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Pregnancy journal: 39 weeks by Coco .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 24 Sep 2012 12:00am This is going to be the last pregnancy weekly update!!!! Why? Because I’m scheduled for induction next Wednesday 9/26!!! Sooooo exciting!!!! We’re finally reaching the final day and meet our lovely little girl!!! Let me rewind a bit. I had my weekly appt last Thursday.  The doc checked me and I was 1.5 cm dilated! I wasn’t in my la ... Read on »
Plug it. by Taking Heart Registered Nurse Posted Sun 17 May 2009 11:26pm 1 Comment Okay. I don't want to sound negative. I am not a grouchy biddy of a labor and delivery nurse just yet. I, in fact, love labor and delivery. I love pushing with moms... I love watching them experience that moment where they meet their child. That beautiful moment where they fall in love... no strings attached... with a miracle. That aside. ... Read on »
A Step By Step Guide To The IVF Process: Step Seven -- Embryo Transfer by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Sun 23 Sep 2012 8:39pm Embryo Transfer Dear Readers: This is the seventh and final part in the series I have begun to help answer what In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is and how it works with my world-wide Blog audience. What you read here is what I also provide my patients with on a daily basis. I plan on going into some detail but in a way that is ... Read on »
Signs of Labor | Cervix Dilation by hipchickheather Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 9:54am 27 facts about the cervix and how it acts during labor When it is close to time to deliver your baby, the cervix starts to efface, or thin, and dilate, or open. This is to prepare for the baby to go through the birth canal. The rate at which cervical dilation and effacement happens is different for each woman ... Read on »
39 weeks by PunkRockChic Posted Mon 25 Mar 2013 8:07am 39 week belly (6am edition, haha) How far along: 39 weeks  How big is baby/milestones: Baby is about 20 inches, 7.5 lbs and is around the size of a small watermelon. Total weight gain/loss: 30 lbs total, putting me at 148 lbs.  Maternity clothes: Pretty much all of them. Although today's belly pic outfit con ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 2 Comments CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
Amanda & Wayne's HypnoBirthing story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 31 Aug 2009 10:09pm Amanda & Wayne took my HypnoBirthing classes at the end of May 2009. Here is their birth story. Both Amanda & Wayne wrote about their personal experiences. You'll see that Amanda & Wayne had doubts during their labor, but were able to use each other to get Amanda back into the relaxed state of mind & body that she needed to be in. They were reall ... Read on »
25 weeks by PunkRockChic Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 1:17pm 25 week belly    How far along: 25 weeks. It is seriously tripping me out that I have less than 15 weeks left. It seems like not that long ago I was just barely finding out I was pregnant and Spring felt like a lifetime away. Now it's right around the corner. Eek!   How big is baby/milestones: From head-to-heel, baby ... Read on »
Three Miscarriages and HSG Shows Blocked Tubes by Edward Ramirez, MD Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 12:00am Question: Dear Dr. Ramirez, I have had three miscarriages in the last couple years and have been to two fertility clinics. I have had $8,500 dollars worth of tests done and all the male testing. I was told that my tubes are blocked by one doctor and the other one says that there is no way that they can just one day unblock. ... Read on »
Introduction to the Cervix by findingeve Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:12am 2 Comments The word cervix has only recently come to refer almost exclusively to the portion of the uterus that narrows between the vagina and the body of the uterus (corpus uteri). Cervix is from the Latin for “neck” and uterus is from the Latin for “womb.” Thus, the cervix is the neck of the womb–strange imagery, non? Anyway, what exactly is it ... Read on »