Week 22 Pregnancy: Baby Movement & More

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Week 22 Pregnancy baby movement and more

You’ve now entered week 22 of your pregnancy, 20 weeks from conception.  Morning sickness has probably ended, and while you … Read More

Week 21 Pregnancy: Pains, Belly Pictures & Symptoms

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Week 21 Pregnancy pains belly pictures & symptoms

You’ve arrived at week 21 of your pregnancy, 19 weeks from conception.  Congratulations!  You’ve officially entered the second half of … Read More

Week 20 Pregnancy: Fruit, Belly & Symptoms

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Week 20 Pregnancy Fruit Belly & Symptoms

Welcome to week 20 of your pregnancy, 18 weeks from conception! You’re halfway there!! Week 20 Pregnancy:  How big is … Read More

The Power of Natural Childbirth Affirmations

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The Power of Natural Childbirth Affirmations

When it comes to preparing for natural childbirth, we often think about relaxation practice and breathing exercises.  However, it’s important … Read More

4 Easy Tips for Early Breastfeeding Success

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4 Easy Tips for Early Breastfeeding Success

Your baby will likely begin breastfeeding within the first few minutes of being born.  The next days and weeks that follow … Read More

ECV: Should I Try External Version if Baby’s Breech?

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ECV: Should I Try External Version If Baby's Breech?

The best chance for a safe and healthy delivery comes when baby is born head first.  Complications increase when baby … Read More

Listeria in Pregnancy: Don’t Eat That Lunch Meat!

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Listeria in Pregnancy: Don't eat that lunch meat!

I’m 30 weeks pregnant with baby #6.  Last weekend, I innocently ate a few slices of turkey lunch meat while I was … Read More

GBS: Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy

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GBS: Group B Streptococcus in Pregnancy

At your last prenatal visit, your doctor or midwife informed you that you’d be tested for GBS on your upcoming … Read More

Kegel exercises during pregnancy: Do I really have to??

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kegel exercises during pregnancy

A lot of pregnant moms ask me about pelvic floor and Kegel exercises during pregnancy.  “Do I really have to … Read More

How to Provide a Clean Catch Urine Sample

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how to provide a clean catch urine sample

You’re about to attend your first prenatal visit, and you’ll likely be asked to provide a urine sample. Believe it … Read More