High-Risk Pregnancy Care

 

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 …

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Pregnancy and the Holidays

 

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 …

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World Prematurity Day

 

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 weeks …

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Multifetal Pregnancy

 

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 in the United …

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Should I Donate My Placenta After a Planned Cesarean Section?

 

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 …

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Preventing Miscarriages

 

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 own, …

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Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

 

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 …

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