Newborn

News in Obstetrics: Birth Defects Awareness & Prevention

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. According to the March of Dimes, about 120,000 babies born each year have congenital normalities. A birth defect...

Breastfeeding Diet: What Should I Eat While Breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you're giving your baby nutrients that will help his or her growth and health. But what foods are best for you? How might your diet change your breast milk and affect your baby? Is there a special breastfeeding diet I should follow? You don’t...

Umbilical Cord Blood: Delayed Clamping and Donating

After a baby is born, the doctor clamps and cuts the umbilical cord. However, some families delay clamping for a time. Delaying the clamping allows more time for the umbilical cord blood to flow to their baby. This delay is beneficial because the blood that remains...

Safe Sleep for Babies: Where Should My Baby Sleep?

When you put your baby down for a nap, you expect your baby will be safe. However, tragedies can happen. Sometimes the cause is unknown, as with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In other cases, such as unsafe sleep, the cause of SIDS is clear and preventable....

How Can You Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep Infection (GBS)?

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterial infection found in a woman’s intestines, vagina or rectum. Approximately 25 percent of all healthy, adult women have these bacteria. Often, Adults don't show any symptoms except for bladder or urinary tract...

You and Your Baby’s First Week Together

You’ve had a baby! All the anticipation, the labor, the joy, and now your little one is home with you. No book or blog can perfectly explain your new baby, but as you get started on this adventure, let’s cover the basics of what to expect in this first week of your...

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