Is Nipple Discharge in Pregnancy a Normal Situation?

Discovering you’re pregnant may indeed be a joyful time; however some of the changes your body will experience over the next nine months may be less so.  From the acne to the weight gain you’ll likely experience a revolving door of physical changes.  One such change may be a nipple…

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Can You Take a Pregnancy Test While Bleeding?

Well, can you take a pregnancy test while bleeding ? Yes. Home pregnancy tests measure the level of hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, in your urine.  This hormone, only produced during a pregnancy, is also present in the blood.  As long as you use the pregnancy test according to the…

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How You Can Make Your Own Pregnancy Test at Home
How You Can Make Your Own Pregnancy Test at Home

Before the widespread use of home pregnancy tests, women often created their own pregnancy tests.  And you too, can make your own pregnancy test at home, with several simple ingredients readily available in your home or just down the road at your local grocery store.  Before delving into homemade pregnancy…

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Polyhydramnios Causes Too Much of a Good Thing
Polyhydramnios in Pregnancy

This prenatal condition develops when there is too much amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac. And here’s the good news: polydyramnios develops in about 1% of expecting mothers. That means that …

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Oligohydramnios Treatment Not Enough of a Good Thing
Oligohydramnios in Pregnancy- Causes, Risk and Treatment

Ready to learn a new prenatal vocabulary word? Oligohydramnios in pregnancy is a very long term referring to a dealing with a deficit of amniotic fluid.  This is a condition that can lead to several serious conditions including facial distortion and growth restriction.  Your body begins forming the amniotic sac…

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Prenatal Testing 101 streptococcus group b Screening
Prenatal Testing 101: Streptococcus Group B Screening

Streptococcus Group B  is one of the last tests your OB or midwife will order during your pregnancy.  As part of routine prenatal testing, this test is performed in the third trimester.  GBS, or Group B Streptococcus, refers to a type of bacteria.  Approximately 25% of women are carriers of…

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Prenatal Tests 101 Routine Urine Tests
Prenatal Tests 101: Routine Urine Tests in Pregnancy

So throughout your pregnancy, your doctor or midwife will likely hand you a little white cup and ask you to pee in it.  Urine tests in pregnancy can reveal an astonishing amount of information in a very short time period.  First, a well-hydrated individual typically has very light-colored urine while…

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