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Pregnancy Childbirth Questions

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Your Questions

Pregnancy and questions go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly. Or peanut butter and chocolate. (Wow, lots of things go with peanut butter.) We’ve thought about some of the most frequent questions we get in our clinic and taken a moment to answer them here. What are my safe exercise options during pregnancy? [...]

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: How Much Is Healthy?

For some women, pregnancy and pig out are synonyms. But when it comes to weight gain during pregnancy, aim for the Goldilocks rule: not too much, not too little. Gaining too much weight or not gaining enough could have health risks for you and your baby. Here’s what you should know about weight gain during [...]

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Top 6 Pregnancy Tips

Top 6 Pregnancy Tips

You wipe your sweaty palms on your pants, gulping down the lump in your throat. Butterflies dance around your stomach making your hands tremble in anticipation. It’s called test anxiety. Unlike the jitters you felt before your college algebra final, or the racing heart during your high school driver’s education exam, this test is different. [...]

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5 Tips for the First Few Months with Your Baby

We all know the first few months with your baby are not easy, especially if it’s your first. Knowing what to expect when you have a newborn can ease anxiety and give you confidence as you bond with your new baby. We’ve identified five tips to make the first months go more smoothly. Sleep when [...]

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Fake Contractions, Real Pain – Braxton Hicks Contractions

Long distance runners sometimes get leg cramps (ouch!), swimmers often get charley horses (yikes!), other athletes can suffer from muscle spasms in their arms or backs (yuck!), and pregnant women get Braxton Hicks contractions (@#&$!). “What’s the big deal?” some people say. “They aren’t real contractions anyway.” Ha! Charley horses, leg cramps and muscle spasms [...]

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