Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

Why belly button pain during pregnancy is still a mystery

Why belly button pain during pregnancy is still a mystery

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Doctors aren’t sure what causes belly button pain during pregnancy, but it’s a fairly common symptom. Dr. Horsager tries to shed light on the phenomenon.

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

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With summer comes increased risk exposure to mosquitos. Here’s what women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant need to know to stay safe this year.

Challenges faced with prenatal ultrasound

Challenges faced with prenatal ultrasound

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Recently, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel shared the moving story of his son’s birth. Dr. Horsager reflects on why an ultrasound didn’t detect his son’s congenital heart defect before birth.

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two sets of twins: Christine’s story

Celebrating Mother’s Day with two sets of twins: Christine’s story

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Doctors thought Christine Wright might never be able to have children. Now, she is the proud mother of two sets of twins. Read her inspiring story to start Mother’s Day celebrations off right!

Nitrous oxide for labor: Seriously, don’t laugh before you read this

Nitrous oxide for labor: Seriously, don’t laugh before you read this

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Nitrous oxide, popularly known as “laughing gas,” used to be commonly used by women during labor. Now, the gas is making a comeback.

The five-second rule

The five-second rule

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Germ exposure isn’t all bad. In fact, studies in mice suggest some exposure might actually help build the immune system and guard against asthma and other allergic diseases.

The truth about “natural” ways to induce labor

The truth about “natural” ways to induce labor

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There are lots of “natural” remedies that supposedly induce labor. Here’s what those methods are really all about.

Should I have a transvaginal ultrasound to measure cervical length and help prevent preterm delivery?

Should I have a transvaginal ultrasound to measure cervical length and help prevent preterm delivery?

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Cervical length can help identify women at risk of preterm delivery, but the screening test to determine cervical length might not be worth the time, expense, or discomfort. Here’s why.

Coping with fear of childbirth

Coping with fear of childbirth

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Many women struggle with fear of childbirth. Actively preparing for the big day can help make the experience less stressful and more enjoyable.

An honest discussion about opioid use and pregnancy

An honest discussion about opioid use and pregnancy

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Using opioid pain medications during and after pregnancy can have significant affects on you and your baby.