Pregnancy

How Do I Know If I’m Ready to Have a Baby?

As a couple or single, having a baby is a life-changing decision. For some, it's a surprise; for others, it's a planned event. How do you know if you're ready to have a baby? Can you be sure that you are? 5 Signs That You May Be Ready to Have a Baby Do you see babies...

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...

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...

Infertility Awareness Month: Help Change the Conversation

April is Infertility Awareness Month. So, let's talk about it. For many, receiving an infertility diagnosis shatters their dream of having a house full of children. After months of trying, depression is often experienced by both partners and can have a strong impact...

Pregnancy Spacing Risks and Benefits. A Key to Family Planning

Pregnancy spacing is the time from one baby’s birth until the next pregnancy. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with timing your pregnancies too close together or too far apart can help you make an informed decision about when to grow your family. Why Is...

News in Gynecology: How Important Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D normalizes your body’s calcium and phosphorus absorption and assists your immune system function. It's also essential for bone growth and bone remodeling. Other roles it serves in the body include the reduction of inflammation and modulation of multiple...

Will I get Varicose Veins during Pregnancy? Risks and Options

Some women develop varicose veins during pregnancy, but will you? Where do they appear? And, what can you do to ease them? Keep reading to learn more about your risks and options. Will I get Varicose Veins during Pregnancy? During pregnancy, your veins adapt to the...

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