Highlights of the Third Trimester

Now that you know all the staff by first name in your provider’s office, strangers are asking to touch your pregnant belly and women seem to be crawling out of the woodwork to share their amazing (or terrible) birth experiences, please give yourself a well-deserved treat for arriving at trimester three. Here are your last…

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Highlights of the Second Trimester

By the time week 14 rolls around, you may be ready for the usually calmer second trimester. While not everyone follows the same path, most women will start to feel both physically and emotionally more settled into pregnancy at this time. With identification of the baby’s heartbeat (either by seeing or hearing it), the chance…

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Highlights of the First Trimester

Whether with a first child or a fifth, there is nothing quite like seeing a pregnancy test turn positive to give your heart and mind a jolt. If you’re inclined toward skepticism, you might feel the need to repeat the test again and again but doubt not, a positive (even a faintly positive) pregnancy test…

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Miscarriage – The Sad Side of Pregnancy

Women and their partners have so many different choices and opinions in deciding how to build their families; start childbearing young or wait until you’re older?, one child or many or none at all?, learn the gender or wait for the surprise?, natural childbirth or pain management? Similarly, women vary greatly in how they respond…

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Prenatal Ultrasound: What’s Going on in There?

Anyone who’s had a baby is familiar with that proudly displayed little black and white square; the ultrasound print that represents your first, fascinating glimpse of your growing baby. Ultrasound utilizes high frequency sound waves to create a picture of the internal structures of the body, including the baby within the uterus. Along with providing…

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