pregnancy complications

Mom Of Stillborn: 'I Failed My Beautiful Baby Girl'

mom kissing stillborn daughterNatalie Morgan via Facebook
Next time your screaming baby is keeping you up all night or you think you've cleaned up one more diaper blowout than you can bear, Natalie Morgan wants you to remember her story. Morgan delivered baby Eleanor Josephine -- who died at 40 weeks in utero -- on Sept. 11. Now, she's sharing the emotional... Read more

One Year Later, Mom Celebrates Newborn Saving Her Life

cawley-family-hospital-staffShelly Ann Cawley via Facebook
Baby’s first birthday is an important milestone and celebration of life for any parents. But for North Carolina mom Shelly Cawley, it’s also a one-year celebration of her life. Last September, then-23-year-old nursing student Cawley experienced complications during labor that resulted in an emergency c-section and left her in a coma. And it’s because of... Read more

Mom With ALS Fights To Breastfeed Baby

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Breastfeeding a newborn is par for the course for most moms after delivery. But for Amanda Bernier, it was a miracle. The 29-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ALS in the early stages of pregnancy. Bernier was hoping the muscle twitches she was experiencing were not symptomatic of ALS, which claimed the lives of... Read more

This Is Way More Than Just A Pregnancy Test

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Your pee can reveal a whole lot more than you thought. You've probably heard of the hormone responsible for that plus sign on a pregnancy test: human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). It becomes present in your urine when an egg implants in the uterus. While its detection is enough to know that you're Read more

Kim Kardashian’s Premature Delivery Could Have Been Caused by Preeclampsia: All About the Condition

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Details are now coming out that new mama Kim Kardashian may have delivered her baby girl five weeks early due to a condition called preeclampsia. According to People, they've got details on the emotional night that Kardashian and her boyfriend, Kanye West, spent at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center together waiting for their... Read more

Moms Who Were Preemies May Have a Difficult Pregnancy

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Were you an early arrival? If so, you may encounter some difficulties during your pregnancy. A new study suggests that pregnancy complications are more common among women who were born early themselves. In the study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers analyzed data on women born between 1976 and 1995 who delivered at least... Read more

Would You Hire a Bed Rest Concierge?

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Expectant moms can become impatient during the nine month wait to meet their newborn, but imagine if you spent twenty-six weeks (that's 182 days!) of your pregnancy on bed rest. That's what happened to Stephanie Johnson in late 2010 when her doctor ordered immediate and prolonged bed rest after complications with her first pregnancy.... Read more

Omega-3s Might Not Help With Some Pregnancy Complications (Sorry!)

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You’ve probably read everywhere (and heard from your OB) that omega-3 fatty acids are important during pregnancy. And some previous research showed that fish oil improves blood sugar control and vascular health fish oils causing some to believe they could help with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, too. Not so much, according to a new study.... Read more