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What is Oligohydramnios

Oligohydramnios is a condition that occurs when there is a lower-than-normal amount of amniotic fluid surrounding a developing fetus in the uterus. This can have serious implications for both the mother and the baby, and expectant parents need to be aware of the risks and symptoms associated with the condition. If you’re pregnant or planning […]

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Advice Preparing for Labor & Delivery

Bringing a new life into the world is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. As an expectant parent, you’re likely feeling a mix of joy, excitement, and perhaps a bit of nervousness about the upcoming labor and delivery. Preparing for this momentous occasion is key to ensuring a smooth and comfortable […]

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Can Cord Blood Be Used For Grandparents?

Expecting parents are amid one of the most exciting times of their lives but also one of the most overwhelming. There’s so much to plan for and so many decisions to make. Not too long ago, many families were unaware of cord blood banking, but thanks to celebrities singing its praises, more parents are considering […]

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Cute Ladybug Baby Shower Ideas

Ladybug Shower Invitations A quick search on Etsy delivers plenty of ideas for adorable invitations to send to your loved ones for the big event! If you’re more hands-on and love creating things yourself, Canva has hundreds of invitation templates and design components that allow you to let your creativity shine. Ladybug Baby Shower Decorations […]

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Is Cord Blood Worth It?

Cord blood banking is becoming more and more popular among families who are expecting babies in the near future. Though the process has been around for decades, people are waking up to its benefits and advantages. However, a question that almost every family considering whether or not to bank their baby’s stem cells is whether […]

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What Is Delayed Cord Clamping?

As a mom-to-be, you want to do everything you can to ensure your baby’s health and safety. In your quest to fulfill your mission, you’ve likely heard about delayed cord clamping but might wonder what it is and what are the benefits and risks. Today we’re shedding light on what is delayed cord clamping. Ultimately, […]

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