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Pregnancy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Once you find out you’re pregnant, follow a recommended schedule of prenatal visits and review the tests you can expect for each doctor’s visit. Learning a few medical abbreviations used by your doctors [more…]

Make Skin-to-Skin Contact with Your Newborn

Skin-to-skin contact is becoming a popular and important part of the immediate post-delivery experience. Skin-to-skin contact refers to the idea that the newborn baby and mom are immediately together, [more…]

5 Reasons behind the Timing for Ultrasounds

Everyone, young and old, seems to find joy in seeing the waving hand of a fetus inside the uterus. There’s something magical about being able to see inside the private quarters of a developing human being [more…]

Weigh the Genetic Tests during Pregnancy

Without a doubt, the field of human genetics is thefastest growing field of medicine today. The Human Genome Project was sponsored by the U.S. government to sequence all 3 billion basic DNA segments [more…]

Placenta Previa and When It's a Cause for Concern

There are a few different causes for bleeding late in the pregnancy. You might be going into labor. In that case, you may experience crampy abdominal pain [more…]

Pregnancy All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Moms-to-be and their partners have a lot of questions when they first discover they’re expecting. The first questions of many soon-to-be parents focus on big-picture issues: how the baby develops, how [more…]

7 Signs Your Morning Sickness Is Something More Serious

For a few pregnant women, vomiting during pregnancy becomes so excessive that it can harm them or their babies. This condition is called hyperemesis gravidarum. [more…]

5 Tricks to Healthy Eating While Pregnant

If you want to feel great during pregnancy, radiate good health, wake up refreshed and energetic and stay that way all day long (well, most days, anyway), avoid major health problems, and provide all the [more…]

8 Questions to Ask When Your Doc Recommends an Unscheduled Cesarean Delivery

It’s one thing to know, plan for, and write a birth plan based on a scheduled cesarean birth; it’s quite another to get into labor — sometimes nearly all the way to the end — and then find out you need [more…]

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