Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

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Pregnancy brings about so many memories of joy for expectant parents – learning that you are expecting, hearing the heartbeat via Doppler, seeing your sweet baby via ultrasound and possibly learning the gender, movement and kicks, and then the long awaited arrival. There are so many wonderful moments of pregnancy, but there are times these … Read More

Miscarriage Treatment and Hope

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Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss under 20 weeks. The reasons for miscarriage are varied, and most often are not identified. This time of loss can be especially difficult for mothers and fathers of the unborn baby as pregnancy is usually a very joyful time of expectancy. It is estimated that anywhere … Read More

Helping Women Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy

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Staying healthy while pregnant is important not only for a woman’s physical and emotional health, but it can also help to ensure the health of the growing baby that you are so excited to meet. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are proud to provide women with the highest standard of prenatal care before, during, … Read More

Pregnancy and the Holidays

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If you have a baby due to be born around Christmas, congratulations! You are going to have a very special Christmas this year indeed. Being due around Christmas is a joyous occasion but it can also be a bit stressful, especially if you have other children already. However, with a little bit of help and … Read More

World Prematurity Day

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November 17 is World Prematurity Day: the day when the March of Dimes and other organizations band together to raise awareness about the global problem of premature birth. In honor of this day, here are some important facts and statistics regarding premature births: • a premature birth is a birth that occurs at least three … Read More

Study Suggests Gestational Diabetes in Mothers May Affect Weight in Daughters

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Gestational Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood to high levels. This can be problematic both for the mother and her unborn child. A new study conducted by the Kaiser … Read More

Multifetal Pregnancy

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If you are having twins or even triplets, you are not alone.  These days we are seeing more and more multifetal pregnancies than we did in the past.  This is thanks, in part, to medical advances in reproductive medicine.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the twin birth rate … Read More

Preventing Miscarriages

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If you are a woman of childbearing age and are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant, you may be concerned about the possibility of a miscarriage.  Chances are good that you have a friend or family member who has experienced a miscarriage. Miscarriage is a common term for a pregnancy that ends on its … Read More

Should We Find Out The Sex of Our Unborn Baby or Wait and Be Surprised?

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If you are an expectant parent and are wrestling with the decision of whether or not to find out the sex of your baby ahead of time, you are not alone.  Everyday couples just like you wrestle with the same decision.  That is because technology today is so advanced that it is now possible to … Read More

Super Foods To Eat During Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant, congratulations!  It is time to start making healthy food choices that will benefit your health and the health of your unborn baby.  Eating during pregnancy can be especially pleasurable, however, pregnancy is not a free license to eat whatever you want.  On average, a pregnant woman (single pregnancy) needs to add … Read More