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Chemical PregnancyIf you suffered a miscarriage just after learning that you were pregnant, you had what is known as a chemical pregnancy. The term refers to a miscarriage that occurs within a few weeks of conception and is detected through the level of the pregnancy hormone hCG.

It’s important to know that a chemical pregnancy isn’t anyone’s fault and you can’t intervene to stop it.

Breastfeeding Benefits

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and it’s important to understand more about breastfeeding as you decide how to feed your baby. Not everyone can breastfeed, and no one should feel ashamed for using formula. But if you are considering it, here are some of the benefits of breastfeeding.

Pregnancy PillowYou’ve seen the ads – a pregnant woman sleeps in peace and comfort with a pillow specially designed to cushion her body. Many pregnant women swear by them and their bed partners agree that it helps everyone get a better night’s sleep.

You’ve also seen pregnancy pillows in many different shapes and sizes, but which one is right for you? That depends on your sleep style and what kind of support you need.

A full body pregnancy pillow does just that. It supports your head, neck and belly and slips between the knees to realign your hips. Full body pillows can be c-shaped, u-shaped or straight.

PlacentaYou’ve had an ultrasound and the doctor says you have an anterior placenta. What does that mean?

Pregnant woman with luggageSo, you’re planning a “babymoon” getaway or maybe a summer vacation and wondering if flying when pregnant is something that should be avoided. The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.”

 There isn’t anything inherently dangerous about changing altitude or cabin pressurization that can injure your baby or cause labor to begin, but there is a common health risk associated with flying that could be a bigger problem for a pregnant woman.

 During pregnancy your estrogen levels are higher and that increases blood clotting. Sitting for extended periods can cause dangerous blood clots called deep vein thrombosis.  Plus, the weight from the baby causes pressure that slows blood flow back to the heart and this can also make blood clots more likely. 

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax