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September 05, 2019 | Aleisha Christensen, paitient's mom
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Meet Kai Christensen, a 4-year-old fighter who overcame bleak chances of survival long before he was born. Kai means unbreakable and this little boy, although only 4 years old, is already living up to his name.  

Kai's parents, Aleisha and Rory Christensen, had a strong feeling they were having a boy, but during their anatomy scan ultrasound, the tech announced they were having a girl. Another look at the ultrasound from a different angle changed the whole story, it was indeed a boy, but there was something else too. 

"The ultrasound technician asked if we could stay in the room while the...

August 29, 2019 | Nancy M. Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC
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If you are pregnant and have breast implants, you are probably wondering if you will be able to breastfeed safely. You are not alone. In fact, many new moms with breast implants often ask if they can safely and successfully breastfeed.

In short, the answer is most certainly yes. With careful planning, preparation and education, you can successfully breastfeed your baby. Below are answers to seven common questions moms ask.

Should I even bother breastfeeding?

You have probably heard breast milk referred to as liquid gold, that’s because...

August 26, 2019 | Jennifer E. Dietrich, MSc, MD, FACOG
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August 21, 2019 | Christina Annette Treece, MD

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Motherhood is an amazing experience, but it can also be difficult. In fact, becoming a new mom is one of the most significant life changes you will experience. The combination of hormones, psychological changes and physical demands can cause a myriad of emotions that may make you feel overwhelmed, inadequate and anxious. Along with these emotions, moms often worry about accidentally harming their baby. This is a very normal part of adjusting to your new role as a parent. However, if harmful scenarios start to ruminate in your mind and consume your thoughts, it is important to...

August 15, 2019 | Brennan C. Lang, MD
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Placentophagy, or the ingestion of the placenta after giving birth, has gained interest in recent years, especially in the United States. Various methods of consumption exist, including raw, cooked, steamed and dehydrated. The placenta can even be dried and encapsulated, then taken as a supplement over the postpartum period. There is growing research on placentophagy, but to date, there is no strong evidence to support it. In fact, it is not without risk.

Let’s discuss seven common myths.

Myth #1: It gives new moms more energy.

Some new...

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