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Safe Eating During Pregnancy: Avoiding Foodborne Illnesses

Take care to prepare food properly, and know what foods to avoid when you’re expecting. Did you know that when you’re pregnant, your immu

Weight Gain During Pregnancy

The extra weight you gain during pregnancy nourishes your growing baby. Learn about the guidelines for healthy pregnancy weight gain. Some weight ga


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Your Childbirth Experience

Here are the basics on choices for birth locations and health care providers. Car seat … check!Name chosen … getting close.Childbirth

Pregnancy Travel Tips

How to stay safe and comfortable while traveling. You may have tweaked your diet or fine-tuned your exercise habits when you found out you were preg

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Learn the pros and cons of donating or saving these special cells. Before a birth, parents have many decisions to make. Among the choices may be whet

Vaginal Birth Basics

What to expect when baby is finally ready to be born. Most babies are delivered vaginally, or through the birth canal. It is the method most patients

Miscarriage: About Early Pregnancy Loss

One in five pregnancies that are confirmed by a doctor end in pregnancy loss. Learn why this occurs and what to expect if it happens to you. Losing a

Healthy Snacking During Pregnancy

Smart choices help you and your baby get the nutrients you need at this special time. When you’re pregnant, healthy eating  helps provide

Health Risks of Secondhand Smoke

Cigarettes can put nonsmokers at risk of serious health problems. As if we needed more reasons why quitting smoking now is a terrific idea: When you

Chorionic Villus Sampling: Prenatal Genetic Testing

CVS can detect Down syndrome and other chromosome and genetic problems in the first trimester. Find out when and how this test is used. Chorionic vi

Amniocentesis: Prenatal Genetic Testing

Amniocentesis can detect chromosome and genetic problems, including Down syndrome, as well as neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Amniocentesi

Healthy Pregnancy: Tips on Working Out for Two

If you’re pregnant, you need to be extra careful and know your limits. Being physically active has tremendous health benefits for pregnant women

Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Pregnancy

Why dental health is important when you’re pregnant. Did you know that keeping your teeth and gums in top shape is important during pregnancy?

The Pregnancy Calendar: Due Date Details

Think your due date is set in stone? Think again. Learn how your due date is calculated and why it’s important. Congratulations. You’re

How to Make a Birth Plan

A birth plan is a written statement that outlines your preferences for your childbirth experience. Here are some tips for creating yours. You are pre

Depression in Pregnancy

It may pose serious risks for mother and baby. But effective treatments are available. Depression during pregnancy is common. One study found that ab

8 Tips for Better Sleep When You’re Pregnant

Get a good night’s sleep with these tips. Most adults need about 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Pregnant women in their first trimester need

You’re Pregnant: Should You Get an HIV Test?

Learn about HIV testing, a routine test for pregnant women. In order to monitor the health of both you and your baby, your medical team will do rout

Pregnancy and Food Cravings

Learn how to manage pregnancy cravings from pickles to ice cream. From pickles to ice cream, many women have food cravings during pregnancy. Though

Buckle up! Seat Belt Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

Is it safe for pregnant women to use seat belts? Yes. Buckling up the seat belt protects both mom and her unborn baby. Motor vehicle accidents are o