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When Should You Begin Getting Pap Exams?

When Should You Begin Getting Pap Exams?

Pap tests are important tests for most women in an effort to detect cervical cancer or other cervical issues. A pap smear, also called a pap exam or pap test, is a screening to test for cervical cancer or other abnormalities in the cervix. Early detection of cervical cancer with a pap smear gives you […]

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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

During this universal week of celebration, let’s discuss the benefits of breastfeeding. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year between August 1 and 7 in more than 120 countries to improve the health of mothers and babies around the world. In August of 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF created the Innocenti Declaration […]

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What You Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

What You Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

Some women have a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes. All expecting mothers dream of having a perfect, flawless pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy, beaming new baby. Unfortunately, different conditions may arise that require extra care and monitoring to protect the baby and mom.  Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that is […]

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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 […]