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Placenta Previa Seen at the 20 Week Ultrasound

One of the most common problems spotted at the 20 week ultrasound is placenta previa. Placenta previa is where the placenta is nearby, or actually covering some or all of the cervix. It’s a potentially dangerous condition because if the placenta covers the cervix, it blocks baby’s way out, requiring a cesarean section to deliver […]

Phases and Stages of Labor

There are three main phases and stages of labor that you will hear referred to quite often when it comes time to deliver your baby. However, there is no reason to wait until you are in labor to learn about these phases and stages, what they involve, and what you should be doing during each […]

Your Placenta

During pregnancy, your body creates a temporary organ called the placenta. The placenta is necessary during pregnancy in order for your baby to grow and be healthy. After the birth of your baby, your doctor or midwife will also have you deliver the placenta, as it is no longer needed. The placenta is created during […]

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn can pop its ugly head up at anytime during pregnancy. It is more common later in pregnancy, but many women feel it in the first trimester as well. What causes it? What can be done to help relieve it?. When a woman gets pregnant, her placenta starts producing more of the hormone progesterone than […]

Fetal Movement

When you are pregnant, your baby starts moving around as early as six weeks, into the pregnancy, about the time the heart starts beating. As the legs, arms, hands and feet are formed, you can actually see this movement during an ultrasound long before you can feel it in your body. There is no set […]

Your Prenatal Diet: Eliminate Those Pesticides

You may not think of it like this, but you’re feeding your baby something from the moment of conception. There are indications that those early months are some of the most critical when it comes to good nutrition with a minimum of toxins. To get the vitamins and minerals you need, you’ll want to eat […]

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for pregnant and breastfeeding women. One omega-3 fatty acid in particular called DHA is considered essential for the optimal development of an infant’s brain and eyes, both during pregnancy and after birth. In addition, DHA may help prevent preterm labor and may help protect against postpartum depression. During pregnancy, […]

Colostrum

During pregnancy your body starts creating colostrum as your breasts prepare to nurse your unborn baby. Some women begin leaking colostrum weeks or months before delivery. For first time moms who are unaware of what this is it can be a bit frightening and worrisome until they talk to their doctor or midwife who assure […]

Baby Blues

Unfortunately we are not talking about the blue of your baby’s eyes. We are referring to the mild form of sadness a mother may experience after she delivers her baby. Also known as maternity blues or maternity baby blues, baby blues are very common and occur in as many as 75-80% of new mothers. It […]

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