If you, or someone you love, is pregnant and preparing for delivery day you may be debating the benefits of delayed umbilical cord clamping. Delayed cord clamping involves waiting to cut the umbilical cord anywhere from 25 seconds to five minutes after the child’s birth.
For many years the majority of parents and practitioners practiced immediate cord clamping (umbilical cord cutting within the first twenty seconds of the delivery), but studies are now showing that waiting may have numerous benefits.
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When it comes to your health care, you may be wondering what kind of practitioner would be best for your needs: an MD or NP? There are some differences between the two that are important to understand before making your choice.
‘MD’ stands for ‘medical doctor’ or ‘doctor of medicine’, and ‘NP’ stands for ‘nurse practitioner’. Both are often present in hospitals and clinics working together to provide routine and urgent care to their patients.
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There are many important decisions to make when you’re getting ready to have a baby, and one of the most important is who to have in the delivery room with you.
Delivering a baby is a magical experience, but it can also be stressful. Once labor begins, you are unlikely to want to make more decisions than absolutely necessary, so it’s important to have a plan for who you want to be with you when the big day comes.
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Bringing home your precious newborn baby can be a whirlwind, whether it’s your first child or your third, and giving birth is no joke. Women’s bodies really are amazing, aren’t they? Continue reading “Incontinence After Pregnancy”
Women’s healthcare has come a long way over the years. In fact, while ultrasound technology was first invented in the late 1800’s, the first ultrasound used in obstetrics wasn’t performed until 1958. It then took 30+ more years for ultrasound technology to evolve into how it’s used today in obstetrics and gynecology. Continue reading “3 Advances in Women’s Healthcare Available to You Right Now”
There are many types of physical exams to assess the health of the human body, particularly the female body. One exam that you will likely have in order to check out your reproductive health (if you’re a woman) is called a pelvic exam. Continue reading “Why Should I Get a Pelvic Exam?”