Pregnancy Education

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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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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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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Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Information and statistics on postpartum depression are taken from UpToDate, an evidence based medical database for health professionals. The following article was written by a medial student who volunteers their time at Advice & Aid. What, exactly, is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression, according to the World Health Organization, is defined as depression occurring up to …

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