Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

FMLA and maternity leave: What you need to know

FMLA and maternity leave: What you need to know

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Planning time off work for a baby can be stressful. Dr. Horsager shares what expecting parents should know about FMLA eligibility and benefits.

4 questions to ask when planning a home birth

4 questions to ask when planning a home birth

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There are many factors to consider and decisions to make when considering home birth. Tips for how to choose a midwife and plan for emergencies.

Examining the risks and outcomes of home birth

Examining the risks and outcomes of home birth

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As home birth becomes more popular, it’s important to analyze the risks and outcomes of out-of-hospital births accurately. Dr. Santiago-Munoz explains

4 tips for choosing an Ob/Gyn

4 tips for choosing an Ob/Gyn

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When choosing an Ob/Gyn, ask friends and family for recommendations, but don’t stop there. Dr. Horsager offers suggestions on what to look for in an Ob/Gyn.

What moms should know about forcep and vacuum deliveries

What moms should know about forcep and vacuum deliveries

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When labor is not progressing, a physician may suggest using forceps or a vacuum to help baby along. Learn how these methods work and when they may be used.

Class is in session: The many benefits of prenatal education

Class is in session: The many benefits of prenatal education

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Whether you’re a first-time mom or experienced at giving birth, prenatal education classes offer tips for everyone, including a potentially surprising benefit.

Is dark chocolate healthy for mom and baby during pregnancy?

Is dark chocolate healthy for mom and baby during pregnancy?

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Recent studies claim dark chocolate benefits pregnant moms. But could it actually harm pregnant women and babies? Dr. Horsager weighs in.

‘Gentle C-sections’: Bringing a traditional birth experience to the OR

‘Gentle C-sections’: Bringing a traditional birth experience to the OR

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In a “gentle C-section,” elements of a vaginal birth are brought into the OR, including being able to watch the birth and immediate skin-to-skin contact.

Hungry during labor? Women may now get more than ice chips

Hungry during labor? Women may now get more than ice chips

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Much has changed since women were only allowed to consume ice chips during labor. Some hospitals are easing the rules on what women in labor can eat and drink.

4 things to consider before inviting guests to a baby’s ultrasound

4 things to consider before inviting guests to a baby’s ultrasound

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It’s become more common to invite family and friends to a baby’s ultrasound. Consider these questions first.