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Healthy Pregnancy FAQs
Kids, Podcasts 8/30/2016

In this week's podcast, OB-GYN Vanessa Gregg, MD, addresses some common pregnancy topics, such as exercise, diet, prenatal vitamins and alcohol consumption.

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Having a Baby at UVA: Delivery Options
Kids 7/21/2016

An important first step in preparing for having a baby is choosing someone to help deliver your baby. Learn more about all of the resources at UVA that are available to help you through pregnancy and delivery.

A UVA midwife with a new mom
How a Midwife Can Help You Have Your Baby
Kids, Podcasts 4/19/2016

Having a midwife doesn't necessarily mean a home birth or no epidural. Midwives are there for you before, during and after pregnancy and birth. This week's podcast explains the myths and facts of midwives.

healthy 30s
Be Healthy in Your 30s
Prevention 1/21/2016

As you age, your risk for certain health issues changes. We talked with Karl Clebak, MD, for his advice on things to keep an eye on during your 30s and tips to stay healthy throughout the coming years. Clebak is a primary care doctor who works at the UVA Lake…

A new baby at UVA never leaves mom's side.
Baby-Friendly: A Mom’s Birth Story
Kids 10/28/2015

Sherry Moon just had a baby. In fact, when I met her, her daughter Ashiya was just one day old. For Sherry, this is the fourth time she’s given birth. However, this time was different in a very positive way. Why? Not only was this Sherry’s first time delivering at UVA, but what also made the big difference for her were the new practices and policies UVA has instituted in the last year to earn accreditation as a Baby-Friendly hospital.

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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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