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High Risk Pregnancy

Why Everyone Will Be Belly Flopping At Your 4th Of July Pool Party

Tracie Domino | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News
Tracie Domino

Growing up my sister and I would tease our mother relentlessly about how she would never get her hair wet while we would be diving and canon balling a...

The Day I Bled and Thought I Lost My Baby

Carolina King | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Carolina King

Pregnancy is a mysterious thing and although medicine has advanced a lot there are some things they just don't know much about. Subchorionic hemorrhage is one of them. This has been a huge reminder for me that we can't control everything.

From Busy to Bed Rest: 4 Tips to Manage When Life Comes to a Grinding Halt

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

Source: patrisiyu/freedigitalphotos.net For a successful, busy, Type-A woman, bed rest can be extremely challenging to get used to. You're used to h...

3 Tips to Feel More Confident During Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

Every day of a high-risk pregnancy feels like you're holding your breath, desperately hoping to make it to the next milestone. Hearing a heartbeat. Making it to the second trimester. Good news at your anatomy scan. Being on this roller-coaster can leave you feeling anxious and terrified every day.

The Unspoken Effect of a High-Risk Pregnancy

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

You feel like it's all your fault. You feel like your body is failing. So that means you are failing. The reality is, a high-risk pregnancy can happen to anyone. At any time. You didn't do anything wrong. You didn't cause this and you certainly aren't failing.

5 Ways to Lower Stress When You're on Bed Rest

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Parijat Deshpande

If you've been on bedrest for even one day you know it's anything but a vacation. You're terrified about what could happen to the baby and life as you know it has turned upside down.

Not Your Mother's IVF: Making Fertility Care Safer and Successful

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Over the past 25 years, IVF -- the technology, the science, the success rates, the process -- has dramatically changed. Yet physicians and patients who are facing infertility are not letting go of older techniques and are often taking on unnecessary risks in pursuit of starting a family.

When Good Enough Is Good Enough

Jennifer Sullivan | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Sullivan

The words echoed off of the hospital walls, closing in on me with each repetition, making me feel like a prisoner in my own body. I wanted to escape this moment, but I was immobile, paralyzed by both modality and circumstance.

The Labor of Love

Erin Zahradka | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Zahradka

You can't keep a good woman down... And for 36-year-old Erin McIlvain, a high-risk pregnancy with Type 1 diabetes is just one more thing she is handli...

First Trimester Screen: More Questions Than Answers

Cara Paiuk | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

With the twins, I did much more testing for two reasons: I had lost several pregnancies, and I had crossed the formidable 4-0 age barrier.

How Motherhood Changes the Texture in Our Lives

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

For me, I know no other love like the obsessive, unconditional vulnerable love a mother has for her child; it can be both strengthening and devastating.

Tiny Hands and Big Smiles: Faces From Edna Adan Maternity Hospital

Friends of Edna's Maternity Hospital | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Friends of Edna's Maternity Hospital

The Edna Adan University Hospital is a nonprofit facility that provides care to expectant mothers and their babies regardless of their ability to pay. We want to say thanks to the hundreds of people who have donated generously to Edna's hospital in the RaiseForWomen Challenge.

Identical Triplets Start Preschool Amid Wonder and Whispers

Kerry Lyons | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

People I don't know are whispering about me, pointing and staring. It is September 2008 and I am 34 weeks pregnant with triplets. I refuse to stay home; I will not miss Parents Night at my son's preschool. He is almost 4. And the fate of the three babies inside my belly is unknown.

What I Learned From A Very Scary Pregnancy

Pauls Toutonghi | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Pauls Toutonghi

This visit went just like all the other visits. Until we noticed that the nurse was lingering over the ultrasound screen, moving the ultrasound paddle again and again over Peyton's swollen belly --pressing harder, issuing the sound waves from a variety of different angles.

In Praise of Midwives: Having a Baby Is Not an Illness

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cronk

To the thousands of midwives who hold hands, comfort hearts, wipe tears, share smiles, and grow families, you have my undying respect and appreciation forever.