Premature Birth

Premature Birth

A premature birth is one that happens before the 37th week of pregnancy. Any birth after this point is considered a full-term pregnancy. Premature babies often have medical issues that require them to stay in the hospital longer than babies carried to term, and the...
Pregnancy After 35

Pregnancy After 35

Turning 35 does not mean you are automatically at increased risk for pregnancy complications than you were at 34. 35 is just a benchmark age where women on average are at higher risk for having trouble getting pregnant or for complications in pregnancy. Keep in mind...
Why do My Gums Bleed?

Why do My Gums Bleed?

You may find your gums bleed more easily while you are pregnant. This is caused by the increased blood supply to the oral tissues during pregnancy. You should brush at least twice daily using a soft toothbrush and floss daily. It is recommended to continue routine...
Am I in Labor?

Am I in Labor?

How exciting! The day you have been preparing for is finally approaching. Soon your baby will be born. You are probably feeling a mixture of excitement and apprehension. You may also be tired and irritable as the baby gets larger. Your due date is based on the first...