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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation and immense physiologic change for a woman. A woman’s body goes through significant anatomic and hormonal changes during pregnancy in order to support the development of her growing baby. The estimated date of delivery or “due date” is generally 40 weeks after the first day of the last [...]

September 23, 2011 More

Episiotomy

Episiotomy is a procedure designed to enlarge the vaginal opening at the time of delivery of the fetal head. It is performed when the baby’s head is crowning (visible 3-4 cm). Options for pain relief during the procedure include local injection of an anesthetic such as lidocaine, epidural anesthesia, intravenous narcotics, or local nerve block. [...]

September 6, 2011 More