The Right Birthing Plan For You

 

If you are currently expecting a child, congratulations! This is such a fun and exciting time in your life. Chances are, you have talked with your partner about possible names and started putting together the nursery. You may have even started reading some books or taking classes on parenting. But, before you can name your …

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Is Your Body Image Genetic?

 

How do you react to the expression, “you can never be too rich or too thin?” For some women, this could not be truer. For others, it is ridiculous. A recent study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University suggests that your reaction to this statement may be partly genetic. It is undeniable that a large …

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The Importance of Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy

 

Most of us are aware of the importance of taking prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. However, are you aware of the importance of getting enough folic acid either from your diet or from prenatal vitamins before you actually conceive?  Getting enough folic acid before you conceive is important because it helps to prevent neural tubal defects. …

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I’ve Heard of Preeclampsia But I Don’t Know What It Means!

 

The medical term “preeclampsia” isn’t as well known of a term as others like obesity, anemia and hypertension so if you’ve been diagnosed with it, it can seem very foreign sounding! Preeclampsia means that: you are greater than 20 weeks pregnant, your blood pressure has been >140/90 on more than one occasion, and you have …

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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this important month, following are some important facts and figures from the American Cancer Society regarding breast cancer in the United States: Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. It is estimated that about 226,870 new …

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HPV: What is it?

 

You have probably heard of HPV before but do you really know what it is? HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus: the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are over forty different types of HPV that can affect the genitals of males and females. They can also affect the mouth and throat. HPV is most …

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Treatment for An Erratic Menstrual Cycle

 

You are about to go on a much-needed, tropical vacation with your husband. Time for some much needed rest and recuperation and maybe even a little bit of romance. With all of the kid’s school work and activities, you feel like you have barely had any time to actually talk to your husband lately. Now that …

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Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound: What Is It?

 

You may have heard of a Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound but are not really sure what it is?  A Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound, sometimes referred to as an “NT” or a “nuchal fold scan”, is a non-invasive test used to help your practitioner assess your baby’s risk of having Down’s Syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities. It can …

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Australian Study Finds Many Women Do Not Know When They are Fertile

 

Are you struggling with infertility? Have you tried for many frustrating months to become pregnant without success? If you are, it is really important for you to get familiar with your menstrual cycle. Timing intercourse around the most fertile time of your cycle can greatly increase your chances of conceiving. However, a recent Australian survey …

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