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Labor and Birth

Pudendal Block

The pudendal block gets its name because a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine or chloroprocaine, is injected into the pudendal canal where the pudendal nerve

Labor and Birth

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is the use of drugs to prevent pain in a small area of the body. The anesthetic drug is injected into the area

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Pregnancy Supplements & Medications

Albuterol During Pregnancy

Is Albuterol safe during pregnancy? This is a common question for women who take albuterol and discover they are pregnant. Albuterol is used to treat

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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,

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Pregnancy Complications

Toxoplasmosis During Pregnancy

The solid wastes (feces) of cats may contain a parasite called Toxoplasma Gondii that can cause toxoplasmosis, a rare but serious blood infection. The infection

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Pregnancy Concerns

Eating Disorders and Pregnancy

The two  most common types of eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia most commonly emerge during adolescence or young adulthood. When these illnesses linger into a

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Pregnancy Complications

Flu During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, changes occur in your immune system, heart, and lungs. Additional stress is put on the heart and lungs as the lung capacity decreases

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Fertility

Incompetent Cervix: Weakened Cervix

During pregnancy, as the baby grows and gets heavier, it presses on the cervix. This pressure may cause the cervix to start to open before the baby

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Common challenges

Pregnancy and Birth are Wonderfully Complicated Processes That Can Result in Complications