The Role of Fathers in Caring for Newborns

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Happy Father’s Day!  Today is a great day to recognize the tremendous role that fathers play in the lives of their children.  Our fathers shape us in thousands of different ways everyday and have a large affect on who we become as adults.  In fact, research has shown that children who live without their biological … Read More

Study Finds That Many Babies Are Fed Solid Foods Too Soon

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A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that many mothers are feeding their babies solid foods before the age of six months.  Many child nutritionists and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree that parents should wait until their babies are at least six months old before offering them solid foods.  For the first six … Read More

Uterine Fibroids: Causes and Treatments

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A uterine fibroid is a muscular tumor that grows in the wall of the uterus (womb).  This type of tumor is almost always benign.  The medical term for a fibroid tumor is a “leiomyoma” or “myoma.”  A woman may have a single fibroid or multiple fibroids at an given time and they can widely range … Read More

Healthy Weight Gain for A Health Pregnancy

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If you are newly pregnant, you may be wondering how much weight you need to gain during your pregnancy to support the growth and development of your baby.  Although it is necessary to eat extra calories when you are pregnant to account for your growing baby, it is not necessary to “eat for two.”  For … Read More

What is a Doula?

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You may or may not have heard the term “doula” associated with childbirth and the care of a newborn child.  Or, you may have heard the term but not known what it means.  The word doula comes from the ancient Greek word meaning “a woman who serves.”  Today, this term is used to refer to … Read More

Placenta Donation and The Medical Uses For The Placenta

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If you are pregnant, you may or may not have considered the option of donating your placenta after the birth of your child.  The placenta is a temporary organ that joins the mother and fetus during pregnancy.  It is responsible for transferring oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and also facilitates the … Read More

The Right Birthing Plan For You

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If you are currently expecting a child, congratulations!  This is such a fun and exciting time in your life.  Chances are, you have talked with your partner about possible names and started putting together the nursery.   You may have even started reading some books or taking classes on parenting.  But, before you can name … Read More