Tuesday Thoughts ~ Pregnancy Tests

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How many pregnancy tests did you take to prove to yourself that you were indeed expecting a little one? With my first pregnancy, it was more than half a dozen. With my second pregnancy, one positive test and a horrible bought of nausea was enough for me! How about you?

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Induced Labor

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If your labor doesn’t begin on its own, many times your practitioner will use medication and various other techniques to induce contractions.

Have you ever been induced, Mom? And more importantly, what are your thoughts on induction? Share with us!

Tuesday Thoughts ~ Delayed Cord Clamping

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There has been an increasing number of studies published with regards to the timing of cord clamping, including a 16-month study which was published in 2006. It was conducted at Hospital de Gineco Obstetrica in Mexico City, where over 350 mother/baby pairs were part of the study.

This study, consistently with many others, has provided solid evidence of the benefits of delayed clamping. The main benefits being:

Increased levels of iron

Lower risk of anaemia

Fewer transfusions, and

Fewer incidences of intraventricular hemorrhage.

What are your opinions on delayed cord clamping, mom? Share with us!