Tests and screenings are common when you’re in your first trimester. They check the health and wellbeing of your baby. Providers often suggest a 11-week blood test, which checks for chromosomal conditions your baby may have. This blood test can also reveal your baby’s sex!
So, why do providers suggest this screening in the first place? First trimester screenings and tests let you know your baby is healthy. In this article, we’ll go over what to expect from your 10-week blood test.
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As an expectant mother, you’re probably wondering what the early signs of labor are as you prepare for delivery. There are many signs that indicate you’re nearing or in labor. You may experience all or just a few of the signs, as every delivery is different but knowing what’s normal should give you some peace of mind as your due date draws closer.
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Your body is miraculous. It’s gone through physical and hormonal changes to bring life into the world and will continue to provide for your baby. While postpartum hormone changes are normal and expected, sometimes they can cause unwanted symptoms such as the “baby blues” or postpartum depression. Luckily, there are ways that you can help your body adjust your hormones back to more stable levels.
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When you give birth, your attention will likely be focused on keeping your newborn healthy and happy. But some new mothers experience postpartum preeclampsia, which requires an early diagnosis for proper treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss what you need to know, symptoms, causes, risk factors, and possible treatments.
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It’s normal to feel some discomfort after giving birth, so it may be difficult to tell the difference between what’s normal and signs of infection postpartum. Learn the signs and symptoms of infection and other common post-pregnancy complications to get the treatment you need.
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If you are preparing for pregnancy, then you’re probably thinking about how to have a healthy baby. The best thing you can do for your future baby is to focus on your pre-pregnancy health.
It’s never too early to start getting healthy before baby, but most experts recommend working on pre-pregnancy health at least 3 months before you start trying to get pregnant. Follow these 9 steps to get healthy before baby.
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