Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

Body after birth: Treating post-pregnancy problems

Body after birth: Treating post-pregnancy problems

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The body needs time to heal after childbirth, but persistent pain and incontinence are not normal. Learn to help speed recovery.

5 exercises and techniques to train for childbirth

5 exercises and techniques to train for childbirth

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Pregnancy, labor, and delivery is like a marathon. It requires training. Our physical therapists discuss exercises to prepare the body.

3 steps to turn your preferences into a birth plan

3 steps to turn your preferences into a birth plan

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Dr. Duryea suggests thinking about a “birth plan” as “birth preferences.” How to go about developing them and why communication with your doctor is key.

Who is a good candidate for VBAC?

Who is a good candidate for VBAC?

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Learn the risks and benefits of vaginal birth after C-section, who may be a good candidate, and how to increase the chance of a successful VBAC.

Donor breast milk giving preemies an early boost in life

Donor breast milk giving preemies an early boost in life

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Premature babies benefit the most from breast milk. Learn how we use donor breast milk, and why not to buy it on the internet.

What parents should know about newborn tests and vaccinations

What parents should know about newborn tests and vaccinations

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Dr. Zink discusses why newborns need erythromycin in the eyes, a vitamin K shot, and a hepatitis B vaccine right away after birth.

Can dads get postpartum depression?

Can dads get postpartum depression?

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Postpartum depression in dads is real and just as serious as when mothers get it. Learn to recognize the symptoms of paternal postpartum depression.

False alarm: Braxton Hicks contractions vs. true labor

False alarm: Braxton Hicks contractions vs. true labor

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Braxton Hicks contractions are the body’s way of getting ready for labor. Dr. Patel explains how to tell if it’s Braxton Hicks or the real thing.

Delayed cord clamping: Why and when it might be useful

Delayed cord clamping: Why and when it might be useful

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How soon should the umbilical cord be cut? Dr. Horsager takes a look at the potential risks and benefits of delayed cord clamping.

Pregnancy: It takes a village

Pregnancy: It takes a village

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Gone are the days when health care was based on “doctor knows best.” How team-based care models put pregnant women at the center of decision-making.