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What is a doula?
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

creating-your-birth-plan | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

Creating Your Birth Plan

The “perfect” birth plan is: a happy, healthy mom and a happy healthy baby.  But when thinking through how you want your child’s birth to

Congenital-cmv | American Pregnancy Association
Genetic Disorders & Birth Defects

Congenital CMV and Birth Defects

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is a very common member of the herpes family of viruses. By age 40, half of the adult population has been infected

Pregnant woman having a premature labor | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

Premature Labor

Pregnancy is normally a time of happiness and anticipation, but it can also be a time of uncertainty. Many women have concerns about what is happening with

wearing a birth control patch | American Pregnancy Association
Birth Control Pills, Patches & Devices

Birth Control Patch

The birth control patch is a thin plastic patch (1 3/4 inch square) placed directly on a woman’s skin. It is a hormonal method of

illegal-drug-use-during-pregnancy | American Pregnancy Association
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

Ina May Gaskin | American Pregnancy Association
Labor and Birth

Giving Birth Without Fear (VIDEO)

When many Americans think about giving birth, the main thing they think about is the pain involved. The fear and anxiety that the anticipation of

Open adoption advantages | American Pregnancy Association
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