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temp Intrauterine Insemination and IUI Side Effects

Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a common fertility treatment that may help you conceive. One of four types of artificial insemination, IUI is a fairy simple procedure, and IUI side effects are generally minor, although some can be serious. Understanding what IUI is, how it …

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temp Why Can’t I Get Pregnant After an Abortion?

  We Answer: Why Can’t I Get Pregnant After an Abortion? Abortion is defined as ending a pregnancy through medical means. There are many women across the world who choose to have an abortion for health, safety, and lifestyle reasons on an annual basis. Just …

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temp Navigating the World of Breastfeeding Preemies

  Premature infants or preemies are babies born before their due dates. For some, this may be just a few weeks early without much effect on your baby’s health or size. For others, a premature infant may be weighed in terms of grams, not pounds. …

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temp The Most Common Breastfeeding Problems SOLVED

  Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural way to provide your baby with the nutrition they need to have the best start at life. While your baby is born with some instincts as to feeding, this doesn’t mean the breastfeeding process is painless (far from …

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temp Three of the Most Common Fertility Issues, Explained

  Infertility is a condition where a woman has not gotten pregnant after one year of having unprotected sex as a means to conceive. Unfortunately, infertility is a common problem in the United States, affecting 6 percent married women between the ages of 15 and …

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temp What Parents Should Know About the NICU

  The neonatal intensive care uni,t or NICU, is a place where babies that need special medical attention. There are a number of reasons why a baby may need to stay in the NICU that range from being born very premature to experiencing an infection …

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temp Why Rainbow Babies Are So Special

  After a storm, a rainbow may appear – a symbol of hope. When we are fortunate enough to see a rainbow, we’re awed by the breathtaking colors. You might be less familiar with the term rainbow babies. A rainbow baby is an infant born …

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temp Surgery During Pregnancy

Your doctor recommends surgery. The only problem is you’re also pregnant! While surgery during pregnancy isn’t ideal, around 75,000 women who are pregnant have surgery every year. So, if you must have a surgical procedure while you’re carrying a child, you’re not alone. Of course, …

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temp Is a C-Section Recovery Longer Than from a Natural Birth?

        Is Recovery from a C-Section Longer Than Recovery from a Natural Birth? Did you know about 30% of babies enter the world via caesarian section? These days, you can even decide beforehand whether you’d like your baby to be born naturally, …

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Prolapses Pregnancy changes your body in a number of ways. Of course, you already knew that, didn’t you? When you carry a baby, it places stress and pressure on the floor of your pelvis. In some cases, this can lead to a condition called prolapse. …

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temp Zika Virus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Zika Virus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know Most mosquito bites itch and become irritated for a while and then go away without any long-term consequences. But with the advent of the Zika virus, mosquito bites have become a focus of concern, especially if you’re …

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temp How to Detect Common Symptoms of a Blighted Ovum

How to Detect Common Symptoms of a Blighted Ovum A blighted ovum (sometimes called an anembryonic pregnancy) develops when an egg is fertilized but doesn’t develop into an embryo once it is implanted in the womb. This is one of the most common reasons for …

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temp Signs of Early Miscarriage Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know

Signs of Early Miscarriage Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know You probably don’t like to think about miscarriage but it’s important to know what the signs and symptoms are and be aware of the possibility. Miscarriages are surprisingly common. In fact, almost one out of …

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temp Fainting During Pregnancy: When Should You Be Concerned?

Fainting During Pregnancy: When Should You Be Concerned? So many changes happen to your body when you’re pregnant. After all, you have a tiny being growing inside you and you’re providing it with the nourishment it needs to become a fully functioning human being. Supporting …

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temp What You Should Know about Sciatica During Pregnancy

What You Should Know about Sciatica During Pregnancy   No doubt about it – pregnancy changes your body and brings with it fresh challenges. As the baby growing inside you expands, it’s not uncommon to feel an ache in your back. As your abdomen expands, …

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What Does a Miscarriage Feel Like?

Defined as the non-medical, spontaneous termination of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation, miscarriages represent approximately 50% of all lost pregnancies.[1] Physically, the experience of a miscarriage (as with pregnancies) varies widely from woman to woman. It is believed most miscarriages occur before a woman …

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Velamentous Cord Insertion

What is velamentous cord insertion (VCI) The fetal blood vessels usually travel via the placenta and then reach the baby through the umbilical cord. So, the umbilical cord directly inserts into the placenta, protecting all parts of the blood vessels. However, in some cases, the …

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Umbilical Cord Prolapse

What is a prolapsed umbilical cord? The umbilical cord is the tube-like structure extending through the placenta to the baby within the uterus, acting as his lifeline, carrying oxygen and all the necessary nutrients from the mother’s bloodstream [1]. A prolapse may occur before or …

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Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)

What is premature rupture of membranes (PROM) As you approach your due date, your body prepares for childbirth. The amniotic sac covering and protecting your baby breaks open prior to labor and delivery, leading to the amniotic fluid gush out or leak (the water breaking) …

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temp Breech Baby

What is the normal position of a baby in the womb Your baby continues to rotate and turn in the womb throughout the first and second trimesters. However, as your pregnancy advances, your baby has less and less room for his acrobats [1]. Finally, sometime …

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