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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 […]

What to Expect: Recovering After Vaginal Delivery

Regardless of whether you deliver vaginally or by Caesarean section, all mothers will experience certain symptoms as they recover from giving birth. You’ve worked hard to give birth to your baby. Now your body needs a bit of time to heal. If you’re a new mom, you might be wondering about the changes you and […]

Mindful Mothers: Caring For Yourself While Pregnant with Twins

Being pregnant with more than one baby is called multiple pregnancy. A multiple pregnancy can be twins, triplets, or more. Today, twins are born once in about every 41 births. Having twins can bring great joy and rewards to a family. Sometimes, however, it can also pose a risk to the mother and her babies. […]

5 Easy Ways to Relieve Painful Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps are caused by uterine contractions (when your uterus tightens and relaxes allowing blood to leave your uterus). The lining of your uterus releases special chemicals called “prostaglandins.” These substances can increase the intensity of the contractions, especially if the levels rise. High levels of prostaglandins may also cause nausea and lightheadedness. For some […]

Breastfeeding Your Baby: The Perks

More and more women are choosing to breastfeed their babies, and for good reason. Breast milk provides the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins, and fat that your baby needs to grow. It also protects your baby against certain diseases. Although some women may not be able to breastfeed for a variety of reasons, for most […]

How to Tell When Labor Begins (Part 2)

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for – the arrival of your baby! There is no way to know exactly when you will go into labor, however, most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. Although waiting for the birth of your baby is exciting, it can also be an anxious tiime. […]

How to Tell When Labor Begins (Part 1)

Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. However, there is no way to know exactly when you will go into labor. Birth often occurs within 2 weeks before or after your expected due date. Making Plans As you plan […]

Having Twins: What You Need To Know (Part 1)

Being pregnant with more than one baby is called a multiple pregnancy. A multiple pregnancy can be twins (two babies), triplets (three babies), or more. Today, twins are born once in about every 41 births. Having twins can bring great joy and rewards to a family. Sometimes, however, it can also pose a risk to […]

Nausea and Vomiting Of Pregnancy: Your Questions Answered

Some information provided by the Mayo Clinic Morning sickness is nausea that occurs during pregnancy. The name is a misnomer, however, since morning sickness can strike at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness affects a large proportion of pregnant women. It is most common during the first trimester, but for some women […]

Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is More Important Than You Thought

Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). Most women should have cervical cancer screening on a regular basis. Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is Done The cervix is the opening […]