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Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is a serious illness that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It also can happen after miscarriage and...

Pregnancy

Early signs of pregnancy: Your first sign of pregnancy may be a missed menstrual period. Other early signs of pregnancy, caused by hormonal...

Gestational diabetes

If your blood sugar level first becomes too high when you are pregnant, you have gestational diabetes. It usually goes away after the baby is...

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a characteristic pattern of mental and physical birth defects that results from maternal use of alcohol during...

Low birth weight

Babies born weighing less than 5 1/2 pounds are considered low birthweight, and are at increased risk for serious health problems as newborns,...

Low amniotic fluid

Amniotic fluid has cells that have been shed by your developing fetus. The cells are checked for the number and size of chromosomes (karyotype) to...

Normal newborn

Babies are called newborns during their first month of life. Although your newborn sleeps a lot, powerful changes are occurring in the five major...

Newborn feeding problems

You may be unsure about how to begin breast-feeding. A lactation consultant is available at many hospitals and birthing centers. These consultants...

Preeclampsia

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard your blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. If the force is too hard, you have high blood...

Shaken baby syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse. It refers to brain injury that happens to the child. It occurs when someone shakes a baby or...

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Sometimes a baby who seems healthy dies during sleep. This is called sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. SIDS is also known as crib death. In...