Summer Heat and Pregnancy

July is here, and with July and August come extremely hot and humid temperatures throughout the state of Georgia. Heat intolerance is common for pregnant women, and as women get further along into their pregnancy, their intolerance for heat increases. In fact, pregnant women are more susceptible to heat stroke and exhaustion because they must … Read More

Rh Factor

Finding out that you are expecting is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Understanding that you are responsible for a new life growing inside your body can feel like an overwhelming responsibility, yet at the same time, it is exciting to think about what the future holds. It is important that you visit your OB-GYN soon … Read More

Age and Conception

Many women are waiting longer to start a family these days due to taking time to establish their careers, to travel, to enjoy time to themselves. This is putting them at older ages for when they begin thinking of having children. While this is understandable, age does have a direct effect on a woman’s fertility. … Read More

Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Go Together

According to the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, “There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol.” For those who enjoy consuming an alcoholic beverage on occasion … Read More

Swelling During Pregnancy

So many changes occur in women’s bodies throughout their entire pregnancies. With the growth of a baby (or babies!), women’s bodies grow and change almost on a daily basis. While women are expecting their abdomens to bulge out in their second and third trimester, they are often surprised by the amount of swelling that occurs … Read More

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

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Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation for women as their growing bodies get ready for the birth and introduction of their precious baby (or babies). While all pregnancies are special, there are some pregnancies that require extra care and attention. A high-risk pregnancy is one in which there is a condition present that increases … Read More

Traveling While Pregnant

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It is difficult for most women to put their entire lives on hold for nine months while they are pregnant. This is especially true for women whose professions involve traveling, or for the traveling enthusiasts who love visiting new places. While traveling on a whole is not discouraged throughout a woman’s pregnancy, it is important … Read More

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

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