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Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

The Role of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist (part 1)

Jan 2 2005 - 9:38pm

Obstetrics is one area in medicine that has been greatly influenced by new technology and discoveries. Not only has there been an explosion of new information regarding normal physiology and pathology of pregnancy, but advances in medicine have also provided reproductive age women and men with a quality of life in which pregnancy may be considered.

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Multivitamins During Pregnancy and After Birth Delay Progression of HIV In Women

Nov 5 2004 - 10:13pm

Multivitamin supplements containing high doses of the vitamin B complex, as well as vitamins C and E, given to HIV infected women during pregnancy and for more than 5 years after they gave birth reduced the symptoms of AIDS, according to a study of Tanzanian women.

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Exercise Can Make Childbirth Faster and Easier

Nov 4 2004 - 7:21am

New study shows pelvic exercises can reduce the risk of prolonged labor. Do You want to make your birth giving experience faster and easier? Would you just love to avoid an arduous and prolonged second stage of labor? If so, just spend a few minutes a day doing some simple pelvic exercises beginning in your 20th week of pregnancy.

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Scientists Discover What Makes Human Embryo Attach to Uterus

Oct 14 2004 - 3:26pm

Pregnancy: A UCSF-led research team has identified the first molecular step that allows a week-old human embryo to attach to the uterus. The finding is expected to provide a new tool to diagnose and treat infertility and early pregnancy loss, the scientists report.\n

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Help I am Pregnant and an Addict

May 19 2004 - 9:54pm

There are a lot of resources on the internet, in books, and from the medical community on the dangers of drug and alcohol use during pregnancy. However, there is not very much quality information on what you should do if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs and are pregnant. The simple answer is you need to quit. With all the treatment programs availabele; AA, treatment facilities, therapy, self-control, etc., why wouldn't a women be able to get help.

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Incompetent Cervix

Apr 21 2004 - 11:05pm

Incompetent cervix accounts for 20-25% of all second trimester losses. Many women do not even know they have an incompetent cervix until after they have experienced 2 or more losses in the second trimester.

A week before we lost our son, I had gone into the doctor's office for our 19-week ultrasound. My husband and I were so excited to know if we were having a boy or a girl. We were also excited to see real baby features aside from the blobs we had seen at earlier ultrasounds. We had left that office with such pride and we both were glowing from excitement.

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Drinking And Your Pregnancy

Mar 25 2004 - 2:00pm

Do not drink alcohol when you are pregnant. Why? Because when you drink alcohol, so does your baby. Think about it. Everything you drink, your baby also drinks.

Do not drink alcohol when you are pregnant. Why? Because when you drink alcohol, so does your baby. Think about it. Everything you drink, your baby also drinks.

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