Pregnancy and Exercise

Pregnancy brings forth many different changes to a woman’s body, most of which occur quite quickly in just nine months’ time. One of the most noticeable is the weight gain that begins somewhere around the end of the first trimester. While weight gain is normal – and necessary – pregnancy is not simply an excuse … Read More

Giving Birth During The Holidays

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Many people try to avoid getting pregnant in February, March, and April simply to avoid giving birth during the holiday season. Others think it would be fun to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas baby. While still others, either did not try to plan their pregnancies around certain months, or they simply got pregnant when they … 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

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

Egg Freezing for Future Fertility

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Many of you may have heard that both Facebook and Apple, two large, well-known American companies, are planning to offer their employees egg freezing as a health benefit. The purpose is to preserve the fertility of working women who are not yet ready for motherhood.  This move has stirred up much controversy and debate about … Read More

Will Breast Augmentation Surgery Prevent Me From Breastfeeding?

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Breast Augmentation is a popular type of cosmetic surgery that can be used to change the size and shape of the breasts. Everyday, women with naturally small breasts elect to have them enlarged to make them more proportionate to the rest of their bodies, increase their confidence and enhance their overall appearance. Others decide to … 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

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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Breast augmentation is a popular type of cosmetic surgery that can be used to change the size and shape of the breasts. Everyday, women with naturally small breasts elect to have them enlarged to make them more proportionate to the rest of their bodies, increase their confidence and enhance their overall appearance. If you are … Read More