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Cesarean Section: Your Questions Answered

What to expect if you’re having a C-section. A cesarean section, commonly called a C-section, is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby. The b

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Healthy Eating in Your Third Trimester

Keep up good habits in the last stretch of your pregnancy. You’re in the home stretch of your pregnancy — the third trimester. It’

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Vaginal Birth Basics

What to expect when baby is finally ready to be born. Most babies are delivered vaginally, or through the birth canal. It is the method most patient

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Safe Eating During Pregnancy: Avoiding Foodborne Illnesses

Take care to prepare food properly, and know what foods to avoid when you’re expecting. Did you know that when you’re pregnant, your immu

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy

The extra weight you gain during pregnancy nourishes your growing baby. Learn about the guidelines for healthy pregnancy weight gain. Some weight ga

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Your Childbirth Experience

Here are the basics on choices for birth locations and health care providers. Car seat … check!Name chosen … getting close.Childbirth

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Pregnancy Travel Tips

How to stay safe and comfortable while traveling. You may have tweaked your diet or fine-tuned your exercise habits when you found out you were preg

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Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Learn the pros and cons of donating or saving these special cells. Before a birth, parents have many decisions to make. Among the choices may be whet

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Vaginal Birth Basics

What to expect when baby is finally ready to be born. Most babies are delivered vaginally, or through the birth canal. It is the method most patients

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Miscarriage: About Early Pregnancy Loss

One in five pregnancies that are confirmed by a doctor end in pregnancy loss. Learn why this occurs and what to expect if it happens to you. Losing a

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Healthy Snacking During Pregnancy

Smart choices help you and your baby get the nutrients you need at this special time. When you’re pregnant, healthy eating  helps provide

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Health Risks of Secondhand Smoke

Cigarettes can put nonsmokers at risk of serious health problems. As if we needed more reasons why quitting smoking now is a terrific idea: When you

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Chorionic Villus Sampling: Prenatal Genetic Testing

CVS can detect Down syndrome and other chromosome and genetic problems in the first trimester. Find out when and how this test is used. Chorionic vi

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Amniocentesis: Prenatal Genetic Testing

Amniocentesis can detect chromosome and genetic problems, including Down syndrome, as well as neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Amniocentesi

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Healthy Pregnancy: Tips on Working Out for Two

If you’re pregnant, you need to be extra careful and know your limits. Being physically active has tremendous health benefits for pregnant women

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Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Pregnancy

Why dental health is important when you’re pregnant. Did you know that keeping your teeth and gums in top shape is important during pregnancy?

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The Pregnancy Calendar: Due Date Details

Think your due date is set in stone? Think again. Learn how your due date is calculated and why it’s important. Congratulations. You’re

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How to Make a Birth Plan

A birth plan is a written statement that outlines your preferences for your childbirth experience. Here are some tips for creating yours. You are pre

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Depression in Pregnancy

It may pose serious risks for mother and baby. But effective treatments are available. Depression during pregnancy is common. One study found that ab

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8 Tips for Better Sleep When You’re Pregnant

Get a good night’s sleep with these tips. Most adults need about 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Pregnant women in their first trimester need

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