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Your Baby's First Test Understanding the Apgar Score

Your Baby’s First Test: Understanding the Apgar Score

  The Apgar score is a test that was designed by Virginia Apgar, an American anesthesiologist, to evaluate the condition of newborns immediately following birth.  The test was developed to aid nurses and other medical professionals in determining if a newborn is in need of emergency care. The Apgar test scores five important features of […]

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The Baby Blues (Postpartum Depression)

*+-While typical baby blues are fairly brief and usually disappear on their own, you can do a few things to help yourself feel better and get through the next few emotional days or weeks.

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Preparing for Birth

*+-Comprehensive information and practical suggestions for women and their partners as they prepare for labor and delivery.

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Postpartum Depression

*+-You’re not a terrible mother! You are a mother who is suffering from a condition known as postpartum depression, a condition that is treatable. While as many as 80% of mothers experience a temporary and mild condition referred to as the baby blues, up to 15% of women have the more severe reaction you’re experiencing. […]

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Easing Labor Pain: the complete guide to a more comfortable and rewarding birth

*+-Detailed suggestions for women wanting to naturally reduce pain during labor and delivery.

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The Birth Partner: everything you need to know to help a woman through childbirth

*+-Provides necessary information for anyone providing help and support to a woman during the birth process.

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A Good Birth, A Safe Birth: choosing and having the childbirth experience you want

*+-birth, labor, delivery, anesthesia, natural

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Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally

*+-Provides information on how to make the birth process as easy and enjoyable as possible for all concerned.

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Approximate Timetable of Prenatal Development

*+-Provides information on fetal development through each trimester. Also, contains links to dozens of links on maternal health and prenatal care.

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