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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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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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The Maternity “Makeover”

What woman doesn’t like a makeover? Ok, maybe we should rephrase that—what woman doesn’t like a well-done makeover? We’ve all seen those makeover shows—What Not to Wear, Extreme Makeover, How Do I Look?—and the before and after looks amaze us. But during the nine months of pregnancy, a lot of changes can happen that leave [...]

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What You Wish Your Mother Would Have Told You About Childbirth

We’ve done our best to give you the inside scoop about labor and delivery.  You know, the things that every woman needs to know, but nobody tells her.  Well, we’re here to tell you what you wish your mom would have!  However, remember that no amount of information can totally prepare you for the adventure [...]

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What is the role of a nurse midwife?

When you’re expecting a baby, you have some options when it comes to your delivery and that includes the type of medical professionals who will be there to guide you through it. This team almost always includes a licensed obstetrician, but you may also choose to include a nurse midwife. According to the Board of [...]

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