Archive for 'Doctor’s Visits'
Posted on19. Oct, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
When you’re trying to conceive, your patience can wear thin. You’ve waited your whole life to become a mother and it may feel like it’s taking too long to make that dream a reality. While it’s no secret that eating right, staying active, and taking care of yourself will help you on your road to [...]
Posted on07. May, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Inductions can happen for a number of reasons. However, if it’s not absolutely medically necessary to induce labor then sometimes it’s best to let it happen on its own. So long as you and your baby aren’t in any life-threatening danger, then you always have the option to say no to any practice that can be considered [...]
Posted on26. Mar, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Cradle cap is when your newborn has dry, flaky skin in patches on their scalp. Some cases can be worse than others, but it rarely ever gets to the point where it becomes a problem. Luckily, cradle cap is easily treatable and goes away fairly quickly. It isn’t bothersome to your baby either, so it’s not something [...]
Posted on14. Mar, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
After you deliver your child, you will then be seen by your doctor or midwife anywhere from 4-6 weeks postpartum to ensure that you are healing correctly from your labor. If you delivered via C-section, then you will be seen sooner than the 4-6 weeks so that the doctor can examine your incision to correctly [...]
Posted on15. Feb, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Prenatal care is ultra-important for expecting moms and even more so for your developing baby. But not every mother-to-be knows how to receive top-notch care while expecting. Here are three ways in which you can guarantee you and your growing family receive excellent maternity and prenatal care. Know Your Rights Oh, yes – you have [...]
Posted on06. Feb, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Gestational diabetes is a common occurrence that some women face during their pregnancy. About 4% of women develop gestational diabetes – diabetes that occurs only when you’re pregnant. During your pregnancy, your body produces high amounts of hormones. It’s this increase in hormones such as estrogen, cortisol, and lactogen that may interfere with your body’s [...]
Posted on27. Jan, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
You’ve made it to the final trimester of pregnancy and very soon you’ll be holding your newborn baby. Wondering what to expect in terms of physical and emotional changes? Then read on, we’ve got your covered. Physical Changes During The Final Trimester Expanding Belly: Your baby is putting on some weight during these last months [...]
Posted on25. Jan, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
You’ve made it to your second trimester and you’re now half way to meeting your new angel. Here’s what to expect when it comes to your physical and emotional states during your second trimester of pregnancy. Physical Changes During The Second Trimester Breast Enlargement: Your milk-producing glands will enlarge thanks to stimulation from your estrogen [...]
Posted on23. Jan, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Wondering what’s going to happen to your physical and emotional state now that you’ll be growing a baby for the next nine months? No problem, I’ve got you covered. Lots of things will be happening, let’s take a look… Physical Changes During the First Trimester: Nausea: Commonly referred to as ‘morning sickness’, [...]
Posted on20. Jan, 2012 by Danielle Buffardi.
Delivering a baby is no easy task. True that it’s a very natural thing and can usually be done without major complications, but that doesn’t trivialize the act of labor by any means. Finding comfort, strength, and determination while you’re going through labor and delivery is a crucial and vital role for both mother and baby. Read [...]