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Have you had a Charley horse?

Have you had a Charley horse?

A Charley horse is the common name for a muscle spasm, especially in the leg. They’re fairly common in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy and they ...
When do preemies meet milestones?

When do preemies meet milestones?

Premature babies often face extra challenges in their first years of life. So, how are we supposed to know where they might fit with their development ...

What is eczema?

Eczema is a long-term skin condition that involves red, scaly, itchy patches and sometimes blisters. Eczema isn’t really one thing – it’s actually a n ...
Virginia Apgar and prematurity

Virginia Apgar and prematurity

The Apgar Score is well-known, even to those with only passing familiarity of hospital delivery rooms and birthing centers. Yet to summarize Virginia ...
Summer treats

Summer treats

This summer my kids and I have been really into popsicles.  It has been so hot that we seem to be craving something that is a little lighter than ice ...

Should my son be circumcised?

As a parent of a baby boy, one of the things you have to decide is whether or not your son gets circumcised. Circumcision is a surgical procedure t ...
Pregnancy and depression

Pregnancy and depression

Did you know that as many as 1 out of 5 women have symptoms of depression during pregnancy? For some women, those symptoms are severe. In pregnancy, w ...
How to choose a prenatal care provider

How to choose a prenatal care provider

Whether you choose an obstetrician, a family practice doctor, a certified nurse-midwife, or a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, the first step in ge ...
Peanut allergies

Peanut allergies

About 1 percent of children and adults in the United States are allergic to peanuts and peanut products, including peanut butter and any food containi ...

PUPPP or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques

You thought when you got that pregnancy acne under control that you were good to go. And the overall itchiness of your stretching skin has been manage ...