Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Homelessness and pregnancy are two incredibly vulnerable states, and when they intersect the risks to both mother and child are astronomical. A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that infants born to homeless mothers were more likely to spend time in the NICU, have longer hospital...
Being pregnant – and giving birth – is hard work. To most of us, growing and birthing (and breastfeeding) a baby are some of the absolute most physically intensive things we will ever do. In fact, in a recent study, researchers studying the limits of human endurance could at the end...
Daniel Lim Diabetes in pregnancy is not uncommon, Consultant Physician Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes of Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) Dr Gonnie Alkemade said. She said five to 10 per cent pregnant women experience diabetes in pregnancy. Some women have known diabetes, either Type 1 or Type 2. “They are advised...
Time to roll up your sleeve for your flu shot! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all moms-to-be get the flu shot. That’s because if you come down with influenza (a.k.a. the flu) when you’re expecting, you’re at greater risk of having serious complications like...
Westend61/ Getty Images After giving birth, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is getting it on. After all, between your fluctuating hormones, crazy body changes, vaginal soreness...
Whilst we know your priority is your newborn, it’s important to make sure you look after yourself too! Here are some tips for keeping your energy levels up and taking care of your own well-being, following the birth of your...
We spend a lot of time prepping for the arrival of a baby. But when it comes to the arrival of our breast milk (and all the massive adjustments that come with it), it's easy to be caught off guard. Stocking up on a few breastfeeding essentials can make...
Becoming a mom is one of the hardest choices a woman will make in her life. She is about to have her life change completely, and it all starts with the pregnancy test. Her life changes way before she has that little baby in her arms.As soon as those...
Pregnancy and childbirth bring massive changes, both physical and emotional. But, it doesn’t end after the baby is born. The postpartum period brings its own unique circumstances that require good self-care. During the last months of pregnancy and after baby delivery, you are mainly focused on the needs of...
Lisa Enger, R.N., I.B.C.L.C., lactation consultant at Tufts Medical Center, July 26, 2018Dr. Anne Eglash, M.D., a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and director of U.W. Lactation Services, July 25, 2018 Dr. Diane Spatz, Ph.D., R.N.-B.C., director of the lactation program at...
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