High-Risk Pregnancy Care

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Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation for women as their growing bodies get ready for the birth and introduction of their precious baby (or babies). While all pregnancies are special, there are some pregnancies that require extra care and attention. A high-risk pregnancy is one in which there is a condition present that increases … 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

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

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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If you are like many women considering breast augmentation surgery, you may be concerned about whether or not you will be able to breastfeed in the future, if you decide to go through with the surgery.  Can you breastfeed after breast augmentation?  The answer is that you most likely can, however, it depends on the … Read More

Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) outside the uterus. It is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain in women and can also cause other symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. If you have pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other symptoms, it is important to … Read More