Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

5 things to know about buying and using breast pumps

5 things to know about buying and using breast pumps

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Dr. Jamie Morgan and lactation consultant Denise Bulpitt answer five of the most common questions patients have about breast pumps.

Can Dads Get Postpartum Depression?

Can Dads Get Postpartum Depression?

 

The focus on postpartum depression has typically been on women. It turns out some men may feel the blues too when baby arrives.

Why to avoid ‘keepsake’ 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds

Why to avoid ‘keepsake’ 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds

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It may be tempting to get a commercial 3-D or 4-D ultrasound photo. Dr. Horsager discusses her concerns with “keepsake” ultrasounds.

6 skin problems that can develop during pregnancy

6 skin problems that can develop during pregnancy

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Dr. Elaine Duryea discusses a few common, harmless skin conditions pregnant women experience, and one they shouldn’t ignore.

5 weird pregnancy symptoms you might not know about

5 weird pregnancy symptoms you might not know about

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Hair loss, swollen gums, changing taste buds, and carpal tunnel syndrome. They’re less common pregnancy and postpartum symptoms, but still normal.

Nearing the end of pregnancy? Time to talk birth control

Nearing the end of pregnancy? Time to talk birth control

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The time to think about birth control after having a baby is during pregnancy. Dr. Patel discusses options, including placing an IUD right after birth.

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.