What Do My Pregnancy Cravings Mean?

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Most of us have heard stories about pregnant women craving strange combinations of foods like pickles and ice cream, however, most of us chalk these cravings up to an old wive’s tale.  However, if you have ever been pregnant, you may have experienced some type of craving yourself.  The reality is that approximately 1/2 of … Read More

Episiotomy: What Is It?

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If you are expecting a child, you may getting curious and even a little bit nervous about the delivery process. There is no need to be nervous!  Your Obstetrician and/or Midwife will be there with you every step of the way.  However, being informed about the different child-birth scenarios, including an Episiotomy, can be helpful … Read More

Miscarriage: Causes and Symptoms

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Miscarriage is a term that is used to describe a pregnancy that ends on its own, within the first twenty weeks of gestation.  It is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Sadly, miscarriage is a reality for many women.  Studies show that anywhere from 10% … Read More

Pre-Conceptual Genetic Testing

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The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has recently recommended that all couples of reproductive age who are attempting to conceive be offered pre-conceptual genetic testing.  The purpose of this testing is to identify those couples who are carriers of a variety of conditions that could affect their children. Carriers of genetic diseases do not … Read More

Breastfeeding and Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

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We know that breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits both to newborn babies and their mothers.  After all breast milk contains the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins and fats to help your baby grow and is easier to digest than formula.  It can also help to boost your baby’s immune system and help him … Read More

What is Toxemia?

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Toxemia is a dangerous condition that can occur with pregnant women.  The condition is characterized by a sudden elevation in blood pressure that causes the arteries to constrict and limits blood flow to the placenta of the unborn child.  If not identified early and treated appropriately, Toxemia can cause death for a mother and a … Read More

Figuring Out Your Baby’s Cries

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Newborn babies cry for a variety of different reasons during the first few months of their lives.  After all, since they cannot yet talk, crying is one of their only means of communicating their needs.  This means it is up to their parents and/or caregivers to determine what they need when they are crying.  There … Read More

Reducing Your Baby’s Risk For SIDS

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SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome“: a term that strikes fear in the hearts of new parents everywhere.  SIDS is not an illness or a disease.  Instead, it is a diagnoses that is given when a child under one years old dies and an exact cause cannot be found.  Approximately 2,300 infants in the … Read More

The Top Five Reasons to Consider An IUD

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If you are currently looking for a method of contraception and have not considered an IUD (Intrauterine Device), you may want reconsider this highly effective form of birth control.  Here are five reasons why: 1.  Effectiveness – IUDs have been proven to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy as compared to birth control pills which … Read More

Pregnancy and Your Dental Health

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We all know how important it is to be healthy before you become pregnant.  Being in optimal health before you become pregnant increases your chance of having a healthy pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby to term.  This may include getting to a healthy weight (losing weight if you are overweight or gaining weight if … Read More