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Seren?

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Recurrent Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

Questions on testing?

I would like to start off saying that I am so incredibly sorry for your loss or losses! If this cy...

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

I failed

Hello, I am 2.5 pregnant with a donor embryo. I am not enjoying my pregnancy or anything for that ma...

Baby Names

Cormac?

Ladies, what are your thoughts on Cormac? If we used this name we'd be primarily calling him Mick....

Pregnancy and Motherhood After Loss

losing it!!

How do you resist the baby fever urges?! I'm losing my mind :sigh:...

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding can occur during pregnancy for many reasons. This can be a very frightening experience for an expectant mom. If you experience any bleeding during pregnancy contact your doctor immediately. Some women will have light bleeding during early pregnancy. Twenty to twenty-five percent of women have spotting or bleeding during pregnancy. » Read more

Pregnancy Rhinitis: What You Should Know

By Elizabeth Seward

No matter how beautiful and meaningful pregnancy can be, there's no denying the physical difficulties that accompany it for most women. It's no wonder that mothers are revered for their strength worldwide! It takes incredible strength just to endure the journey between conception and motherhood. One of the many ailments many pregnant women can suffer from is pregnancy rhinitis. » Read more

Planning a VBAC After 2 or More C-Sections

Once a cesarean, always a cesarean? Not necessarily. While that may have been the standard medical practice for great-grandma, more and more women are exploring and conquering the world of VBACs every year. VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. » Read more

IUGR: Intrauterine Growth Restriction

By Alicia Purdy

If you've never been diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), chances are you don't know what it is. IUGR is a condition that occurs during pregnancy when an unborn baby is not growing at a normal rate. Although some babies are simply small (not related to IUGR), pregnant women with IUGR will have babies that are not able to be defined according to standard growth charts. » Read more

Age & Pregnancy: Why It Matters

By Alicia Purdy

There are a lot of perks to growing older. Your car insurance costs will go down. You'll probably be able to afford more of life's luxuries. You'll have spent some time getting to know yourself, so your self-confidence is probably much higher than it was in your 20s. Most women view growing older with a healthy measure of respect for how far they've come in life. » Read more

Listeria and Pregnancy

By Alicia Purdy

Your health is of the utmost importance when you're pregnant. Your body is working overtime to support not only yourself, but also your baby's developing body. It's commonly known that pregnant moms should be very careful about what they eat. Everything from certain seafood to moldy cheeses is off-limits. Most importantly, how is the food you're eating is processed or prepared? » Read more

Low Progesterone during Pregnancy

By Alicia Purdy

When you're pregnant, your body experiences an influx of raging hormones. Depending on what the hormone of the day is, you may feel nauseated, angry, aroused, depressed, exhausted and a number of other wonderful feelings. Progesterone is a naturally-occurring hormone that already exists in your body. It is produced by your ovaries as part of your menstrual cycle. » Read more

Molar Pregnancy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

By Audrey Morris

A molar pregnancy is a benign uterine growth that occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg empty of genetic information. Though the growth itself is benign, complications can arise, and the growth should be treated quickly. Molar pregnancies occur in about one out of every 1,000 to 1,500 pregnancies, and can also be called mole, hydatidiform mole, or gestational trophoblastic disease. » Read more

Fetal Distress During Labor

Both excitement and apprehension may be rising as your baby's birth date draws near. Knowing what to expect can help you and your birth coach adjust to sudden changes that can occur in the birthing room, such as "fetal distress." This term means that the baby may have an abnormal heart rate or that his or her oxygen supply is compromised. » Read more

Shoulder Dystocia

Do you find yourself mulling over the "what if" emergency situations that might happen during childbirth? Luckily, obstetrical emergencies occur in only seven percent of 1,000 live births in the United States. » Read more