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The Bed Rest Debate: Is Bed Rest During Pregnancy Effective?

Approximately 20 percent of women are put on bed rest at some point in their pregnancies (either complete bed rest, or partial bed rest, such as restrictions from work or household activities, or restrictions from sex). » Read more

Predicting Baby's Arrival: The Fetal Fibronectin Test

Are you wondering if your baby might arrive too early? There’s a way to find out: Ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for the “fetal fibronectin test.” While the name of this test seems scary, it's typically a painless diagnostic test that offers valuable answers and peace of mind. » Read more

Progesterone (P17) Shots to Prevent Premature Labor

A baby is considered premature if he is born before 37 weeks.  According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 8 births are considered premature or preterm.  There are a few things that put a woman at higher risk of going into labor prematurely.  These include a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, uterine abnormalities, placenta previa, polyhydramnios, and a history of preterm labor.&nbs » Read more

Bleeding with First Pregnancy Increases Future Pregnancy Risks

By JustMommies

According to a new report found on Reuters Health, women who experience first trimester bleeding during their first pregnancy are at higher risk of having pregnancy complications with future pregnancies.   The Danish study, published in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, looked at the records of women who had bleeding during their first pregnancy and then com » Read more

Coping with Pregnancy Bed Rest

If you’re a pregnant mom who is expecting multiples, experiencing pre-term labor, coping with an incompetent cervix – or any number of other pregnancy complications – your doctor may require you to be on bed rest during some or all of your pregnancy. » Read more