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Preventing The Baby Blues

Preventing the baby blues is something every expecting mother wants to do. Mothers-to-be often spend hours and days making preparations for their little ones, doing

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Pregnancy Complications

Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Yeast infections during pregnancy are more common than any other time in a woman’s life, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy. You

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Labor and Birth

Inducing Labor

What does it mean to “induce labor?” Inducing labor is the artificial start of the birth process through medical interventions or other methods. Induction not

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Pregnancy Complications

Triple Screen Test

Also Known as Triple Test, Multiple Marker Screening and AFP Plus The triple screen test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for three specific substances:

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Pregnancy Concerns

Understanding Pregnancy Blood Tests

Pregnancy blood test results are used to confirm a pregnancy. Blood tests are also apart of your routine prenatal care and you can expect one

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Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects

Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects are among the most common form of birth defects. More than 32,000 infants are born each year with some form of heart

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Labor and Birth

Reasons for a Cesarean Birth

Health care providers have many reasons for recommending a cesarean birth. Some cesareans occur in critical situations, some are used to prevent critical situations, and