Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that must be given special attention throughout a woman’s entire pregnancy. This complication can affect any expectant mother, without any known reason or prior blood sugar issues. With appropriate diagnosis and care, controlling blood sugar throughout pregnancy can prevent issues with the growing baby, the mother, and the entire … 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

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

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

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

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

Weight Gain and Pregnancy: What is Normal?

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If you in the beginning stages of pregnancy, you are about to embark upon an exciting and wonderful journey. Having a child will change your life in ways that you never imagined. Being pregnant will also change your body in ways that you never thought were possible! You may be wondering how much weight you … Read More