Kim Kardashian's doctors say that a third pregnancy would be unsafe for the reality TV star, in part because she could be at risk for a serious pregnancy complication called a retained placenta. In last night's (Nov. 13) episode of the show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kardashian visited two doctors who both advised her not to get pregnant again, given the particular complications she experienced in her other pregnancies, according to People Magazine . "You never know if you might have the same type of problem that could be more serious this time," Dr. Paul Crane, Kardashian's OB-GYN, said during the show. "You’re always taking a little bit of a chance. There are situations where retained placenta could be life or death." In her first pregnancy, Kardashian had preeclampsia , which involves high blood pressure, as well as placenta accreta, which is a type of retained placenta. A retained placenta means that the placenta — which is the organ that nourishes … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy Risk: What Is a Retained Placenta?
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When power couple and co-founders of Singapore’s Step Studio, Stephanie Loh Kai Wei and Deo Amarawi Hogiono, introduced their beautiful daughter, Sasha Hallie Hogiono to the world, little did they know their life was going to change completely. Parenthood was an incredible experience for this young couple, but it also brought about some unprecedented challenges. At just 17-months-old, Sasha was diagnosed with epilepsy after suffering seizures, turning the lives of the entrepreneur couple upside down. But Stephanie and Deo remain resilient as they fight for their daughter’s health. Recently, Stephanie decided to share her story on Instagram and received heartwarming support from all parts of the world. "Fifteen months in, Sasha suffered her first cluster of six seizures. I carried on with CNY (Chinese New Year) celebrations as if I really believed it would bring good fengshui... Deep down I knew I was just afraid I would lose the life I expected to have when I had a baby. "A … [Read more...] about Raising my 17-month-old daughter with epilepsy: Singapore mum shares her story
Emily, a 32-year-old who lives in New England, had already been pushing for two hours when the OB-GYN came in and realized the baby was “sunny-side up” — in the occiput posterior position, meaning the baby’s body was facing Emily’s abdomen. It’s a more difficult birthing position because the baby’s head circumference measures larger from the back than the front. “Without giving me any warning, the doctor reached in and began turning my baby over in my body,” Emily, who declined to give her last name to protect her privacy, recalled in an email last week. “This was by far the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.” Emily said she looked over at her husband, who had tears running down his face as he watched. “I remember asking him a few days later if the doctor ever said anything to him or anyone in the room about making the decision to flip the baby,” she said. “He said no.” Emily finally gave birth to a healthy baby girl about 36 hours after her water broke. Two … [Read more...] about Moms Are Speaking Up About The Trauma Of Childbirth