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Maternity Monday

preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum
A Look Back on Maternity Monday
Kids, Maternity Monday 7/13/2015

Six months ago, our mostly-female blog team began chatting about pregnancy and childbirth. For those of us who haven’t had kids, it seemed complicated and overwhelming, surprisingly so for something we’ve been doing since the beginning of time. The Maternity Monday series was born from our many questions: Should you…

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Maternity Monday: Newborn FAQs

You’re home from the hospital with your newborn and finally settling into a routine.  But you have questions, lots of questions that never popped into your head until this tiny person was in your arms. [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"] Join us as we journey through preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond…

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Maternity Monday: The Reality of Postpartum Depression
Kids, Maternity Monday 6/22/2015

Having a baby: It’s a delight, it’s a joy — and it is also stressful. No matter how positive the birth experience, how well-prepared you are as a parent (you read every Maternity Monday post, for instance!) and no matter how pleasantly your infant integrates into the world, the arrival…

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Maternity Monday: Welcoming Baby Home, What to Expect
Kids, Maternity Monday 6/15/2015

People often say that having a baby changes life dramatically. You understand them, but do you really comprehend those changes? Bringing a newborn home for the first time is both exciting and overwhelming. Diane Sampson helps parents understand these new challenges and lets them know what to expect in baby’s…

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Maternity Monday: Breastfeeding Barriers and Benefits
Kids, Maternity Monday 5/25/2015

When I meet with Ann Kellams, MD and Lynn McDaniel, MD, in the sunny conference room of the maternity floor, they speak eagerly and passionately about the changes taking place in the world of breastfeeding. [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"] Join us as we journey through preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond…

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Maternity Monday: The Partner’s Role in Pregnancy
Kids, Maternity Monday 5/18/2015

Forty weeks of pregnancy is a long time and can put a toll on a woman’s body. She’ll experience every emotionfrom stress to excitement to feeling out of control. Pregnancy can put a strain on a relationship as well, and without the emotional and physical support of a partner, a woman…

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Maternity Monday: UVA’s Free Prenatal Classes
Kids, Maternity Monday 5/11/2015

Are you a new parent or a parent-to-be and looking for some free advice? Oh Baby! is a free night of advice from UVA doctors. [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"] Join us as we journey through preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond in a series we call Maternity Monday.[/caption] Diane Sampson, education director…

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Infographic: Maternity Monday- Twins, Triplets and Multiple Births

You're not alone if you're pregnant with more than one baby. More recently, the numbers of multiple births have increased. Sometimes twins, triplets and more will look exactly the same (identical) whereas sometimes they look no more than typical siblings (fraternal).   Infographic text: Multiple Matters- Twins, Triplets & More…

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