Safe Weight Loss After Pregnancy

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While the average pregnancy weight gain is between 25 and 35 pounds, many women still choose to indulge during their pregnancies and fly by the “eating for two” mentality. Despite weight gain during pregnancy (whether average or above average), almost all women desire to lose all the extra pregnancy pounds as quickly as possible. They … Read More

Trying to Get Pregnant in 2016

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Many couples like to begin a new year thinking of all the possibilities that a new year can bring. One of the biggest possibilities is deciding that it is time to expand your family. The most popular month to deliver a baby is September, leading many to believe that the New Year is a popular … Read More

A Birth Plan is Great, but You Must Remain Flexible

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Women have nine months to prepare for the birth of their baby (or babies). During these nine months, many women take birthing classes, read books, and receive countless pieces of advice regarding giving birth. For some women, they greatly look forward to giving birth while many others fear labor because of the unknown. Seasoned mothers … Read More

Adjusting to Life with a Newborn

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There is no moment more momentous than the moment you and your spouse are released from the hospital with your newborn baby. Your vehicle is all prepared with a properly installed 5-point harness car seat that is rear facing. Your diaper bag is all prepared just in case you have to make a pit stop … Read More

Multifetal Pregnancy Care

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The term “multifetal pregnancy” refers to pregnancies of twins, triplets, and higher-order multiples. Multiple births are increasing in the United States, and it is important that women receive the specialized care that they need as these pregnancies often present challenges to both the pregnant mother and obstetrician. Multifetal pregnancies present more challenges than simply finding … Read More

Permanent Birth Control

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Choosing whether or not to have children, or to have more children, is a very personal decision and one that should not be made flippantly. Some women who are not 100% positive that they do not want to have children in the future often choose a birth control method that has extended results but that … Read More

Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression affects 1 in 8 women during the first months following childbirth. This condition is brought on by different factors, and not all women feel, act, or are affected the same. Postpartum depression is the temporary depression in women that is directly related to recently giving birth. It comes in two forms: early onset … Read More

Depression During Pregnancy

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Whether you have surprisingly found out that you are pregnant or you have been trying for years and a healthy pregnancy has finally occurred, you may be shocked and saddened to find that your happiness is not all that you thought it would be. It is estimated that at least 10% of pregnant women will … Read More

Ovarian Cysts

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Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs within or on the surface of an ovary. The ovaries – women have two – are located on each side of the uterus. Each month eggs develop and mature in the ovaries and are released during menstruation during the childbearing years. Many women have ovarian cysts without them being aware … Read More

Prenatal Nutrition

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You are pregnant, you are finally past your morning sickness, so it is finally time to indulge and eat all you want, right? While there is the idea that you are “eating for two,” you must remember that your Number 2 is a very tiny human being. A healthy diet will promote the health and … Read More