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Being pregnant can be an amazing, yet frustrating time for an expectant mother. Having to watch what she eats and drinks can be a daunting task. You could crave red meat daily, or even raw fish. You could have cravings that don’t even relate to food, such as dirt or cigarettes. You could want to eat or drink things that could be unhealthy for your baby. Nutrition during your pregnancy is key to growing a healthy fetus, however, it’s important that you maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet before and after giving birth too.

  • Acne During Pregnancy >

    Skin problems are common during pregnancy, and pregnant women often suffer from acne. While the acne will abate after delivery, it can cause significant distress for women who have extensive blemishes on their faces or elsewhere on their bodies.

  • Amniocentesis >

    Amniocentesis is a medical procedure in which a long, hollow needle is used to draw amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to test for various abnormalities that may affect the health of her baby. Many women find this procedure terrifying, but it is sometimes necessary in order to determine a fetus’s chances for survival and a healthy life.

  • Chorionic Villus Sampling >

    Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a test conducted during the first trimester in order to screen for chromosomal abnormalities that could result in birth defects such as Down syndrome.

  • Dental Work During Pregnancy >

    Taking care of your teeth while you are pregnant is crucial to your baby’s health and development. With diseases like gum disease linked to premature labor and low birth weight babies, it’s important to know more about your dental health while you are pregnant. Learn more here.

  • Diabetes and Pregnancy >

    If you have diabetes, pregnancy presents special challenges that most women never need to worry about, so it is important to begin managing your condition as early as possible, ideally before you become pregnant. In this article we will discuss the management of diabetes and pregnancy.

  • Folic Acid, Pregnancy, and Your Health >

    Learn what benefits come from taking the right amount of folic acid each day. Also learn how you can sneak folic acid into your meals without realizing it. Folic acid is very beneficial for your unborn baby, however it’s amazing for you and everyone else too.

  • NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) >

    Learn about the various non-invasive prenatal testing options you have during your pregnancy.

  • Nutrition During Pregnancy >

    Eating right is just the beginning to a healthy pregnancy. Many women think it’s an excuse to pig out, however we’ll teach you how to handle those cravings through nutritious foods that benefit both you and your baby.

  • Obesity and Pregnancy >

    Everyone knows there are numerous health risks associated with being overweight or obese, but obesity during pregnancy carries additional risks that prospective mothers need to understand. Women who are significantly overweight during pregnancy have a much higher risk for diabetes, hypertension, and other complications that can affect the health of mother and baby alike, and […]

  • Pregnancy and Exercise >

    Exercising while you’re pregnant is critical to maintaining good health. Certain exercises can benefit you during labor and delivery, learn what they are in this informative article.

  • Pregnancy Counseling >

    Learn more about the emotional side of pregnancy, and the toll it can sometimes take on entire families. Learn what roles each person plays, plus learn how they are individually effected when a pregnancy occurs, and why it’s important for communication.

  • Prenatal Testing >

    Learn about the various prenatal tests you’ll need to get during each trimester. Some tests are considered routine, and others are solely to check for problems and conditions that may be hereditary.

  • RhoGAM Shot During Pregnancy >

    Learn more about the medication RhoGAM including why it’s used, how it’s used, when it’s used, side effects of it and much more. This drug is a true obstetrics and gynecology medical breakthrough.

  • TDaP: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Shot During Pregnancy >

    Pertussis (whooping cough) is on the rise nationwide, and it can be fatal to infants and young children. It is therefore especially important that you receive a whooping cough shot (also known as the TDaP shot) if you are pregnant. This will prevent you from infecting your baby if you should become a carrier of the disease, and it will also help your baby to develop some degree of resistance to it

  • Yeast Infection During Pregnancy >

    Yeast infections are very common among pregnant women and mainly contributed to hormonal changes. In most cases, they do not pose a serious health risk, however, there are several risk factors that can increase your chances of developing this problem. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, prevention and talking to your doctor or midwife.

[Page updated June 2014]