strategies for Heading Off Heart Attacks
The New Battle of the Sexes: Diabetes Strikes Men and Women Differently
When a Chronic Disease Runs in Your Family
Diseases & Conditions
Acute Respiratory Disorders
Anatomy of the Respiratory System in Children
Anomalous Coronary Artery in Children
Asthma in Children
Asthma in Children Index
Asthma Triggers
Atrioventricular (AV) Canal in Children
Chickenpox (Varicella) and Pregnancy
Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy
Chronic Respiratory Disorders
Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease Index
Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children
Diabetes During Pregnancy
Diet and Diabetes
Digestive and Liver Disorders Overview
Disorders Affecting the Thyroid
Epilepsy and Seizures in Children
Epilepsy During Pregnancy
Factors That May Lead to a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)
Genetic Disorders Associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Graves Disease in a Newborn (Neonatal Graves Disease)
Graves Disease in Pregnancy
Heart Defects Causing Obstructions to Blood Flow
Heart Defects Causing Too Little Blood Flow Through the Lungs
Heart Defects Causing Too Much Blood Flow Through the Lungs
Heart Disorders
High Blood Pressure in Children and Teens
Home Page - Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Home Page - Cardiovascular Disorders
Living With Congenital Heart Disease
Lupus and Pregnancy
Maternal and Fetal Infections
Maternal and Fetal Infections Overview
Maternal and Fetal Testing Overview
Medical Genetics: Teratogens
Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy
Neurological Conditions and Pregnancy
Overview of Diabetes Mellitus
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Preconception Care
Pregnancy and Pre-existing Heart Disease
Pregnancy Complications
Respiratory Disorders in the Newborn
Risk Factors for Pregnancy
Sickle Cell Disease and Pregnancy
Teens and Diabetes Mellitus
The Lungs
The Respiratory System in Babies
Thyroid Conditions
Topic Index - Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR)
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children
Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Upper Respiratory Disorders
Your Child's Asthma
Your Child's Asthma: Avoiding Triggers
Your Child's Asthma: Flare-ups
Your Child's Asthma: How Severe Is It?
Your Child's Asthma: Nebulizer Treatments
Your Child's Asthma: Peak Flow Meters, Oximeters, and Spirometers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.