Multifetal Pregnancy Care

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The term “multifetal pregnancy” refers to pregnancies of twins, triplets, and higher-order multiples. Multiple births are increasing in the United States, and it is important that women receive the specialized care that they need as these pregnancies often present challenges to both the pregnant mother and obstetrician. Multifetal pregnancies present more challenges than simply finding … Read More

Permanent Birth Control

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Choosing whether or not to have children, or to have more children, is a very personal decision and one that should not be made flippantly. Some women who are not 100% positive that they do not want to have children in the future often choose a birth control method that has extended results but that … Read More

Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression affects 1 in 8 women during the first months following childbirth. This condition is brought on by different factors, and not all women feel, act, or are affected the same. Postpartum depression is the temporary depression in women that is directly related to recently giving birth. It comes in two forms: early onset … Read More

Depression During Pregnancy

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Whether you have surprisingly found out that you are pregnant or you have been trying for years and a healthy pregnancy has finally occurred, you may be shocked and saddened to find that your happiness is not all that you thought it would be. It is estimated that at least 10% of pregnant women will … Read More

Ovarian Cysts

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Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs within or on the surface of an ovary. The ovaries – women have two – are located on each side of the uterus. Each month eggs develop and mature in the ovaries and are released during menstruation during the childbearing years. Many women have ovarian cysts without them being aware … Read More

Prenatal Nutrition

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You are pregnant, you are finally past your morning sickness, so it is finally time to indulge and eat all you want, right? While there is the idea that you are “eating for two,” you must remember that your Number 2 is a very tiny human being. A healthy diet will promote the health and … Read More

Episiotomy – Don’t Stress, Get the Facts

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While most women are ecstatic to learn that they are pregnant and are looking forward to enjoying a full-term, healthy pregnancy, most women are also very concerned with the act of giving birth. One of the major causes for this anxiety can be wrapped up in one word – Episiotomy. Without the facts behind this … Read More

Women and Heart Disease

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It may come as a shock to learn that heart disease is the number one killer of women each year in the United States. Most people would assume that cancer of the breasts or reproductive system causes more deaths among women because they tend to believe that only “old men” suffer from heart disease. It … Read More

VBAC – What You Need to Know

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A VBAC is a desire for many pregnant women. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is an option for many women who are pregnant. Because a vaginal birth is considered to be the most “ideal” and most “natural” form of birth, pregnant women most often seek a vaginal delivery. However, sometimes things do not work out … Read More

Contraception Methods

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Use of contraception is chosen on a very personal basis. Whether you are a single woman with no desires of becoming pregnant in the near future, or you are a seasoned mother of 6 children and you and your husband have decided that six is a good stopping point – whatever the reason behind your … Read More