When most women find out they are pregnant, there are a number of things they expect from their pregnancy journey, which for the average woman lasts about 40 weeks.
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Make no bones about it–calcium is the key to fortifying your developing baby’s bones, teeth and moving blood through the body. Our bodies don’t make calcium so it has to be obtained from other sources, either from food or a supplement.
It’s true, calcium does help prevent osteoporosis. But there are many other ways you can protect your bones from this disease. The best form of defense begins when we are children, but if you’re past that stage in your life, there’s still hope.
An infertility diagnosis is one that can throw a couple’s or an individual’s life for a loop. It can take the dream of growing a family on a completely different path than they might have been planning for. That’s why, this April 22nd - 28th, we urge all of our patients to help us bring more light to this common but life-altering condition with National Infertility Awareness Week.
If you’re in the process of trying to get pregnant, or if you’re already expecting a baby, one of the top things on your to-do list is to kick your smoking habit if you are a smoker. Even though the risks of smoking while pregnant have been well known for a number of years, a report issued recently by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that even with all the information and education about potential health risks, women are still reaching for cigarettes while they’re pregnant.
If you are a new mom and feel overwhelmed, you are not alone! You can overcome these feelings of depression—in fact, if your baby is born in the winter months, you may have a greater chance of avoiding postpartum depression completely.
You’ve been warned about these first twelve weeks. “Morning sickness” that lasts way beyond the morning is filled with extreme exhaustion, nausea, food aversions, and vomiting.
Last week we talked about the stress of having a premature baby. Our very own Dr. Meredith Travelstead and her husband know from personal experience how scary it can be to deliver early and they decided to share this personal experience to give parents in similar circumstances some encouragement. This is just one of the reasons her patients love her so much, she can truly understand what you are going through.
For parents expecting a new baby, the anticipation can be very exciting, but when the baby arrives too early, it can cause worry and fear. Here is some information to help prepare you and ease your anxiety should you find yourself in this position.
CMV is a virus that affects 50-80% of people before age 40, and June is CMV Awareness Month.