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Pregnancy Spacing Risks and Benefits. A Key to Family Planning

Pregnancy spacing is the time from one baby’s birth until the next pregnancy. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with timing your pregnancies too close together or too far apart can help you make an informed decision about when to grow your family. Why Is...

Dr. Virginia Apgar: A Person of Influence in Obstetrics

The Apgar Score is a test used to evaluate newborns at birth. The test checks a baby's heart rate, muscle tone, and other signs to see if extra medical care or emergency care is needed. Developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar in 1953, the test has long been adopted as a...

The Childbirth Experience: What Can You Expect?

Every mom deserves a medal for childbirth. It can be scary to contemplate, especially for first-time mothers, so a little knowledge about the childbirth experience goes a long way to ease your mind. Some women deliver by Cesarean Section, but the majority are born...

Birth Spacing – A Key to Family Planning

Are you considering having another child? Your heart and mind might be ready for another little one, but is your body ready? Before you conceive again, get the facts about pregnancy spacing. Approximately 33% of American mothers have children spaced too close...

Breastfeeding: A Personal and Sometimes Difficult Decision

In this fast paced world that we live in, one choice a mother can make has known benefits for her and her child…the choice to breastfeed. The list of the benefits of breastfeeding is long and includes a healthier immune system for the baby and a lowered risk of breast...

The 3 Stages of Childbirth

As Gloria Steinem has said, “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.” Regardless of how your baby is delivered every mom deserves a blue ribbon at childbirth. Some women deliver by Cesarean Section,...

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