The study authors wrote that pregnancy failure, or miscarriage, occurs in 15 percent of pregnancies.
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U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., today gave a Mother's Day gift to mothers and mothers-to-be (and dads, too) - an even dozen tips for keeping their babies healthy and safe. This is the first in a series of "Healthy Dozen Tips" that Dr. Carmona will release as part of "The Year of the Healthy Child" agenda.
During the first time pregnancy when the labor and delivery approach young pregnant ladies should inow what to pack for the hospital. Don't forget to pack things for the baby.
You got through the long months of pregnancy and the challenges of childbirth, and now you have got a brand new baby. One in 10 new mothers experiences some level of postpartum depression in the weeks after delivery.
Researchers found that getting an epidural when the cervix is less than four centimeters dilated did not increase the cesarean delivery rate and provided significantly better pain relief.
Discuss with your health care provider (while still pregnant) some of the things that you should expect about the appearance of your new baby. This list may help set your mind at ease, especially after the birth of your first child.
This information will help answer the most common questions about labor and delivery, especially if this is your first pregnancy. The way a contraction feels is different for each woman and may feel different from one pregnancy to the next.
Most babies are born between 38 and 42 weeks (the normal pregnancy is considered to be 40 weeks in length counting from the first day of your last menstrual cycle) and only a small percentage of women actually deliver on their estimated due date.