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Healthy Pregnancy

Exercise During Pregnancy

Getting regular exercise during your pregnancy will lead to improved fitness by helping to keep your heart, mind and entire body healthy. more...

Warning Signs of Pre-term Labor

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you are experiencing preterm labor because many of the signs of preterm labor are similar to the normal things that happen in the second half of pregnancy. more...

Post-Partum Depression

 The birth of your baby is a time of joy. It can also be a time of anxiety, loneliness and depression. One in ten postpartum women will experience postpartum depression. more...

Prenatal Care

The primary goal of prenatal care is to improve pregnancy outcomes and ensure the birth of a healthy infant. The major components of prenatal care are health promotion, education, risk assessment and therapeutic interventions. more...

Stress & Pregnancy

 Although pregnancy is a special time in your life, it is also a time of many changes - to your body, in your emotions and in the life of your family - all of which can lead to stress. When stress builds up to an uncomfortable level it can become harmful. more...

Pre-term Labor and Birth

Pre-term birth is defined as the delivery of your baby before the 37th week of pregnancy. Pre-term labor is defined as the onset of regular uterine contractions accompanied by a change in the dilation and thinning of the cervix before the 37th week of pregnancy. Very few clear answers have been found as to the causes of pre-term labor - this is partially due to the fact that the exact causes of normal full-term labor are not fully understood. more...

Subtance Use During Pregnancy

Smoking affects every aspect of your pregnancy including development of your baby before birth, your labor, and your baby's growth during childhood. more...

Infections During Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant can become infected with the same sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) as women who are not pregnant. STD's during pregnancy can contribute to preterm labor, premature rupture of your membranes, and an infection in your uterus after the birth of your baby. Sometimes you may be infected with a STD and not even be aware of it because the infection may not cause symptoms right away. more...

Healthy Pre-Pregnancy Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant is very important because the most crucial stages in a baby's development occur before most women know they are pregnant. If you are thinking about becoming pregnant it is a good idea to schedule a physical exam with your doctor so your overall health can be evaluated. more...

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Through the types and amounts of foods you eat during your pregnancy you provide the nourishment that is necessary for the growth and development of your baby. more...

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