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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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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Twins Books Recommendations

While no one story defines the twin experience, there is some great children's book that features twins. Here are some suggestions   What to Expect When you are Expecting A completely revised and updated edition of…

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How can Twins have two different fathers?

A study estimates heteropaternal superfecundation could occur in one in 400 twins births in the US This extremely rare occurrence in humans is known as heteropaternal superfecundation The recent report from…

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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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Foods That Can Affect Fertility

Infertility affects about 10 percent of the population, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. While couples can't control all of the causes of infertility, they can control their eating habits.…

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Herbed Garden Pizza

Makes: 4 Servings Total Cost: Prep time: 30 minutes Dive into mounds of luscious vegetables smothered over a whole wheat crust, artfully seasoned with olive oil-herb blend, including basil and garlic. Serve with…

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Losing Weight While Breastfeeding

Breast-feeding requires extra nutrition, making healthy eating just as important post-pregnancy. Women who are exclusively breast-feeding use about 650 calories daily to make the full amount of milk most babies…

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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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What Are Antioxidants?

They’re chemicals that fight a process in your cells called oxidation. The main source is plant-based foods, but your body makes some, too. You’re probably familiar with vitamins C and…

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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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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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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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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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