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7 Must-Know Truths About Due Dates

Create: 01/14/2017 - 05:27
7 Must-Know Truths About Due Dates
80% of women deliver between 37 and 40 weeks, but that's a big window when you've waited almost 10 months (not 9!). Here's what you need to know about when baby might show:
 
1. There's no foolproof predictor: Due date calculations use a 28-day menstrual cycle, bu all women differ. Even sonograms can't pinpoint one delivery day.
 

What You Need to Know About Gross Pregnancy Terms

Create: 01/02/2017 - 07:06
What You Need to Know About Gross Pregnancy Terms
1. Mucus Plug: (Think of it as a cork for your cervix. When labor is near... Pop goes the plug!) The mucus plug is just what it sounds like, a plug made of mucus. During pregnancy, the mucus plug develops and lodges in the cervix to block the cervical canal. Its job is to protect your uterus from unwanted bacteria and pathogens that could enter in, like from sexual activity or vaginal exams.
 

Procedure for Vacuum-Assisted Vaginal Delivery

Create: 12/27/2016 - 03:02
Procedure for Vacuum-Assisted Vaginal Delivery
During vacuum assisted operative vaginal delivery, your doctor uses a vacuum device to help guide your baby out of the birth canal. The vacuum device, known as a vacuum extractor, uses a soft cup that attaches to your baby’s head with suction.
 
In most cases, the vacuum extractor is used to avoid a cesarean delivery or to prevent fetal distress. When performed properly, vacuum assisted delivery involves far fewer risks than those of cesarean delivery or prolonged fetal distress.
 

Faith Muturi Dances To Ease Labour Pain Before Giving Birth

Create: 12/25/2016 - 05:31
Faith Muturi Dances To Ease Labour Pain Before Giving Birth
Giving birth through the natural method is one of the most excruciating experiences in the world, and before popping that baby, you go through serious contractions, and if you don’t find a way to distract yourself, you will have it rough.
 
She deliver a cute baby boy and named her Lemuel Imani Gakio Ngugi but apparently, the process wasn't that easy. Faith Muturi has now posted a video comically dancing because of labor pains minutes before she was about to deliver.
 

Mom With Rare Form of Dwarfism Gives Birth to Second Son

Create: 12/20/2016 - 11:25
Mom With Rare Form of Dwarfism Gives Birth to Second Son
A woman with a rare form of dwarfism gave birth to a healthy, baby boy. Tiffanie DiDonato had limited space for her baby to grow. "I look like I swallowed a beach ball," DiDonato joked. 
 
She has to use crutches because her bump could cause her to fall. She gets help from her husband Eric. As a teen, she underwent limb lengthening surgery that added 14 inches to her height.
 

Dylan Dreyer Says Son "Got Stuck" During Childbirth

Create: 12/20/2016 - 09:01
Dylan Dreyer Says Son "Got Stuck" During Childbirth
Dylan Dreyer, Today, Childbirth, Calvin, Baby Baby Calvin is finally here, but it wasn't such a seamless welcoming for Dylan Dreyer. "I pushed for about 3 hours, and he was a big guy and he didn't quite fit, so he got stuck," she said. 
 
After her water broke Friday late Friday night, Calvin Bradley Fichera didn't arrive into the world until Saturday morning mid-snowstorm. "Brian and I were sitting on the couch watching TV and I think someone's name was Calvin, and we were like, 'I kind of like that,'" she said.

Just Seconds After Birth: Moms See Their Newborns for the Very First Time

Create: 12/20/2016 - 06:02
Moms See Their Newborns for the Very First Time
Becoming a mom and seeing your baby for the first time is one of the most hearts tugging moments that can be. You wait patiently for 9 months to see your baby, imagine different things and then suddenly, you are handed over your imagination in reality.
 
What did you feel in that moment? Was it love? Exhaustion? Gratitude? Were you relieved at the thought of what lay behind you? Overwhelmed by everything that suddenly stretched out down the path ahead?
 

Woman Born With No Vagina Hopes To Have Children

Create: 12/18/2016 - 06:22
Woman Born With No Vagina Hopes To Have Children
23-year-old Devan Merck was born with a rare disorder which means she has no vagina. She and her family disovered when she was 12-years-old that as well as lacking a vagina canal, she was also born without a cervix and has a "unicornuate uterus" which means it never fully formed.
 
Surgeons created a ‘man-made’ vagina using skin taken from her bottom - allowing her to have sex and lead a normal life. And now Devan and her husband Trent, from Georgia, USA, are hoping to start a family with the help of a surrogate.
 

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