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Pregnancy Health and Wellness

Using Illegal Drugs During Pregnancy

Using illegal drugs during pregnancy is dangerous for an unborn baby and the mother. Studies show  when a pregnant woman uses illegal drugs during pregnancy

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Labor and Birth

Having a Doula – What are the Benefits?

The doula  is a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support to a mother who is expecting, is experiencing labor, or

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Multiple Births

Complications in a Multiples Pregnancy

Of all the types of multiple births, twins normally face the fewest medical problems and complications. Each additional baby a woman carries during her pregnancy

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Labor and Birth

Retained Placenta

The final stage of labor occurs when the placenta is expelled from the mother’s uterus. For many women, this process happens on its own after

Intraventricular-Hemorrhage | American Pregnancy Association
Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects

Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH)

Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is when there is bleeding in or around the ventricles of the brain. This condition is most common in premature babies (though

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Labor and Birth

Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Classes: Types and Benefits For most pregnant women, even if you already have a child, the labor and birth process can be both overwhelming and

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Child Adoption

Open Adoption: Advantages And Benefits

Open adoption occurs when the birth parents and prospective adoptive families are allowed to interact with one another. In this type of adoption, the identities of all

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Pregnancy Complications

Cervical Cerclage

When a woman’s cervix is weak (sometimes called incompetent cervix) she is more likely to have a baby born prematurely because the cervix shortens or opens

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Pregnancy Complications

What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

The term “high-risk pregnancy” suggests that in order to have a healthy and successful pregnancy and delivery, extra care is needed. This is often the