The process of delayed umbilical cord clamping is the act of allowing the cord to stay open and intact for a longer period after delivery before clamping. The common practice for cord clamping is to clamp it within 15 seconds of delivery. When delayed, the cord is often clamped at after a longer period, ranging
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The following blog is a summary of the Activity Restriction in Pregnancy patient handout brought to you by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine with the help of Christina Davidson, MD, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During pregnancy, there are times where activity will be physically limited due to the progression of
In preparation for pregnancy, it is important to know about the potential risks and conditions that can occur with pregnancy, how to spot them, and when to seek treatment. Fibroids are the most common benign gynecological tumors and can be found in 1%-10% of women during pregnancy according to the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine.
For pregnant women, a preeclampsia diagnosis means a lot of testing, both during and after pregnancy. It may be a very confusing to a woman, wondering why exactly doctors need to run so many tests and what do they mean? Here’s your guide to understanding the testing. Testing During Pregnancy Once diagnosed with preeclampsia, doctors