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Despite being one of the most common types of birth complications in America, preeclampsia is also one of the most difficult complications to understand. Preeclampsia occurs in about 3% to 5% of all pregnancies, but there isn’t one widely-agreed upon understanding among medical professionals about what, exactly, causes it or why it occurs in some

It’s no secret that dogs are one of the most popular types of pets. According to a 2015-2016 survey by the American Pet Products Association, about 54.4 million households in the United States own at least one dog. Most people who own dogs consider them to be a part of the family, so they don’t

When we think of weather conditions that are dangerous to drive in, the first things most people think of are the ones that make roadways slippery, like snow, ice, and rain. But since fog reduces visibility, it absolutely should be included in any list of dangerous weather conditions to drive in. Fog is responsible for

Even in a healthy, low-risk pregnancy, there are still lots of complications that can possibly happen during delivery without any warning. Shoulder dystocia is one of those things. Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s shoulders become stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone. When this happens, doctors need to take extra steps to finish delivering the

Patients being admitted to a hospital often have a lot of things on their mind. They might be anxious about having a surgery or other procedure performed, or they might be wondering about how long it’s going to take for them to recover. But one thing they often don’t think about is whether or not

Fall is a fun time of year for a lot of reasons, like Halloween, fall color, trips to the cider mill, and the return of football season, just to name a few. But it can also make driving a bit more difficult. Before you hit the road during this time of year, whether you’re taking

Between having the chance to get dressed up and being able to get free candy, Halloween can easily be one of the most exciting days of the year for a kid. But when you’re a kid, you get so wrapped up in all the fun of the day that you don’t stop to think that

Once a mother goes into labor, it’s very important that her birthing team helps make sure her labor keeps progressing as it should. Even with a healthy, low-risk pregnancy, the process of giving birth can be extremely difficult and traumatic for both the mother and the child and if labor becomes complicated or prolonged, the

We all need to work to earn a living, but earning a living shouldn’t have to mean jeopardizing your personal health and safety. Unfortunately, far too many people every year are injured on the job and not only do the victims have an injury to deal with, they also face losing income by taking time

During labor and delivery, it’s crucial that doctors pay close attention to the vital signs of both the mother and child. Heart rate in particular can be a very strong indicator of how well a baby is handling the delivery process. During labor and delivery, it’s perfectly normal for the baby’s heart rate to fluctuate.

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