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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Postpartum Depression

Are you struggling but aren't sure how to talk to your doctor about postpartum depression? Keep reading for help. Postpartum Depression Symptoms can occur three months before giving birth and up to 1 year after the birth of your baby. Most mothers experience a sadness...

A Balanced Diet is a Healthy Diet for You and Your Baby

During pregnancy, the basic principles of healthy eating remain the same: get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. A balanced diet will promote your baby's growth and development. Below are a few nutrients that deserve special...

What are the Most Common Pregnancy Complications and Risk Factors?

Most pregnancies occur without complications. However, some women will experience complications involving their health, their baby’s health, or both. Before becoming pregnant, diseases or conditions the mother had can sometimes lead to complications, but most are...

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is More Than the ‘Baby Blues’

When you hear the word Postpartum Depression (PPD), what do you picture in your mind? Television ads for medications have done a great job of giving us a visual picture of depression, but PPD can look and feel differently than a pervasive feeling of sadness.  What are...

Confidence is a Key to Successful Breastfeeding Experience

Mothers who expect to breastfeed may not realize that their attitude about it is important to successful breastfeeding. Although new mothers describe breastfeeding as a meaningful and fulfilling aspect of caring for their infants, breastfeeding can cause anxiety and...

Childbirth Classes. Know What to Expect

Each woman's childbirth is a unique experience. You've probably read about childbirth and heard countless labor stories from friends and loved ones, but do you know what to expect during labor and delivery? Childbirth classes can help new mothers gain confidence, and...

The Importance of Good Prenatal Care

Each year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) receives reports of women who died because of a pregnancy-related complication. The yearly number was 658 in 2018, including deaths during pregnancy, at birth, or within 42 days of birth. The CDC estimates that up to...

Preeclampsia’s Symptoms and Treatments

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects about 5% of pregnant women. When untreated, Preeclampsia can lead to life-threatening complications for both you and your baby. What are preeclampsia’s symptoms and treatments? Keep reading to find out. What are...

10 Different Types of Moms. A Mother’s Day Salute

It is the time of year to celebrate our mothers. Each on awesome in her own way. But that got us thinking about the different types of moms. So we made a list. This list is by no means exhaustive of all the words that describe motherhood, but it is a good start.  The...

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