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Pregnancy

Preconception

The Menstrual Cycle
Female Anatomy
Signs of Pregnancy
Due Date Calculator
Nutrition
Pregnancy After 30

Pregnancy

Finding Out You're Pregnant
Prenatal Care
First Trimester
Second Trimester
Third Trimester
Common Discomforts
Tests
Hormones
Weight Gain
Nutrition
Exercise
Working
Sex and Intimacy
Sleeping
Risks and Complications
Alcohol
Smoking
Illegal Drugs
Medications
Medical Conditions

Postpartum

Caring for the Mother
Baby Blues and Depression
The New Mother

Interactive Illustrations

Fetus in Utero
Fetal Development
Stages of Labor

Pregnancy A to Z

Alcohol
Alpha-fetoprotein
Anemia
Breastfeeding
Complications of Pregnancy
Contractions
Delivery
Diabetes
Discomforts
Exercise
First Trimester
Genetic Screening
Group B Streptococcus
High Blood Pressure
Hormones in Pregnancy
Illegal Drugs
Induction of Labor
Infections in Pregnancy
Labor
Medications
Newborn Care
Nutrition Before Pregnancy
Nutrition During Pregnancy
Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Postpartum
Prenatal Care
Risks
Second Trimester
Sex and Intimacy
Signs of Pregnancy
Sleeping
Smoking
Statistics about Birth
Tests
Third Trimester
Warning Signs
Weight Gain

Labor & Delivery

All About Labor
Positions of the Baby
Pain Management
Labor Complications
Delivery of Your Baby
Baby Care at Delivery

Pregnancy Test & Procedures

Alpha-fetoprotein
Amniocentesis
Anemia
Biophysical Profile
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Doppler Flow Studies
Fetal Blood Sampling
Fetal Monitoring
Fetal Movement Counting
Genetic Screening
Types of Genetic Diseases
Group B Strep Culture
Glucose Tolerance Test
Nonstress Testing
Ultrasound

Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy

How do I plan for a healthy pregnancy?
Working During Pregnancy
How will I be cared for during my pregnancy?
What happens during the first trimester?
What happens during the second trimester?
What happens during the third trimester?
How will I know I am in labor?
How will my newborn be cared for in the delivery room?

High-Risk Pregnancy

Pregnancy Tests and Procedures

Alpha-fetoprotein
Amniocentesis
Anemia
Biophysical Profile
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Doppler Flow Studies
Fetal Blood Sampling
Fetal Monitoring
Fetal Movement Counting
Genetic Diseases, Types
Genetic Screening
Group B Strep Culture
Glucose Tolerance Test
Nonstress Testing
Ultrasound

High-Risk Pregnancy A to Z

Acute Fatty Liver
AIDS/HIV
Alcohol
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
Amniotic Fluid
Anemia
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Asthma
Autoimmune Diseases
Birth Defects
Bleeding
Cholestasis of Pregnancy
Chorioamnionitis
Diabetes
Ectopic Pregnancy
Epilepsy
Fetal Growth Restriction
Gallbladder Problems in Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
Gestational Hypertension
Graves Disease
Group B Streptococcus
Heart Disease
HELLP Syndrome
Hemorrhage
Hepatitis B
Herpes
High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy
HIV
Hydramnios
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Hypertension (Chronic)
Hypertension of Pregnancy
Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism
Illegal Drugs
Infections
Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Kidney Infections
Listeriosis
Liver Problems
Medications
Migraine Headache
Miscarriage
Morning Sickness
Multiple Sclerosis
Myasthenia Gravis
Neurologic Conditions
Older Mothers
Oligohydramnios
Placenta Previa
Placental Abruption
Polyhydramnios
Post-Term Pregnancy
Preeclampsia
Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension
Pregnancy Loss
Premature Rupture of Membranes
Preterm Labor
Rh Disease
Respiratory Changes
Risk Factors
Seizures
Sickle Cell Disease
Smoking
Stillbirth
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Thyroid Conditions
Thyroiditis
Toxemia
Toxoplasmosis
Urinary Tract Infections

Multiple Pregnancy

Overview of Multiple Pregnancy
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Multiple Pregnancy
Complications of Multiple Pregnancy
Care and Management of Multiple Pregnancy
Newborn Multiples

Genetics and Pregnancy

Planning a Pregnancy
Pregnancy Over Age 30
All About Genetics
Genetic Counseling
Types of Genetic Diseases
Birth Defects
Down Syndrome
Trisomy 18 and 13
Turner Syndrome

Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy Loss
Miscarriage
Ectopic Pregnancy
Stillbirth

Interactive Illustrations

Fetus in Utero
Fetal Development
Stages of Labor

Frequently Asked Questions About High-Risk Pregnancy

What is toxemia of pregnancy?
What is gestational diabetes?
What are the signs of preterm labor?
What happens in a miscarriage?
If you're over age 30 and pregnant....

Newborn Babies

Newborn Care in the Hospital

In the Delivery Room
After a Vaginal Delivery
After a Cesarean Delivery
If Your Baby Has Problems
Physical Examination
Gestational Age
Newborn Measurements
Eye Prophylaxis
Vitamin K Injection
Newborn Screening Tests
Hearing Screening Tests
Newborn Immunizations
Your Baby's First Check-Up

Newborn Care at Home

Appearance
Bathing and Skin Care
Circumcision
Crying
Diapers/Diaper Rash
Getting to Know Your Baby
Growth and Development
Growth and Dev. 1 to 3 Months
Reflexes
Senses
Sleep Patterns
Taking Your Baby's Temperature
Umbilical Cord Care
Warning Signs

Newborn A to Z

Appearance
Bathing
Behavior Changes
Behavior Patterns & Activities
Birth Defects
Birth Injury
Bonding
Breathing Problems
Cesarean Delivery Care
Circumcision
Colic
Cord Care
Crying
Delivery Room
Diapers/Diaper Rash
Diarrhea
Digestion Problems
Dubowitz Exam
Eye Prophylaxis
Fever
Gestational Age
Health Examination
Hearing Screening
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hypoglycemia
Immunizations for Children
Immunizations for Newborns
Jaundice
Measuring a Baby's Temperature
Physical Examination
Problems after Birth
Reflexes
Screening Tests
Senses
Skin Care
Skin Color
Sleep Patterns
Tests and Procedures
Thrush
Transient Tachypnea
Umbilical Cord Care
Vaginal Delivery Care
Vitamin K Injection
Vomiting
Warning Signs
Weight and Measurements

Feeding Your Baby

Benefits of Breast Milk
Bottle-Feeding
Bottles and Breastfeeding
Breast Milk Collection and Storage
Breastfeeding Difficulties (Baby)
Breastfeeding Difficulties (Mother)
Breastfeeding Guide
Childcare and Breastfeeding
Delayed Milk Production
Effective Breastfeeding
Effective Sucking
Feeding Guide for Older Infants
Flat Nipples
Freezing Breast Milk
How Milk is Made
How to Breastfeed
Infections
Inverted Nipples
Latch-On Problems
Low Milk Production
Mastitis
Maternity Leave
Mismanaged Breastfeeding
Nutrition and Breastfeeding
Over-Active Let-Down
Plugged Milk Ducts
Pump Care
Pumping Equipment
Pumping Guide
Pumping Procedure
Sore Nipples
Storing Breast Milk
Sucking Problems
Thawing Frozen Breast Milk
Weight Gain Problems
Work and Breastfeeding Guide
Work, Before You Go Back
Working and Breastfeeding
Workplace and Breastfeeding

Getting Ready for Your Baby

Choosing a Pediatrician
Getting Ready at Home
Preparing the Family
Shopping List

Newborn Problems

Behavior Changes
Birth Defects
Birth Injury
Breathing Problems
Colic
Digestion Problems
Fever
Hypoglycemia
Jaundice
Skin Color
Thrush
Transient Tachypnea
Warning Signs

Frequently Asked Questions about Newborns

How much does a newborn sleep?
What equipment and furniture should I buy?
How do I provide care after a circumcision?
What are the recommended childhood immunization guidelines?
How do I care for diaper rash?

High-Risk Newborns

Birth Defects

Anorectal Malformation
Birth Defects Overview
Chromosome Abnormalities
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
Clubfoot
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Down Syndrome
Hernia
Hip Dysplasia
Hydrocephalous
Hypospadias
Omphalocele
Physical Abnormalities
Pyloric Stenosis
Spina Bifida
Trisomy 13
Trisomy 18
Trisomy 21
Turner Syndrome

Breastfeeding Your High-Risk Newborn

Benefits of Breast Milk
Adding to Mother's Milk
How to Pump
Collecting and Storing Breast Milk
When You Don't Have Enough Milk
Helping Your Baby Learn to Breastfeed

High-Risk Newborn Topics A to Z

Air Leak
Anorectal Malformations
Apnea
Birth Defects
Birth Injury
Blood Disorders
Blood Types
Brain Disorders
Breathing Disorders
Breastfeeding
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Calcium Problems
Chromosome Abnormalities
Chronic Lung Disease
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
Clubfoot
Colic
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Diabetic Mother
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Diarrhea
Digestion Disorders
Down Syndrome
Drug Use
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
Fetal Circulation
Fever
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Glucose Problems
Group B Streptococcus
Hearing Loss
Heart Disease
Heart Disorders
Hemolytic Disease
Hemorrhagic Disease
Hernia
Hip Dysplasia (DDH)
HIV
Hyaline Membrane Disease
Hydrocephalus
Hydrops Fetalis
Hyperbilirubinemia
Hypocalcemia
Hypoglycemia
Hypospadias
Infection
Inguinal Hernia
Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Jaundice
Large Babies
Low Birthweight
Meconium Aspiration
Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Nervous System Disorders
Omphalocele
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Periventricular Leukomalacia
Physical Defects
Physical Examination
Platelet Problems
Pneumothorax
Polycythemia
Postmaturity
Prematurity
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pyloric Stenosis
Reflux
Respiratory Anatomy
Respiratory Distress
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Rh Factor
Sepsis
Skin Color
Small Babies
Spina Bifida
Substance Exposure
SIDS
Thrombocytopenia
Thrush
Transient Tachypnea
Trisomy 13
Trisomy 18
Trisomy 21
Turner Syndrome
Umbilical Hernia
Very Low Birthweight
Vitamin K Deficiency
Vomiting

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The NICU
Special Care for Special Babies
Physical Examination
Temperature Regulation
Nutrition and Fluids
Testing and Lab Procedures
Intravenous (IV) Line and Tubes
Monitors and Procedures
Parenting in the NICU
Taking Your Baby Home

Frequently Asked Questions About High-Risk Newborns

When is a baby considered premature?
What type of special care (Kangaroo care, Developmental care, Co-bedding) may be given to my newborn in NICU?
What warning signs may indicate a problem with my newborn?
What is a birth defect?
What is the significance of the Apgar score?
What is respiratory distress syndrome?

Feeding Your Newborn

Feeding Topics A to Z

Bottle-Feeding
Bottles and Breastfeeding
Breast Milk Benefits
Breast Milk Collection and Storage
Breastfeeding Difficulties for Baby
Breastfeeding Difficulties for Mother
Breastfeeding Guide
Childcare and Breastfeeding
Delayed Milk Production
Effective Breastfeeding
Effective Sucking
Feeding Guide for Older Infants
Flat Nipples
Freezing Breast Milk
How Breast Milk is Made
Infections
Inverted Nipples
Latch-On Problems
Low Milk Production
Mastitis
Maternity Leave
Mismanaged Breastfeeding
Mother's Nutrition
Over-Active Let-Down
Plugged Milk Ducts
Pump Care
Pumping Equipment
Pumping Guide
Pumping Procedure
Sore Nipples
Storing Breast Milk
Sucking Problems
Thawing Frozen Breast Milk
Weight Gain Problems
Work and Breastfeeding Guide
Work, Before You Go Back
Working and Breastfeeding
Workplace and Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Your Premature Baby

Benefits of Breast Milk
Adding to Mother's Milk
How to Pump
Collecting and Storing Breast Milk
When You Don't Have Enough Milk
Helping Your Baby Learn to Breastfeed

Mother

Sore Nipples
Delayed Milk Production
Not Enough Milk
Flat Nipples
Plugged Milk Ducts
Mastitis

Baby

Ineffective Sucking
Slow Weight Gain
Breastfeeding Problems
Too Much Milk

Working & Breastfeeding

Maternity Leave
Your Workplace
Childcare
Introducing a Bottle
Expressing Your Milk
Helpful Equipment
Before You Go Back to Work
At Work

Collecting & Storing Your Breast Milk

Using a Breast Pump
Storing Your Milk
Thawing Frozen Breast Milk
Care of Your Pump Equipment

Bottle-Feeding

Bottle-Feeding Your Baby
Bottles and Breastfeeding
Infant Feeding Guide

Breastfeeding Basics

Benefits of Breast Milk
Getting Started
How Milk is Made
Effective Breastfeeding
Effective Sucking
Mother's Nutrition

Frequently Asked Questions About Feeding

How do I get started breastfeeding?
How do I prevent sore nipples?
Can I breastfeed after I go back to work?
How do I store extra breast milk?
What types of formula are available?

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