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Maternity Monday (Page 2)

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Maternity Monday: Working Out While Pregnant
Kids, Maternity Monday 4/27/2015

Spoiler alert: Your body is going to change when you get pregnant. It’s healthy and normal to gain weight throughout your pregnancy, but at the same time you can gain too much weight. Keeping yourself in shape may not be in the forefront of your mind, but doctors say that…

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Maternity Monday: All About Gestational Diabetes
Kids, Maternity Monday 4/20/2015

Gestational diabetes is a common condition that affects up to 10 percent of pregnant women. We talked to Annelee Boyle, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at UVA Health System to find out more about it. [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: Unusual Conditions in Pregnancy

Soon after the Royal Family announced Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum began making headlines. Many had never heard of the condition before, but women who get it experience such severe nausea and vomiting that they may need to be hospitalized. [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"] Join us as we journey through…

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Maternity Monday: Expecting the Unexpected — High-Risk Pregnancy
Kids, Maternity Monday 3/30/2015

Laura Aimone’s pregnancy was progressing along normally, although she did feel tired in her second trimester, which she didn’t expect. “I just kind of figured that’s what me being pregnant was,” she says. Her baby was measuring small, but doctors at University Physicians for Women at Northridge were monitoring it.…

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Maternity Monday: Stacy Lynn’s Miscarriage Story
Kids, Maternity Monday 3/23/2015

It’s a common story, about miscarriage — that there is no story. People don’t talk about it, and yet it can be a truly traumatic loss. [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] It’s also…

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Maternity Monday: Miscarriage, A Common Taboo
Kids, Maternity Monday 3/16/2015

I thought a quick scan through a Google search about miscarriage would reveal more information than I could fit into this blog post. I was wrong. In fact, my quick scan turned into a lengthy search, and the very large gap of information underscored a sentiment that seems pervasive: You don’t talk about miscarriage.

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Maternity Monday: Prenatal Vitamins & Other First Trimester FAQs

Parenting books and baby blogs are great resources, but they can also supply an overwhelming amount of information for newly expectant mothers. I took a look at some common questions for the first trimester of pregnancy and caught up with Vanessa Gregg, MD, for the answers. [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"]…

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Maternity Monday: Planning a Pregnancy

You’ve found the right job, you’ve got the right guy, you feel those maternal instincts kicking in. You want to get pregnant. It’s the natural next step, right? Although we realize that sometimes pregnancies just happen without any planning, learning the best practices to plan your pregnancy is helpful for any woman…

Learn about conception, pregnancy and newborn care in our Maternity Monday series.
Maternity Monday: Preconception, Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum FAQs

“Should I take prenatal vitamins before conception?” [caption id="attachment_9620" align="alignright" width="350"] We took you through preconception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond in the Maternity Monday series.[/caption] “Why doesn’t anyone talk about miscarriage?” “Does the baby really need all this stuff?” We looked at these questions and more in our maternity series: Preconception Planning…

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