Vishal Gupta, MD, PhD trained as a medical resident in the department of internal medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City. He also performed fellowships at Columbia University in Gastroenterology and Harvard Medical School in Gerontology and earned a PhD in colon cancer at the University of South Carolina.

Drink extra fluids throughout pregnancy to help your body keep up with the increases in your blood volume. It is important to drink at least six to eight glasses of water, fruit juice or milk each day.