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Before Labor Begins

by Amy B. Tuteur, MD Ask Dr. Amy.comHas the baby dropped yet? Friends and complete strangers are asking the same question. What are they talking about? How will you know? By the end of pregnancy, the baby is likely to take a position that will be favorable for the coming journey. Over 95% of all […]

What is Round Ligament Pain?

During the second trimester,  some women experience a new pregnancy symptom:  pain in their lower abdomens, most noticeable during exertion.  This is sometimes referred to as round ligament pain. What Are Round Ligaments? The round ligaments are the bands of tough fibrous tissue that support your muscles and organs.  They expand and grow to help […]

What is the Linea Negra?

Also known as the linea nigra, the linea negra is a dark line that forms down the middle of some women’s bellies as their pregnancy progresses. The line is normally about a centimeter in width, and can run from the pubic bone to the bottom of the rib cage in some women. Linea negra is […]

Itching During Pregnancy

Pregnancy itching can range from a slight to severe, can be caused by many different things, and can affect many different areas on a woman’s body. Itching during pregnancy is quite normal. The most common cause is dry skin, also known as xerosis, which can be caused by not staying well hydrated. Xerosis can be […]

Fundal Height

What exactly is your fundal height, why is it important and how does your doctor or midwife measure it? Many first time moms hear this phrase and wonder what it means, if it is normal, and if their baby is ok. The fundal height is the measurement from the top of your pubic bone to […]

Feeling Sexy During Pregnancy

by Anne Cavicchi Some people think that the word sexy and pregnancy do not belong together. I have to disagree. In fact, I have heard many men say that a woman is her sexiest and most beautiful when she is pregnant! So, how do you go about feeling sexy when your belly is expanding and […]

Chronicling Your Pregnancy with a Photo Diary

When you first get pregnant you think of all the things that you will want to do during your pregnancy. Have a baby shower (or maybe more than one!), set up a baby registry and decorate your baby’s nursery. Have you thought about how you can keep track of the physical aspects of your pregnancy? […]

Baby Talk

by Armin Brott Dear Mr. Dad: I’m pregnant and my husband and I find ourselves talking to our baby a lot. Sometimes we’re sure he or she is responding to what we say. Are we imagining things? Armin answers: Not at all. Although the very idea may sound a bit far fetched, fetuses are extremely […]

Is It Colic, Infant Reflux, Or GERD? Learn How To Tell The Difference

by Roni MacLean It can sometimes be difficult for a parent to understand whether the baby has colic or reflux (and even GERD) since some of the symptoms (eg. poor sleep, constant crying) can be similiar. It’s also extremely important to rule out reflux as a cause of this crying, as it’s becoming widely acknowledged […]

Help Your Baby’s Belly

While breastfeeding is best, some women can not breastfeed and turn to formula to feed their babies. With both breastfeeding and formula feeding however a baby can suffer from reflux causing belly aches, arching of the back, and painful cries from your baby. There are several things you can do to help your baby feel […]

Fussy Babies

In many ways, a fussy baby may be worse than having a colicky baby. At least with a colicky baby you generally know that your baby will be screaming from 6pm to 9pm, or whatever hours you have been “blessed” with, and that there is probably nothing you can do about it. With fussy babies, […]

Eight Signs Your Baby Has a Milk Allergy

Rashes, colds and upset stomachs are common baby ailments. But the occurrence of one or more of these symptoms can signal a serious allergy. If unrecognized, these symptoms can make an infant miserable and malnourished. More than 100,000 babies each year suffer from milk allergy. The condition causes digestive, respiratory and/or skin problems and is […]

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