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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Do Your Pets Know You're Pregnant?

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Monday, September 17, 2012

The Many Benefits Of Rooming In With Your Newborn

 I was so surprised when I first went to the maternity ward at the hospital.  The nursery which was on the same floor was empty.  It's not because it was a slow day, it was because all the babies were rooming in with their mother.  This article explains the benefits of "rooming in".

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120915/e28098Rooming-ine28099-benefits-both-mother-and-baby-New-review.aspx

From the article:

Many studies support mother-infant rooming-in practice because of its many benefits, both short and long term, Jaafar said. These benefits include better mother-infant bonding, increased frequency of breastfeeding since it enables feeding on demand, and reduction in the rate of sudden infant death syndrome and of other newborn complications.
"Interaction is so important in the first few weeks of life, a 2007 study found early 'skin-to-skin' contact between mother and baby may also benefit breastfeeding outcomes and reduce infant crying," Jaafar said. "It's also well known that separation can reduce breastfeeding frequency as well as amount of milk produced," she added.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Triplets: Naturally Conceived (Two Sets!)

Multiples Conceived Naturally 

Human reproduction never ceases to amaze me!
Here is an article about a woman who had two sets of naturally conceived triplets (her last set of triplets was at the age of 39). Read more:
(www.medicalnewstoday.com)
Victoria Lasita, 39, has given birth to her second set of triplets. The babies were born after 34 weeks of pregnancy. The chances of having triplets once are 1 in 8,000, but twice are 1 in 64 million. Victoria has never used fertility treatments, which boost the probability of having a multiple birth.

The Lasitas had three boys this time round, Casey Alexander, 4lbs 2.5 oz, Caden Bradley, 4lbs 13.5 oz, and Carson Charles, 4lbs 9.5 oz.

Tim Lasita, the father, said everybody seemed to be doing well. He was present during the C-section, along with 18 other medical personnel. 


from: 
(www.medicalnewstoday.com)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Scanning for Birth Defects


I'm all for non-invasive ways to scan for abnormalities. The sooner some birth defects are discovered, the sooner they can be addressed and prepared for.

This link from WebMD has a video on some of the new technologies which allow physicians to accurately screen pregnancies in a non-invasive way. Watch the video here:

www.webmd.com

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