Baby Beat The BabyBeat fetal home Doppler(tm) allows you to listen to your baby's heartbeat with the same high-quality Doppler instrument used in your doctor's office. With BabyBeat fetal Doppler you can hear the true sounds of your baby's heartbeat as early as 10-12 weeks into pregnancy.
Cesarean Fact Sheet These facts are presented by the ICEA Cesarean Options committee with the hope that parents, childbirth educators, nurses, midwives and doctors together can effectively reduce the rate of unnecessary cesarean sections and consequently, their effects.
Coping with Common Discomforts of Pregnancy Nearly every woman experiences backaches and back pain at some time during pregnancy, especially as her abdomen gets bigger. You may experience backache after walking, bending, lifting, standing or excessive exercise. Be careful about lifting--do it correctly, with knees bent and back straight.
Easing Discomforts Of Pregnancy The purpose of this article is to recognize the most common normal discomforts of pregnancy and share comfort measures you can use to find relief.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum While morning sickness can occur in up to 70% of all pregnancies, it is usually more troublesome than serious. The more severe and disturbing condition, hyperemesis gravidarum, may complicate up to .3% of pregnancies,causing physiological changes that may effect the mother and fetus.
Some Common Discomforts There are many common discomforts associated with pregnancy. They are generally not serious and there are things you can do to relieve the discomfort. However, should any of these conditions persist you should discuss them with your doctor or someone at the clinic.
The Cesarean Section FAQ It seems that everyone is aware that the cesarean section is the number one surgery these days. More babies are born abdominally than people lose gall bladders and tonsils. We are very grateful for the medical technology that has enabled us to save the lives of babies and mothers who would not have made it otherwise. However, as the cesarean rates rise to close to 25% nationally, and even higher in some places, we have to ask ourselves if all of the cesareans are necessary. The answer to that question is no.