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Know the Signs of Preeclampsia and the Treatment Options

Know the Signs of Preeclampsia and the Treatment Options

Preeclampsia can affect mom and baby in many ways. May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. We wanted to take this opportunity to educate and spread awareness about this condition that affects around eight percent of pregnancies. If not treated quickly, preeclampsia can cause severe complications for the mother, including renal failure, liver failure and cardiovascular problems. […]

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The Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Menstruation

The Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Menstruation

Can you get your period while breastfeeding? Let’s discuss this and many other common questions. A common question we hear from expecting and new mothers is how breastfeeding affects menstruation and fertility. While there’s no precise answer to when your period will return after having a baby, breastfeeding does have an impact. Missing a period […]

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Understanding the Mucus Sweep

Understanding the Mucus Sweep

The mucus sweep, or membrane sweep, is a common and safe method for helping induce labor in pregnant women who are ready to deliver. If you’re pregnant and approaching 39 weeks, you are nearing the milestone known as full-term. You are, no doubt, looking forward to seeing your baby for the first time. And let’s […]

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Sleep Tips For Pregnancy

Sleep Tips For Pregnancy

Pregnant and exhausted? Heed our tips for sleeping comfortably and safely during pregnancy. A woman makes so many adjustments and changes during pregnancy, from diet to physical activity, that sleeping positions can become an issue as the baby grows.  We take a look at the science and health of sleeping comfortably during pregnancy, as well […]

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Answering Questions About Birth Defects

Answering Questions About Birth Defects

Much about birth defects is unknown, but there are steps women can take to lessen the chances. January is National Birth Defect Prevention month, and we want to take this time to discuss what is known about birth defects, as well as steps a prospective mom can take toward prevention.  A birth defect is a […]

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Postpartum Depression in a COVID-19 World

Postpartum Depression in a COVID-19 World

Resources for postpartum depression might seem scarce during COVID-19, but it’s critical to get help during these uncertain times. You’ve likely heard many cautionary tales of postpartum depression from friends and family who have experienced it. Navigating such difficult emotional stress, while basking in the joy of your new child, all combined with the reality […]

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Get Your Flu Shot During COVID-19

Get Your Flu Shot During COVID-19

Top reasons the influenza vaccine is more important than ever this flu season. Amid the many adjustments we’ve all made in the face of COVID-19, it’s vital to remember that flu season is around the corner. This year, it’s more important than ever that Americans get their flu vaccinations. While many healthy adults sometimes forgo […]

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The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins

All Prenatal Vitamins Are Not Created Equal “Train. Say your prayers. Eat your vitamins.” – Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan We don’t have to be professional athletes to need vitamins. In fact, because of our often-lacking standard American diets, everybody can benefit from taking vitamins regularly. Why? Because we probably don’t get all the nutrients we […]