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Dr. Morice: 7 Ways Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

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Your Breasts Increase By 2-4 Cup Sizes: Breast size increases by 1 to 2 cup sizes during pregnancy. Some women’s cup size will increase even more. Soon after delivery, milk begins to fill the breasts and can increase breast size by another 1 to 2 cup sizes. Your lung capacity also increases during pregnancy to help you get more oxygen for you and your baby. This can increase torso size, requiring a larger bra band size. It is estimated that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size during pregnancy. So ladies, go get a bra fitting and make yourself as comfortable as possible during this period!

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Dr. Morice: Fetal Macrosomia

Dr. Mori98818514ce delivers many babies as a skilled OB-GYN and tubal reversal surgeon in Morgan City, LA. Dr. Morice and the Atchafalaya clinic offer the lowest cost tubal reversal surgery in the nation. Today we will discuss fetal macrosomia.

What is fetal macrosomia?

Fetal macrosomia refers to babies who weigh more than 8 lbs. 13 ounces at birth. These babies are considered much larger than average.  Approximately 9% of babies are born above 8 lbs. 13 ounces. The average fetal birth weight is 7.25 lbs. Fetal macrosomia is not diagnosed until delivery, though it may be expected in women who are gaining weight quicker than expected.

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Placenta Accreta

Dr. Morice offers low-cost tubal reversal surgery in Morgan City, LA. In addition to tubal reversals, Dr. Morice provides excellent OB-GYN care. Today we will discuss placenta accreta – a rare but serious pregnancy complication that is on the rise in the US.

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What is placenta accreta?

Placenta accreta is a serious condition in which the placenta attaches deeply into the uterine wall. Placenta typically only attaches to the surface of the uterine wall, allowing it to detach easily after childbirth. In cases of placenta accreta, however, the placenta remains partially or fully attached after childbirth, and its removal can lead to hemorrhage and in some cases, death.

There are three levels of placenta accreta, determined by how far the placenta has grown into the uterus.

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