HELLP Syndrome

HELLP Syndrome In my last post I talked about "Preeclampsia" and the signs and symptoms that you should look for. I also touched on HELLP Syndrome as I had both…

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How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

The first four to six weeks of breastfeeding is the time when you're establishing a strong and healthy supply of breast milk. Maintaining and Increasing Breast Milk After the First Few Weeks…

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How to hand express breastmilk

  Wash your hands. Wash your hands with warm. Put a cloth moistened with warm water over your breast for 2 minutes. This can help with the expression of milk. Give your…

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What is Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist?

A Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist is an ObGyn physician who has completed an additional two to three years of education and training. MFM specialists are high-risk pregnancy experts. For pregnant women with chronic health problems, MFM specialists…

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What Is Caffeine?

Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and other food and drinks. How Does Caffeine Affect People? Caffeine is defined as a drug because it stimulates the…

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What Are Multiple Births?

A multiple birth is when a mother is pregnant with more than one baby. This may mean a twin pregnancy, triplet pregnancy, or more. What Are the Types of Multiple…

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Twin Fetal Weight Chart

The below weights are published on a twin study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. A total of 642 twin fetuses – with a total of 3078…

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Caesarean

A caesarean section is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby through a cut in the mother’s abdomen (tummy) and uterus (womb). There are several medical reasons why you might…

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Are Hot Summer Days Risky for Pregnancy

Hot, sticky weather can be uncomfortable for anyone. But for pregnant women, the summer heat may be particularly risky. That's because getting too hot or dehydrated can pose a risk…

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Ultrasound with Twins

Who Gets the Test? Ultrasounds -- or sonograms -- are a common part of prenatal care. If you're having twins, you'll get ultrasounds more often than mothers of single babies.…

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How to Heal Faster from a C Section

A Cesarean section, or C-section, is the surgical birth of a child. The C-section is a major surgery, and healing from one takes longer than healing from a vaginal birth,…

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Breastfeeding Diet

Breastfeeding has all sorts of benefits for both mom and baby. Not surprisingly, it is incredibly important to eat healthy while breastfeeding. Breast milk is very nutritious and contains most…

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Pregnancy Related Back Pain

A WOMAN'S BODY IS IN A constant state of change during pregnancy, and the spine is no exception. The spine has a tough job of supporting our entire frame, holding it…

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What to eat during pregnancy and what to avoid
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What to eat during pregnancy and what to avoid

Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of any nutritious diet, and they are especially important during pregnancy. Pregnant women need to ensure that their diet provides enough nutrients and energy…

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Exercise tips for pregnancy

During my pregnancy with twins one of the best things I did to help me with back pain, weight gain and feeling better in myself was swimming. Below is an…

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