Obstetric Ultrasound

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During pregnancy there are few things that women look forward to more than seeing their baby’s picture on an ultrasound screen. However, an ultrasound does much more than reveal a baby’s gender or allow parents to view their babies before they are born. Obstetric ultrasounds are methods of obtaining vital information on a baby’s growth … Read More

VBAC

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Many women are devastated when they learn that their babies must be born via cesarean. The “natural” method of delivering babies vaginally has been happening for thousands of years and is the expected method with any pregnancy. However, there are many times when a cesarean delivery is necessary for both the mother and baby (or … Read More

Pregnancy and the Holidays

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If you have a baby due to be born around Christmas, congratulations! You are going to have a very special Christmas this year indeed. Being due around Christmas is a joyous occasion but it can also be a bit stressful, especially if you have other children already. However, with a little bit of help and … Read More

World Prematurity Day

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November 17 is World Prematurity Day: the day when the March of Dimes and other organizations band together to raise awareness about the global problem of premature birth. In honor of this day, here are some important facts and statistics regarding premature births: • a premature birth is a birth that occurs at least three … Read More

Study Suggests Gestational Diabetes in Mothers May Affect Weight in Daughters

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Gestational Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood to high levels. This can be problematic both for the mother and her unborn child. A new study conducted by the Kaiser … Read More

Will Breast Augmentation Surgery Prevent Me From Breastfeeding?

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Breast Augmentation is a popular type of cosmetic surgery that can be used to change the size and shape of the breasts. Everyday, women with naturally small breasts elect to have them enlarged to make them more proportionate to the rest of their bodies, increase their confidence and enhance their overall appearance. Others decide to … Read More

Multifetal Pregnancy

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If you are having twins or even triplets, you are not alone.  These days we are seeing more and more multifetal pregnancies than we did in the past.  This is thanks, in part, to medical advances in reproductive medicine.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the twin birth rate … Read More

Should I Donate My Placenta After a Planned Cesarean Section?

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If you are pregnant, you may be faced with the decision of whether or not to donate your placenta after the birth of your child.  Placenta donation is a common practice that can done when there is a birth via a planned Cesarean Section.  This tissue from the placenta is then harvested and used for … Read More

Preventing Miscarriages

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If you are a woman of childbearing age and are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant, you may be concerned about the possibility of a miscarriage.  Chances are good that you have a friend or family member who has experienced a miscarriage. Miscarriage is a common term for a pregnancy that ends on its … Read More

Should We Find Out The Sex of Our Unborn Baby or Wait and Be Surprised?

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If you are an expectant parent and are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to find out the sex of your baby ahead of time, you are not alone.  Everyday couples just like you wrestle with the same decision.  That is because technology today is so advanced that it is now possible to … Read More