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A little dextrose can protect newborns from low blood sugar

Nov 1 2016 - 11:25am
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Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common metabolic problem in newborns which can have major long-term consequences including neurologic damage. Researchers have found just a single dose of dextrose gel can decrease a newborn's risk of getting neonatal hypoglycemia.

Researchers have found that rubbing a single dose of dextrose gel inside the mouth of a newborn an hour after birth can decrease the risk of neonatal hypoglycemia.

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Should You Request a Seeding After Your C-Section?

Feb 4 2016 - 3:48am
Seeding c-section infants improves their micro-biome

Are you considering having a C-section, but want to make sure that your baby is not lacking the benefits of a vaginal birth? Here is why you may want to request a “seeding” of your infant immediately after a C-section delivery.

New research shows that it is possible to provide C-section babies with a micro-biome (population of bacteria) that closel

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The Perfect Miracle: Twins Born the Best of Friends on Mother's Day

May 12 2014 - 9:24am
The Perfect Miracle! Twins Born the Best of Friends on Mother's Day

Every mother's dream is to have happy and healthy children who are the best of friends for a lifetime. This Mother's Day, one Ohio mom's dream came true when she gave birth to a healthy pair of baby girls. According to a CTV report, Sarah Thistlethwaite said babies Jillian and Jenna were removed from ventilators Sunday after they were able to breathe comfortably.

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Postpartum depression occurs more often with fear of childbirth

Jan 5 2014 - 5:40pm
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Having a child can be one of the most beautiful things a woman can experience. However, many times women deal with intense anxieties and fears about childbirth. Clearly, women who are assisted in maintaining their composure about childbirth will have an easier time coping with this monumental event in their lives.

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Half of all babies have flat heads, how to prevent permanence

Jul 9 2013 - 7:51pm
Around half of all babies have flat heads that can be permanent

About half of all 2-month-old babies had flat spots on their heads after being screened by researchers for a new study, which is one of the first to assess just how common the problem is.

About half of all 2-month-old babies had flat spots on their heads after being screened by researchers for a new study, which is one of the first to assess just how common the problem is.

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