Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

Our favorite things: Advice on gifts for parents-to-be

Our favorite things: Advice on gifts for parents-to-be

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Trying to find the perfect gift for a parent-to-be? Physicians highlight the best gifts they received when they were expecting.

Which prenatal vitamins should I take?

Which prenatal vitamins should I take?

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Prenatal vitamin options are endless, but the average woman who eats a healthy diet really only needs to worry about two supplements.

What does your baby’s Apgar score mean?

What does your baby’s Apgar score mean?

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Life’s first test is given 1 minute after birth. But parents should remember a baby’s Apgar score only reflects that moment.

NICU webcams help parents connect with newborns: The Kalias’ story

NICU webcams help parents connect with newborns: The Kalias’ story

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It can be tough to go home and leave a newborn in the NICU. But web cameras allow parents to connect and take part in a baby’s care even when they’re not there.

3 tips for choosing a pregnancy app

3 tips for choosing a pregnancy app

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There are hundreds of pregnancy apps available, but remember these three tips before downloading them.

What to do if you go past your due date

What to do if you go past your due date

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Going past a pregnancy due date can be frustrating. How long is too long to be pregnant, and what should mother-to-be do when her due date comes and goes?

Finding support after losing a baby: Lindsey’s story

Finding support after losing a baby: Lindsey’s story

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Lindsey Duke knows firsthand the pain of losing a baby during pregnancy. She offers advice to parents who may be facing a similar situation.

Is there hope for fertility after surviving cancer?

Is there hope for fertility after surviving cancer?

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A cancer diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean infertility. Learn more about pre-treatment fertility preservation options for cancer patients.

7 tips for planning a relaxing, healthy babymoon

7 tips for planning a relaxing, healthy babymoon

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A babymoon can be a great way to bond with your partner and relax before a new baby arrives. Here are seven tips for enjoying a safe, relaxing trip.

What is a midwife, and what do they do?

What is a midwife, and what do they do?

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Certified nurse midwives are now on staff at Clements University Hospital. Learn about their training and how they care for patients during childbirth