Pregnancy Education

What's the First Step After a Positive Pregnancy Test

What’s the First Step After a Positive Pregnancy Test?

It’s a positive pregnancy test, now what? That positive pregnancy test is just the beginning – there is more information you need to have before deciding what you want to do in regards to your pregnancy. A limited sonogram will determine if the gestational sac (or pregnancy) is inside the uterus, how far along your …

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`Just a Little Pregnant - Reading Home Pregnancy Tests

Just a “Little” Pregnant – When You Can’t Read the Home Pregnancy Test

I just KNEW I was pregnant. This wasn’t my first rodeo, as they say, and all the signs were there. I was exhausted all.the.time! My breasts were tender, and the real clincher, my period was late. So why did my home pregnancy test come up negative? I thought maybe it was a bad test, so …

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Pregnancy & Spotting: What You Need to Know

Pregnancy & Spotting: What You Need to Know

Spotting is a common concern for pregnant women. If you fall into this category, you are not alone… 20-25% of women report spotting during their first trimester. Before you worry, here are some things to consider. Spotting vs bleeding?It is important to understand the difference between spotting and bleeding. Spotting is a slight amount of blood that …

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Can I Count On The Accuracy Of A Home Pregnancy Test?

The following article was researched and written by Suzy (MSN, RN), a nurse at Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers. We believe it is important that when women or men have questions regarding a possible pregnancy, that they get accurate, helpful information from the medical community. Here, Suzy helps clear up some of the questions and …

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What Are The Signs of Early Pregnancy?

Experiencing some early pregnancy signs? Thinking you may be pregnant?  Earliest Sign There are signs and symptoms of early pregnancy that many women experience, some even experiencing them just days after the first missed period. Some signs, such as implantation bleeding (6-12 days after conception) happen even before a woman misses her period. Cramping may …

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A Maternity Nurse’s Perspective on Breastfeeding Success

There is nothing more beautiful, exciting and exhausting as a newborn! But with this exceptional miracle of new life can sometimes come frustration – especially when it comes to breast feeding. First, know that you are not alone! Many women need a little additional help to get this ball rolling. So we asked a Maternity …

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