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Preterm Labor: What Causes It?

Preterm Labor: What Causes It?

Pregnancies normally last until around 40 weeks (about 9 months); but for some, it unexpectedly ends at less than 37 weeks which is called preterm. Preterm (or premature) labor occurs after 20 weeks and before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Prematurity has been linked to problems such as slow growth, cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, and developmental delays as well. Below are some of the factors that can cause preterm labor and what you can do to help prevent it. If you are having one of these … Keep Reading

Ocean Life: Green Sea Turtle

Ocean Life: Green Sea Turtle

Ocean Life: Green Sea Turtle Green sea turtles (chelonian mydas) are powerful, graceful swimmers and beautiful creatures. Despite the name, a green sea turtle's shell is not always green. It can also be a blend of brown, olive, and/or black depending on their environment. Unfortunately, they are listed as an endangered species and a subpopulation of them in the Mediterranean are listed as critically endangered. Even then, they are still hunted and killed for their meat and eggs. Boat … Keep Reading

High Risk Pregnancy

High-Risk Pregnancies

Have you recently found out or been told by your doctor that your pregnancy is high-risk? It's okay, there's no need to panic! The words "high-risk" can definitely make some feel worried and stressed, but it does not necessarily mean that you will have problems with your pregnancy. In fact, the majority of women who have high-risk pregnancies actually give birth to healthy babies with no problems at all. The term "high-risk pregnancy" only means that due to preexisting health problems or due to … Keep Reading