Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

Three (easy) New Year’s resolutions for pregnant women

Three (easy) New Year’s resolutions for pregnant women

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Follow these New Year’s resolutions for a better pregnancy experience in 2017!

Rose Bowl Parade honors legacy of local family’s infant son

Rose Bowl Parade honors legacy of local family’s infant son

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Two years ago, Whitney and Adam Zapotocky lost their infant son and donated his organs to help other children. Next week, their story will be honored nationally at the Rose Bowl Parade.

Boy or girl? The difficulties of early gender prediction

Boy or girl? The difficulties of early gender prediction

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While an ultrasound may predict gender as early as 12 weeks, Dr. Santiago-Munoz discusses why it’s not always possible — and not always correct.

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

Whooping Cough: New Concerns About an Old Disease

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Pertussis, also known as whopping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes violent, uncontrollable coughing that makes it hard to breathe.

One shot, two patients

One shot, two patients

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Planning to skip a flu shot because you’re pregnant? Think again. Dr. Horsager strongly recommends getting a flu shot during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

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.