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Newborn constipation

Is your newborn in pain upon passing a bowel movement, is the stool hard, or have you just noticed that your baby didn't poop for a while? Any of these...

Expecting a baby right after giving birth

Recovering from childbirth and pregnancy, some say, takes about nine months. And being pregnant while having a small baby to care for can be hard. Yet, there are plenty of...

Do unplanned babies develop more slowly?

A large percentage of pregnancies are not planned in the United Kingdom, as much as 30 to 40 percent of all babies who are born were technically a surprise. If...

Urinary incontinence - a risk of vaginal birth?

Urinary incontinence is something we all know about, and probably all dread. Involuntary loss of urine, normally during unexpected movements like laughing or coughing, is not something anyone likes to...

Medical indications for induction with pitocin

Pitocin, a liquid drug that is used to induce labor, is very powerful and also grossly overused in many countries. Pitocin is an artificial version of the hormone oxytocin, which...

Do newborns need to wear hats?

If you are an expectant mother, you may be curious why all newborns seem to be wearing hats, and want to know if that is necessary or not. On maternity...

Breastfeeding a newborn

Breastfeeding is an important gift mothers can give their babies one that will contribute to their health and bonding. It is also something that many women worry about. If you...

Is pregnancy spotting a miscarriage symptom?

The last thing women who are newly pregnant want to see is vaginal spotting. Women who do notice spotting are likely to wonder whether that points to a miscarriage immediately...