Tag: cesarean

When your baby is overdue

When your baby is overdue

The average healthy pregnancy is around 40 weeks. Some babies come earlier and others run later. A pregnancy that lasts longer than 42 weeks is called ...

Study shows we can reduce unnecessary early deliveries

A study published today in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hospital-based quality improvement programs across many states can be remarkably eff ...

What is the breech position?

Dr. Siobhan Dolan discusses the breech position in the new March of Dimes book, healthy mom, healthy baby. “Babies typically move into a head-down ...
Preeclampsia is not a thing of the past

Preeclampsia is not a thing of the past

Did you watch Downton Abbey? What a shocker! But did you know that losing a mother and/or baby to eclampsia resulting from preeclampsia still happens ...

Fetal scalp pH testing

Fetal scalp blood sampling is a quick test your health care provider can use to check if your baby is getting enough oxygen during labor. Sometimes ...

Lose the weight before pregnancy

Advertisements abound these days for weight loss programs and quick fix diets. Did you eat all your favorite traditional treats over the holidays and ...

Helping moms and babies across the country

Working with our partners, the March of Dimes strives to develop and implement local programs that will ultimately improve the health of babies. Throu ...
Pregnant with multiples

Pregnant with multiples

Being pregnant with one baby has its ups and downs, but twins, triplets and up can be a big challenge. Today, more than 3 percent of babies in this ...

Breech birth

Most babies prepare to enter this world head first. A small percentage of babies, however, don’t make that final turn and end up offering themselves f ...