What are the membranes?
The membranes are just another name for the amniotic sac or bag of waters. It is notably named this because it is filled with amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby and keeps him or her safe and comforted throughout the nine months of pregnancy. Read More
It is alarming to most any parent when their child is sent home from school or daycare with a note letting them know another kid their little one may have been playing with has come down with a case of lice. Or perhaps your child has been itching and scratching just a tad too much for comfort. So you peer down at their scalp, brush aside their hair, and there you have it — lice. The little buggers might jump right off of your child and onto you. They are quicker than is fair and a true pain to get rid of, but it’s hardly impossible. Read More
Babies are born in many shapes and sizes. There is no golden standard of what they should look like at birth. Some will be chunky and so large that family members are in awe of the mother who vaginally birthed them; others will be smaller and swimming in their newborn clothes before heading home from the hospital. Many are born with pale skin that gains a deeper hue over time. Others stay light-skinned. A lot of babies are born with blue eyes and many babies’ eyes will change color in the weeks and months after birth. Another thing that can change drastically is a baby’s hair. Read More
Pregnancy brings with it many joys, but it can also bring forth some pretty troubling and scary realities. For women who suffer from complications that have either arisen in a current pregnancy or plague them from past ones, it can be trying to move forward carrying a baby knowing there are impending risks at hand. Uterine windows are one of those risks. Read More
What is Tubal Ligation?
Tubal ligation is a popular form of female sterilization that severs the fallopian tubes so that eggs can no longer pass through them to get ready for an attempt at fertilization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports sterilization is the second most common form of birth control among women who use such in America. When the tubes are cut, the pieces are then often burned on the ends to help make the procedure more permanent. The burning just adds to the protection that the pieces couldn’t fuse together again should they come untied — which can happen. Read More
Essure is a sterilization procedure for women who don’t wish to have any (more) children. The procedure involves inserting spring-like coils into each fallopian tube. This can be done hysteroscopically or laparoscopically. The recovery period is roughly the same for both, and the result is the same: sterilization. This occurs naturally as the fallopian tubes attack the coils and cause scar tissue to form around the foreign objects. This tissue is what ends up blocking the pathway through each tube. It sounds effortless, and primarily it is, but for women who later change their minds there can be some difficulty turning things back around. Read More