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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 5 Surprising Facts about Postpartum Depression You Need to Know

Giving birth to a new baby is usually a time of joy and celebration. Who hasn’t seen commercials of happy, smiling moms doting over a newborn baby? Yet, there’s a darker side of giving birth that you don’t hear as much about. Postpartum depression is …

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temp What to Expect at the Hospital After Birth

What to Expect at the Hospital After Birth You anxiously awaited the hour when you’d meet your new baby. Now, the delivery is FINALLY over. Congratulations! You’re entering a new phase in your life. Yet, you may have questions about what to expect at the …

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temp Five of the Best Tips for Stretch Mark Prevention

Five of the Best Tips for Stretch Mark Prevention There are plenty of common skin conditions that can develop during pregnancy, but stretch marks are by far the most common complaint–an estimated 90% of women notice at least some during the third trimester. They are pink, …

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temp Contraceptives after Birth: What Are Your Options?

Contraceptives after Birth: What Are Your Options? After giving birth, it’s time think about what form of contraception to use to prevent future pregnancies. The time until you’re fertile again and able get pregnant is variable, but it’s not likely that you’ll be able to …

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temp Tips for Losing Pregnancy Weight

Tips for Losing Pregnancy Weight After giving birth and welcoming our new baby into the world, you have so many things to do and think about!  Your first priority, of course, is keeping your new family member happy, but your thoughts also turn to losing …

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3 Benefits of Doing Kegels During and After Pregnancy

3 Benefits of Doing Kegels During and After Pregnancy   You might have heard the term “Kegels” and wondered what they are. Kegels are exercises that strengthen your pelvic muscles, the muscles that support your bladder, and uterus. These muscles also support the opening that …

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Postpartum Weight Loss

Putting on those extra pounds during pregnancy is considered normal, even necessary, for the growth of your baby. Although the level of weight gain varies depending on your pre-pregnancy body weight and BMI [1], all women are eager to lose whatever weight they may have put on …

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Postpartum Depression

What is postpartum depression? Giving birth to a lovely bouncing baby is one of the most joyous moments in a woman’s life. Still, it is not uncommon for new mothers to feel down and depressed. The way you feel may have nothing to do with …

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