Giving Birth During The Holidays

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Many people try to avoid getting pregnant in February, March, and April simply to avoid giving birth during the holiday season. Others think it would be fun to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas baby. While still others, either did not try to plan their pregnancies around certain months, or they simply got pregnant when they … 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

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

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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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. If you are … 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

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

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

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

Preparing Your Body For Pregnancy

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Is starting a family one of your New Year’s resolutions?  If so, there are a few things you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy and increase your chances of having a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. First and foremost, if you smoke, you should quit before you become pregnant.  There are a variety of … Read More

Common Causes of Male Infertility

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If you have been trying to achieve pregnancy without success, you are not alone.  Everyday, couples just like you struggle with infertility.  There are a myriad of factors that could be contributing to the problem, and diagnosing infertility can be a complicated process.  In most cases, we look to the woman first when it comes … Read More