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The Diabetes Test During Pregnancy: Taking the Glucose Screening and Tolerance Tests

Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects about seven percent of pregnant women according to DiabetesNetwork.com. Diabetes that is brought on by pregnancy is called...
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Preventing Diaper Rash: Keep Your Infant’s Skin Healthy

Nothing is sadder about seeing a baby suffer through a painful diaper rash than the knowledge that it could have been prevented. Careful diapering...
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Genital Warts During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Hormones May Cause Genital Warts to Grow The hormonal changes which take place during pregnancy can cause changes to genital warts. According to the...
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External Versions for Breech Babies: Turning Your Baby to a Head Down Position for...

Your care provider may recommend an external version in your last month of pregnancy if your baby is breech and you want to have...
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Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: From Morning Sickness to Life-Threatening Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Approximately 80% of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, commonly known as “morning sickness.” Symptoms typically begin between the 4th and...
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Playing the Flute: Breathing and Stamina During Pregnancy

How far into pregnancy is it possible to continue playing the flute? Many studies have shown that the baby in the womb is positively affected...
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Baby’s Cord Blood: How to Decide What to do With a Baby’s Cord Blood

Do Nothing with the Cord Blood Parents can always opt to do nothing with their baby's cord blood. The benefits to this decision are that...
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Home Birth Safety: Which Birth Location is Safer? Home or Hospital?

  For many years, childbirth advocates, medical providers and parents have argued over whether or not home births are safe. In some places, legislation dictates...
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Giving Birth Naturally – What are the Chances?

Pregnant mothers who are planning to give birth naturally today are in the minority. Since so many expectant mothers are choosing otherwise, it is...
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Defining Natural Childbirth: Moving Toward a New Way of Identifying Birth as Normal

When you hear the term "natural childbirth", what comes to mind? Does you think of a mother having a vaginal birth as opposed to...