Women expecting multiples have many different and unique experiences than those women who are carrying a single pregnancy. Since multiples are at a greater risk of developing complications, your healthcare provider will want to see you more frequently.
"Failure to progress" in labor is a common reason for unplanned C-sections. Sometimes, though, it might simply be failure to wait. We've all heard the term, but what does it mean? Are there things you can to that will encourage labor to proceed? Does failure to progress always signal the need for intervention?
It isn't true that just because he isn't carrying the baby, the Daddy isn't vital to the pregnancy. From conception, there is only one Daddy, and he has a very big job to do.
You can easily be seduced by popular culture's messages that say that you will be a bad parent if you don't get your kids on the fast track as soon as possible. Examine and reconnect with your values (or change them). Make some deliberate choices about the kind of family life you want to have.
In addition to providing pain relief, chiropractic care may also help control morning sickness, help reduce the time and difficulty of labor and delivery, and, prevent the mother from having to experience a caesarean birth or breech delivery.
A still birth is a baby that is born after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no signs of life. Before 20 weeks, it's usually called a miscarriage.
You have been told that you are expecting multiples and that you will need to gain more weight, eat more calories, and possibly expect greater pregnancy symptoms. So, how does this affect your exercise routine?
Parents of all baby boys face a major decision -- should their newborn remain intact or should he be circumcised. This article summarizes both sides, from both parent's and medical association viewpoints, and lists further resources.
By Robert G. Rodriguez ("Dr. Bob"), Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
There are major differences in the way doctors and hospitals approach pregnancy and delivery. I'd like to spend the next few minutes making you a savvy consumer. The hospital is the most important choice you will make with regards your pregnancy. Is it baby friendly? Can it care for preterm babies? Take these and more into consideration when making your decision.