Testing for Diabetes in Pregnancy

All pregnant women benefit from screening for diabetes during pregnancy (or also called gestational diabetes). Taking a woman’s medical history and assessing for certain risk factors help to screen for gestational diabetes, but undergoing an oral glucose tolerance test presents the more definitive way to find out whether diabetes is present during a pregnancy.

Breastfeeding: 3rd Trimester

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby Establishing an early feeding pattern ensures breastfeeding success! Having 24 hour access to your baby is key to this success. Both moms and their babies sleep better when they are together versus separated. Remember that you are a comfort to your baby.Your smell is unique to them…

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Breastfeeding: 1st Trimester

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby. Making a decision on how to feed your baby is an important milestone in your pregnancy. Breastfeeding is the best food for your baby. Breastfeeding a baby exclusively for the first 6 months, and then continued breastfeeding in addition to appropriate solid foods until 12 months and…

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5 Facts about Midwives You Need to Know

Our great-grandmothers told stories about the village midwife arriving just in time to boil some water and lay out the blankets while the other children and neighbors looked on, waiting for the new arrival. Since then, the landscape of childbirth has certainly changed. For a while, it seems as though the OB-Gyn was the standard…

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10 Tips for Working Mothers to Be

Busy professional women often wonder how they will handle becoming busy working mothers. There are plenty of women in the workforce who do balance career and family. It takes some extra planning and attention, but it can be done. Today’s companies are more family-friendly than ever. Here are things to consider. Wait to share the…

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Sonograms: Five Things to Consider

Many expectant parents excitedly await the sonogram – to sneak a peek at the baby, perhaps to find out the sex of the baby, and for the peace of mind that everything is going as it should. It is important to remember that not all ultrasounds follow the same protocol. Each pregnancy is different, and…

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Prenatal Testing: Things to Consider

Around the time of your first or second prenatal appointment, your obstetrician or midwife will offer you prenatal testing beyond what is routinely done in the office. These screenings are not for everybody, so it is important to thoroughly discuss the risks and benefits of prenatal testing with your provider to see whether these tests…

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Developing Birth Plan with your Provider

The days of “knock ‘em out and drag ‘em out” childbirth is long past, and mothers are now exploring childbirth options with their care providers before the big day. Many mothers are choosing to write a birth plan in order to open up a discussion about preferences for labor, delivery and baby. But, what to…

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Fertility, Pregnancy Planning and Conception

If you’re thinking about thinking about having a baby someday, then it’s time to review some basic information about fertility and conception. In fact, if you’re thinking you definitely do not want to have a baby anytime soon, then it’s also time to review some basic information about fertility and conception. Despite large-scale educational programs…

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