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Lost Tampon: Symptoms of a lost tampon and how to remove

What?  A lost tampon.  Hey, it happens.  And, it is one of those topics that a woman might be embarrassed to call her doctor about, even if she knows she might need help.  You would think if a tampon was lost you would automatically know about it, but this isn’t always the case.  Occasionally a woman will insert a tampon and either forget it is there or inse » Read more

Failure to Thrive

By JustMommies

Many parents look forward to going to their child's well baby checks and finding out how big their child is getting. One of the biggest things a mom wants to see is where their child is on the growth chart. But when a child is having growth issues, doctor's visits can be filled with worry and anxiety. When looking at your child's growth chart you should see a continuous upward pattern. » Read more

Warning: 10 Things Pregnant Women Should Avoid

By Jennifer Polimino, C.P.T

Nothing is more important to an expectant mom than the health and safety of her unborn child. Fortunately, you can protect your baby by avoiding risks that can complicate a pregnancy or cause harm to your baby. This list of 10 things pregnant women should avoid will answer questions and put your mind at ease, which in turn helps with the first item on our list... » Read more

Toxoplasmosis: Cat litter and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant you have probably heard that you should not change cat litter during your pregnancy. You may be wondering why. Changing cat litter puts you at risk for contracting an infection called toxoplasmosis. There are several ways that a pregnant woman could contract toxoplasmosis but cats are known to be common carriers of the infection. » Read more

Too Much Amniotic Fluid (Polyhydramnios)

A baby growing in its mother’s uterus is surrounded by a sac containing amniotic fluid, which serves several vital functions. » Read more

Spotting During Early Pregnancy

First Trimester Spotting » Read more

Preterm Labor

Preterm labor is a fear of many expectant mothers. Preterm labor is defined as labor that occurs after 20 weeks but before 37 weeks of pregnancy. » Read more

Preeclampsia (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension)

Preeclampsia is a common disorder that only occurs during or directly after pregnancy. This disorder not only affects the pregnant mother, it affects the unborn baby too. » Read more

Placental Abruption

An uncommon, but very serious complication in pregnancy is called placental abruption or Abruptio Placenta. This condition requires immediate medical attention. » Read more

Normal Sperm Count: Basics on Semen Analysis

  If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while, your doctor may want to perform a semen analysis on your partner. A semen analysis will check your partner's semen to see how many sperm are in a given sample, how they are shaped, as well as checking how they move. » Read more