Mommy Trends of 2018 The Next Big Things in Pregnancy and Parenting

Parenting Trends of 2018 and Top Baby Names In 2017, the very act of being pregnant was hip, trendy, and popular. Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, and Sophia Coppola (to name just a few) made sporting a bump the fashionable thing to do. Forecasting into the future — what can we expect to see as the next hot, new thing when it comes to preconception, pregnancy and parenting? Procreation Vacations Expectant parents plan babymoons, but what about couples hoping to conceive? […]

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Oligohydramnios: Low Amniotic Fluid – When amniotic fluid is too low

Complications & Cesareans | Oligohydramnios: Low Amniotic Fluid When Koni Howard was 25 and pregnant with her second child, she sensed something wasn’t quite right. The Oak Ridge, Tenn., mother wasn’t gaining much weight, and at 36 weeks into the pregnancy, was continuing to measure small for the baby’s due date. “Unlike my first baby, [my second child] hardly ever moved,” she says. “I had a feeling there might be a problem.” Oligohydramnios is often the result of a tear […]

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How to Prevent Miscarriage: Tips and Recommendations

Miscarriage Prevention How to prevent miscarriage? Faced with a threatened abortion, the only thing you can do is rest and deal with sexual abstinence. There are no drugs to prevent pregnancy loss naturally. Remember to enjoy every moment, which will encourage good spirits, great security and confidence among other things. Although the loss of a pregnancy is a relatively common phenomenon, it is a painful and distressing for the family. In many cases, prevention, control and disposal of medical risk […]

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A Guideline about the Causes of Miscarriage

Miscarriage Causes A Guideline about the Causes of Miscarriage The risk of spontaneous abortion can be reduced with special attention and medical help, especially if the possible causes of miscarriage may be due to physical limitations of the mother. Some recommendations on how to challenge the leading causes of miscarriage are as follows. Genetic Alterations The causes of miscarriage also include genetic alterations. Approximately 85% of spontaneous abortions have genetic causes of type. The risk of transmitting a genetic inheritance […]

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Complications & Cesareans | having a C-section is one of the last things you want to think about

Just in Case of a C-section Meghan Rodberg never expected that her second labor would end in a Cesarean birth. After all, her first child had been born vaginally. But just in case, Rodberg, of Boston, Mass., included preferences for Cesarean in her birth plan. She was glad she did. “When my arms were strapped down in the OR, I was too drugged and exhausted to protest,” Rodberg says. “My husband and doula remembered that I’d specified in the plan […]

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Gadgets Galore! Kids, parent and techno-toys

Gadgets Galore! Parents today are enjoying a host of high tech gadgets – from walkie talkies, MP3 players and digital cameras to a number of other techno-toys for adults designed to make life a little easier. The following is a brief review of some of the gizmos and gadgets parents (and kids) are using today. Do your kids’ animated movies have a monopoly on the DVD player or VCR? If you’re tired of never getting to watch the movies you […]

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Symptoms Miscarriage – How Men Handle Miscarriage

Dealing with Miscarriage | Men and Miscarriage Like most women who suffer a pregnancy loss, Amy Lawson of Wake Forest, N.C., was devastated by her miscarriage. As many women also notice, her husband did not seem to react the same way to the loss. “I did not want to do anything but sleep and play solitaire on the computer,” she says. “I felt like I just went through the motions for many months. My husband had no reaction. He just […]

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Children Lost, But Not Forgotten-Remembering the Children

Dealing with Miscarriage – Pregnancies Lost, but Not Forgotten I was 22 years old and had been reunited with my high school sweetheart just one year prior. When I got pregnant I was overjoyed at the prospect of having a baby. I had the urge to be a mother from the time I was 17, when my mother had a surprise pregnancy. Due to her health she gave the baby up for adoption. But before she did, I had the […]

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Complications & Cesareans | Get tested for group b strep to protect your newborn

Complications & Cesareans – Managing Group B Strep Dawn Fox of Mount Juliet, Tenn., had a 3-month-old daughter when she became pregnant again at the age of 26. Her second pregnancy, like her first, was uneventful and without complication. When she went into labor, during her 39th week, all of that changed. Fox was running a high fever and her baby began to show signs of distress. An emergency C-section was performed and soon after the delivery, it became clear […]

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Lupus and Pregnancy- Is Your Health at Risk?

Complications & Cesareans | Lupus and Pregnancy Vicki Crough of Ridley Park, Pa., always knew she wanted a family, and she also knew that, even before getting pregnant, there would be a lot of things to consider. She made sure she was at a healthy weight and began a sensible exercise plan. She started taking additional vitamins, including folic acid. She made sure she had enough money saved to finance a long maternity leave, and she thoroughly discussed her decision […]

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