Second Trimester Symptoms

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Second Trimester Symptoms

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New Test Offers Early Detection for Preeclampsia

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New Test Offers Early Detection for Preeclampsia

A new test for preeclampsia offers pregnant women a head start on identifying and managing this potentially dangerous condition.

Preeclampsia is a form of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure that can be very dangerous for a mom-to-be and her baby. This scary condition affects 10 percent of all pregnant women worldwide.

The condition is typically diagnosed during the third trimester, when it may already have compromised a pregnancy. But a new test offers expectant women potentially life-saving early detection.

Medical diagnostics company DiabetOmics devised the test, which can diagnose preeclampsia as early as the first trimester...

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How to Choose—and Use—a Lactation Consultant

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How to Choose—and Use—a Lactation Consultant

Certified lactation consultant and mother of three answers common questions she hears from breastfeeding mothers

 If you’re able to weed through all the information and opinions and finally decide whether you’re going to breastfeed your baby, then comes the hard part—learning how to do it. Enter the lactation consultant. Alissa Gomez-Dean, certified lactation consultant with Breastfeeding USA and mother of three, says there are three types of consultants, who range from international board certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), who have the most training and are considered experts; to middle range certified lactation consultants; to volunteers/mothers who don’t have accreditation, but who have “been there, done that...
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A Mom’s Top Rules for Juggling Kids’ Schedules

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A mom-of-three offers six hard and fast rules for successfully juggling kids’ schedules.

It’s Monday at 3 p.m. You have to pick your middle child up from school, then race home to get your oldest off the bus. Karate starts at 4 p.m. You promised the kids you’d take them to the school book fair around 6 p.m. And all along, your youngest is being dragged along for the ride. Dinner? Let’s hope you eat before everyone falls asleep in their hastily prepared grilled cheeses!

Yup, we’ve all been there. As a mom-of-three, I constantly feel overwhelmed by my kids’ schedules. We’re rushing to ballet, then soccer, then playgroup...

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How to pick a great name?

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New Mom Guide: Going Out with Baby

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New Mom Guide: Going Out with Baby

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5 Pregnancy Dates To Experience Before You’re Due

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5 Pregnancy Dates To Experience Before You’re Due

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Preemie Development

Preemie Development

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