Key Benefits of Exercise During Your Pregnancy

Exercise is a key part of staying healthy. Everyone needs daily physical activity – including pregnant women. Getting regular exercise during pregnancy benefits both you and your growing baby and has few risks. If your pregnancy is healthy, you can do most types of exercise, but you may ned to make a few changes. Benefits […]

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Making a Decision: Is Saving Cord Blood Worth It?

The decision about whether to store cord blood needs to be made several weeks before delivery. Whether to donate cord blood to a public or private bank is up to you. You also can decide not to donate or store cord blood at all. Think about the following points when making your choice: Donating cord […]

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Using Stem Cells to Treat Disease

Cord blood is the blood from the baby that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. It contains special cells called hematopoietic stem cells that can be used to treat some types of diseases. Cord blood can be donated to a public bank for use by anyone who needs it stored in […]

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Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Sleeping Success

When you are pregnant, you may find yourself struggling to get adequate sleep and rest as your bump continues to grow. The following are a few helpful tips to help get you the well-deserved rest you need. Pro Tips It’s important to remember that over-the-counter sleep aids, including herbal remedies, are not recommended for pregnant women. Instead, […]

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Everything You Want to Know About the Mirena IUD

Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD that is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. Is Mirena Reversible? Mirena is a small, T-shaped device, also […]

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The Importance of Building a Bond With Your Baby

The attachment process is interactive and dynamic. Both you and your baby participate in an exchange of nonverbal emotional cues that make your baby feel understood and safe. Even within the first few days of being born, your baby picks up on your emotional cues—your tone of voice, your gestures, and your emotions and tries […]

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Guidelines to Follow: Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

What you eat and how much of it is more important than ever while you are pregnant. The amount of weight you gain during your pregnancy is as essential to your health as it is to the health of your baby. As your baby develops and your body works to support that growth, you will […]

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Self Breast Exam: The Ultimate Guide that Could Save Your Life

A self-exam will help you learn the normal shape and feel of your breast. They also make it easier to notice changes. If you have felt a lump, it should be checked even if your last mammography result was normal. If your exam shows a lump or if the results are not clear, more tests will […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Fertility Treatments

If you’re trying to get pregnant, one of the most important things to do is learn how to determine when you’re ovulating, when is the best time for sexual intercourse, and the steps you can take to increase your chances of a successful outcome. We also encourage every woman to know early pregnancy signs and […]

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Leaky Bladder? You’re Not Alone: Urinary Incontinence

Did you know that 1 in 3 women may experience bladder leakage, also known as urinary incontinence? UI is not just a medical problem. Because some women with UI are afraid to do normal day-to-day activites, it has an emotional and psychological effect. A common misconception is that urinary incontinence is just part of getting […]

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