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

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

Increasing Your Chances for A Healthy Pregnancy

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If you are thinking of starting a family, there are many things you can do to prepare for this joyous and exciting time in your life.  You may have already started by getting your finances in order, planning for career changes, moving to a bigger home, etc.  How about your physical condition?  Is your body … Read More

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins During Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it is vitally important that you eat a healthy diet that is rich in the vitamins, mineral and important nutrients that you and your baby will need during this very exciting time.  Getting an adequate amount of folic acid is especially important before and during pregnancy … Read More

Ten Foods To Eat During Pregnancy

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If you are newly pregnant, you may be wondering what you should eat during pregnancy to make sure that your baby receives all the vitamins and nutrients he/or she needs in order to develop.  While that is a question that can be best answered by your OB/GYN or healthcare provider, there are ten foods that … Read More

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

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 a Doula?

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You may or may not have heard the term “doula” associated with childbirth and the care of a newborn child.  Or, you may have heard the term but not known what it means.  The word doula comes from the ancient Greek word meaning “a woman who serves.”  Today, this term is used to refer to … Read More

Screening Tests During Pregnancy

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There are a variety of prenatal screening tests that are available for women who are pregnant.  The number, types and frequency of testing are determined on a cases by case basis, taking into consideration risk factors, maternal age, medical history, etc.  The first trimester prenatal screening tests involve a combination of a fetal ultrasound and … Read More

Women’s Misconceptions About Their Own Fertility

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According the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, infertility affects near 12% of reproductive-age women in the United States.  Part of this number is due to a cultural trend of women delaying childbearing.  In fact, one in five women in the United States now has her first child after age 35.  This is an eightfold … Read More