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Car Safety for You and Your Baby

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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 p...

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 efface...

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 person’s physical makeup or a process in the body. Genes come in pairs. Pregnancy What...

April 2014

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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...

June 2013

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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 woman’s medical condition or a problem with the baby. Labor may be ind...

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...

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 disorde...

August 2012

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Having Twins

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What causes a twin pregnancy? Having twins runs in some families. The most important factor, however, is age. Women older than 30 years are more likely to have twins than are younger women. One reas...

June 2012

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Group B Streptococcus 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,...

August 2011

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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." Pr...

August 2011

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