Weight Gain and Pregnancy: What is Normal?

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If you in the beginning stages of pregnancy, you are about to embark upon an exciting and wonderful journey. Having a child will change your life in ways that you never imagined. Being pregnant will also change your body in ways that you never thought were possible! You may be wondering how much weight you … Read More

Lactation Mastitis: Causes and Symptoms

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Lactation Mastitis is a fairly common condition that may be caused by a blocked milk duct or by bacteria entering the breast during breast feeding.  For this reason, it affects lactating women. Lactation Mastitis results in breast pain as well as redness and swelling in the breast. It can also cause fever and chills. This … Read More

Breech Birth: What is it?

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Breech births occur in approximately 1 out of 25 full-term births.  If you are pregnant, you may have heard of a breech birth but do not fully understand its meaning and/or implications.  In most cases, a baby will move into delivery position a few weeks before delivery with his or her head moving closer to … Read More

What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?

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If you are pregnant and are trying to figure out how you will care for your newborn and continue your employment, you may want to familiarize yourself with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The FMLA is a piece of legislation that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid leave for specified … Read More

Stages of Pregnancy

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A normal pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks and is divided into three trimesters.  In the first trimester of your pregnancy (weeks 1-12), hormonal changes affect almost every organ system in your body.  You can expect to experience all or some of the following symptoms in your first trimester: 1.  tender, swollen breasts 2.  upset … Read More