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Group B Strep and Pregnancy

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What is group B streptococcus GBS Group B streptococcus is one of the many types of bacteria that live in the body and usually do not cause serious illness It is found in the digestive urinary and reproductive tracts of men and women In women it can be found in the vagina and rectum GBS is not a s...

March 2015

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These Tests Could Save Your Baby's Life: Newborn Screening Tests

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Why does my baby need newborn screening tests Although most babies are healthy when they are born every US state requires that newborn screening tests be performed on all babies to identify those that may look healthy but have a rare and serious health problem If problems are found early treatment...

December 2014

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Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children

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Why is it important to wear a seat belt when I travel during pregnancy Although the baby is protected inside your body you should wear a lap and shoulder belt every time you travel while you are pregnant for the best protectioneven in the final weeks of pregnancy You and your baby are much more li...

September 2014

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Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth

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What is preterm labor Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy Changes in the cervix include effacement the cervix thins out and dilation the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth canal La...

July 2014

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Genetic Disorders

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What are genes A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a persons physical makeup or a process in the body Genes come in pairs Pregnancy What are genesnbsp What are chromosomesnbsp What determines my babyrsquos sexnbsp What causes genetic disordersnbsp...

April 2014

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Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks

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What is a medically indicated delivery A medically indicated delivery is done for a medical reason These reasons may be the womans medical condition or a problem with the baby Labor may be induced started with the use of certain drugs or other means or a cesarean delivery may be performed in which...

June 2013

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

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How does breastfeeding benefit my baby Breastfeeding benefits your baby in the following ways Breast milk provides the perfect mix of vitamins protein and fat that your baby needs to grow The colostrum that your breasts make during the first few days after childbirth helps your newborns digestive ...

June 2013

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Newborn Circumcision

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What is circumcision Circumcision is the surgical removal of the layer of skin called the foreskin that covers the glans head of the penis Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is circumcision When is circumcision performed Is circumcision a required procedure Is circumcision a common practice W...

September 2012

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Preconception Carrier Screening

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What is preconception carrier screening Preconception carrier screening is screening that you can have before becoming pregnant to help predict your chances of having a child with a genetic disorder Pregnancy What is preconception carrier screeningnbsp What is a carrier How is carrier screening do...

August 2012

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Early Preterm Birth

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What is early preterm birth Most pregnancies last about 40 weeks Babies born between 32 and 37 weeks of pregnancy are considered preterm Babies born before 32 weeks are called early preterm Pregnancy What is early preterm birth What do I need to consider if I am at risk of having an early preterm ...

August 2011

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