Exercise and Pregnancy

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According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), you can take part in thirty minutes or more of moderate exercise everyday while pregnant, as long as you do not have a medical condition or complication that rules out exercise or requires you to limit your activity level.  Your OBGYN physician or midwife will … Read More

Three Natural Ways to Boost Fertility

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If you are like many women who have decided that they are ready to start a family, you want to be pregnant and you want to be pregnant now.  Unfortunately, mother nature does not always cooperate with our plans.  While it is not possible to dictate when exactly you will become pregnant, there are three … Read More

Birth Control Without the Pills

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Birth control pills are a highly effective form of birth control and have been used successfully by women throughout the world since the 1960s.  However, they are only effective if they are taken regularly.  For some women, this can be a problem.  For women who travel frequently into different time zones or who are just … Read More

Healthy Weight Gain for A Health Pregnancy

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If you are newly pregnant, you may be wondering how much weight you need to gain during your pregnancy to support the growth and development of your baby.  Although it is necessary to eat extra calories when you are pregnant to account for your growing baby, it is not necessary to “eat for two.”  For … Read More

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches (implants) some place other than the uterus.  In many cases of ectopic pregnancy, the egg will implant inside one of the fallopian tubes.  This dangerous condition is often caused by damaged to the fallopian tubes.  The following factors will increase your risk for an ectopic pregnancy: … Read More

Love, Romance and Your Health

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It is February and love is in the air.  It is almost Valentine’s Day, the day that people all over the United States and the world celebrate love and romance.  But how did Valentine’s Day come to represent love and romance?  No one knows absolutely how this came about but Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of … Read More