pregnancy

Celebrated Physician: Sara Iqbal, MD

the MWHC Blog Team June 09, 2017

Who is Dr. Iqbal? The joyful anticipation of childbirth can also be fraught with anxiety, particularly if the pregnancy is considered…

The Lowdown on High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute October 29, 2018

High blood pressure is a serious problem that continues to grow in our country. Among women of childbearing age, we…

3 Groups at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure—and How to Beat It

Valeriani R. Bead, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Health Cardiology Associates November 20, 2018

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a well-known condition in America. We regularly check it during doctor’s visits and see…

Obesity, Pregnancy, and Heart Disease: A Heavy Issue

Stephanie Jacobs, MD, Cardiologist, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute February 21, 2019

The problem of obesity continues to grow in the U.S., which means more women are becoming pregnant while they are…

Pregnancy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Sara N. Iqbal, MD, Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Rachael T. Overcash, MD, MPH, Director, Perinatal Center April 24, 2020

The months leading up to the birth of your baby are supposed to be joyous ones. But COVID-19 has created…