Archive for 'Doctor’s Visits'

The Benefits Of Colostrum In Breastmilk

Posted on30. Nov, 2011 by .

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It’s no secret that breastfeeding has numerous beneficial health elements attached to it. But perhaps you aren’t aware of a special milk that comes into play early in your breastfeeding. Throughout your pregnancy, your body has been busy creating a human and also getting your breasts ready to nourish your little one. In turn, this […]

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5 Common Fertility Myths

Posted on28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Fertility issues span an area that expands far and wide. Not everything that you’ve heard through the years about fertility is true – and not all of it is false either. However, it’s prudent to clarify, and perhaps even debunk, some of the fertility myths out there. Here’s five that we think are of significant […]

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What Should Be On Your Birth Plan

Posted on16. Nov, 2011 by .

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Birth plans have gained in popularity in the recent years. It used to be that birth plans were reserved for those wishing to work solely with midwives and doulas. Or for those women who planned on having births at home or in birthing centers. Nowadays, birth plans are popping up everywhere. Women who are having […]

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A Newborn’s Reflexes

Posted on15. Nov, 2011 by .

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Newborns are helpless in so many ways and they need constant care and attention to survive once they enter into the world. However, nature has ingrained several reflexes that help foster them into highly functioning beings. These survival reflexes have stayed with us humans for thousands of years. While some are more pronounced than others, […]

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A False-Positive Pregnancy Test: What It Is And Why It Happens

Posted on07. Nov, 2011 by .

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It certainly is no fun getting a false-positive reading in anything – let alone a pregnancy test! But before we curse the test and our bodies, it’s prudent that we understand why a false-positive reading could happen in the first place and what it is exactly. A false-positive pregnancy test means that you’ve taken an […]

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Trying To Conceive: Using Your Libido, Your Menstrual Cycle, And Your BBT As A Guide

Posted on31. Oct, 2011 by .

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It’s an exciting time when you’re trying to conceive. And in this day and age, technology has advanced to the point where conceiving couples can track their best times in a number of ways. However, it’s easy to forget that not too long ago, couples used to rely on their bodies and their intuition when […]

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3rd Trimester: What To Expect At Your Doctor’s Visits

Posted on21. Oct, 2011 by .

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During your third trimester, which runs from weeks 28 – 40, you will be meeting with your OB-GYN much more frequently to ensure things are progressing smoothly. Some doctors will want to see you every other week, some once a month, and others weekly – it all depends on the doctor. For instance, during my […]

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Your 2nd Trimester: What To Expect At Your Doctor’s Visit

Posted on19. Oct, 2011 by .

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Your second trimester is an exciting and happening time. Not only is there a lot going on in utero but you’ll feel more like yourself too. During the first trimester, you may have felt tired, cranky, or even nauseous – not so much in the second trimester. You’ll get some of your energy back and […]

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What To Expect At Your Doctor’s Visit: 1st Trimester

Posted on17. Oct, 2011 by .

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Getting ready to go to your first doctor’s appointment when you’re pregnant can be wonderfully exciting – and it should be. Your appointment should be scheduled anywhere between 5-12 weeks into your pregnancy. However, if your pregnancy is considered high-risk, your doctor will most likely want to see you sooner rather than later. This will […]

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