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Single umbilical artery

Single umbilical artery

About 1 percent of singleton and about 5 percent of multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets or more) have an umbilical cord that contains only two blood ...
Women get help for breastfeeding

Women get help for breastfeeding

The expression “breast is best” is one that we have supported for years. Yesterday’s enactment of the Affordable Care Act provisions will make breastf ...
Watching the Olympics?

Watching the Olympics?

Watch this video of a future Olympian in the making! ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...
Why a birth plan is important

Why a birth plan is important

You don't have to have a birth plan. But having one is a great idea! It helps things run much more smoothly when delivery day finally arrives. A birth ...
Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Lots of women work tough and physically challenging jobs. My daughter-in-law is a fire fighter, my neighbor’s daughter works in a big warehouse store. ...
NICU Family Support in RI

NICU Family Support in RI

One in every 10 babies born in the U.S. is admitted to a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) because of premature birth or another medical condition. H ...

What causes clefts and facial birth defects?

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. A cleft lip is a birth defect in which a baby's upper lip doesn’t form complet ...
When will the tooth fairy visit?

When will the tooth fairy visit?

Baby teeth start falling out between the ages of five and seven years. Interestingly, they fall out in kind of the same order they came in: the two fr ...

Getting the Tdap vaccine

My husband and I were watching the news last night and we saw a story about pertussis (whooping cough) and how cases could reach their highest level i ...