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Relieving Stress During Pregnancy

January 29, 2021

Pregnancy can be a very exciting time and at times it can also be very stressful.  There are so many changes going on with your body and your lifestyle.  It all can be overwhelming.  Not to stress you out even more, but dealing with severe stress levels may affect your pregnancy.  Being in a severe […]

Healthy Eating & Meal Prep Tips

January 21, 2021

So many of us feel tired or sluggish and often wonder why.  It has so much to do with what we are eating.  Ready to change the way you eat?  Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be drastic changes in order to make progress in your diet.  There are so many different diets […]

What Does Exercise Look Like While You Are Pregnant?

January 13, 2021

Want to know more about exercising while you are pregnant?  There are plenty of fun and safe exercises to do while you are pregnant.  First, always consult with your doctor prior to starting any new exercise programs. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a great list of Frequently Asked Questions to review as […]

Healthy Habits

January 7, 2021

When you think of starting the New Year, what is a common topic that one generally thinks of?  New Year’s resolutions, right? Whether we want to lose weight, exercise more, reduce stress, or get more sleep… we are determined to improve our life in some form.  We can cover some ground to get you started […]

Hypothyroidism Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism & Pregnancy

November 24, 2020

Finding out you’re pregnant comes with many emotions. Depending on the person and her circumstances, these may include shock, happiness, and maybe even a little bit of fear about the unknown. And if you have an underlying health condition — such as hypothyroidism — you may be wondering how it could affect your pregnancy and […]

Spotting vs Period

Spotting vs Period

November 13, 2020

When it comes to reproductive health, some women are an open book. They have no issue bringing up the subject and discussing it openly — with their friends, female relatives, and their doctors. Others feel like the topics are embarrassing or taboo, so when they have questions regarding vaginal discharge, they may feel adrift as to who […]

Braxton Hicks vs Real Contractions

Braxton Hicks vs Real Contractions

October 29, 2020

If you’re pregnant for the first time, you’ve noticed the long list of physical discomforts that come with it — such as morning sickness, breast tenderness, and having to urinate on a regular basis. As the pregnancy gets further along, you get swollen ankles, you feel fatigued easily, and trying to find a comfortable sleeping […]

What are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

What are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

October 29, 2020

When you’re pregnant for the first time, you experience a long list of new sensations. Morning sickness, breast tenderness, needing extra sleep, and having to urinate with frequency are some of the most common symptoms. Then there are the cute surprises — such as when you feel your baby kicking for the first time, or […]

Types of Ultrasounds

Types of Ultrasounds

October 12, 2020

Finding out you’re pregnant for the first time is a life-changing experience. You can be shocked, excited, and scared, all at the same time. Or, if you’ve had children before, you may be wondering how having a new family member will change the dynamics at home, or how much busier you will be. But, regardless […]

abnormal pap smear

Abnormal Pap Smear Test

October 1, 2020

Every year, women all over the country go to their gynecologist for their annual pap smear test — which is part of their well-woman exam. The routine is familiar. You arrive at your scheduled appointment, you’re given several minutes alone to undress and put on a paper robe, and you lay down on an examination table […]