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Planning and Preparing

Pregnancy Medical Terms to Know

The world of pregnancy has it’s own language so it’s important to know these pregnancy medical terms. Be sure to ask lots of questions when

Maternity leave
Planning and Preparing

Maternity Leave

Maternity leave refers to the period of time that a new mother takes off from work following the birth of her baby. Many companies have

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The First Year

Umbilical Cord Care

The umbilical cord transported nutrients from you to your baby throughout your pregnancy. Now your baby has a purplish-blue stump that is about a half-inch

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The First Year

Average Newborn Weight

It seems some of the most common questions parents hear from the moment a new baby arrives is “what does the baby weigh?” and “how

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Labor and Birth

Newborn Testing

  Newborn testing is part of the services hospital and birthing centers provide after your baby is born. Depending on what state you live in,

Newborn Jaundice | American Pregnancy Associaiton
The First Year

Newborn Jaundice

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment After the birth of a baby, it is common for care providers to watch a newborn closely. One of the things

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The First Year

Colic in Babies

Babies With Colic: Facts, Causes, and Treatment The term “colic” has been around for years, often used to describe any baby that cries for an

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Planning and Preparing

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a government supported program that offers education, promotes positive birth outcomes, and protects the health and well being of all mothers and