Archive for April, 2011

4 Causes Of Preeclampsia

Apr 06, 2011 No Comments

No one knows for sure what causes Preeclampsia, though there are a number of theories: A genetic link. Researchers hypothesize that the genetic makeup of the fetus could be one of the factors that predisposes a pregnancy to preeclampsia. So, if your mother or our spouse’s mother had preeclampsia during their pregnancies with either of you, you are somewhat […]

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How Long To Breastfeed?

Apr 04, 2011 No Comments

A working mother can combine breastfeeding with bottle-feeding. Ideally a baby should be breastfed for 2 years; or, for a minimum of 6 months. Some mothers feed for 1 year or 8 months. The reason why breastfeeding is recommended for 2 years is that it gives the baby greater immunity to fight infection during the teething phase. At […]

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Bleeding/Sex Postpartum

Apr 01, 2011 No Comments

After the birth of the baby vaginally, or after a Cesarean section you will have a longish period lasting a week or several weeks (may be 4 to 6 weeks). Thereafter you may not have a period for several months, especially if you are breastfeeding. The first period that occurs is usually longer and heavier […]

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