Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

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.

Drinking while pregnant: What we know and what we don’t

Drinking while pregnant: What we know and what we don’t

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Will an occasional drink during pregnancy harm a baby? Dr. Horsager discusses what studies show, what national organizations say, and how she advises women.

Soon-to-be dads: How to help – and what not to say – during pregnancy

Soon-to-be dads: How to help – and what not to say – during pregnancy

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Guys: Expecting a baby? Dr. Stewart offers advice for supporting moms-to-be – and tips for what not to say to a pregnant woman!

Why you should ask about your hospital’s C-section rate

Why you should ask about your hospital’s C-section rate

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One out of three babies are born by C-section. Dr. Horsager discusses what doctors, hospitals, and patients can do to lower C-section rates.

8 third trimester pains and how to deal with them

8 third trimester pains and how to deal with them

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The third trimester is exciting, but it can be uncomfortable. Tips to relieve 8 third-trimester symptoms and how to know if you should be concerned.

Safe swaddling and sleeping practices for babies

Safe swaddling and sleeping practices for babies

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Swaddling can be effective in soothing a fussy baby, but it can be dangerous if not done correctly. Follow these safe swaddling and sleeping guidelines.

Helping siblings adjust to a new baby

Helping siblings adjust to a new baby

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Becoming a big brother/sister is exciting for a child, but also scary. Dr. Zink and a mom with experience share tips to help kids adjust to a new baby.

How soon should I get pregnant again after miscarriage?

How soon should I get pregnant again after miscarriage?

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Should women wait 3 months before trying to get pregnant after miscarriage? Dr. Horsager explains why this may not be necessary.

Asking your Ob/Gyn ’Why?’ is not just OK, but good medicine

Asking your Ob/Gyn ’Why?’ is not just OK, but good medicine

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More care is not always better care during pregnancy. Dr. Horsager discusses why it’s important to ask the Ob/Gyn “Why?”

Vaginal seeding: Why we can’t recommend this C-section trend

Vaginal seeding: Why we can’t recommend this C-section trend

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Babies delivered by C-section miss out on exposure to important bacteria. Dr. Patel examines ways to safely help babies develop their microbiome after birth.