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Is Pregnancy Affecting Your Balance?

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Aug 16, 2017 3:15:34 PM

As you go through pregnancy, you might notice that you feel a bit off-balance every now and then. This could happen because you are:

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Topics: OBGYN, Pampered Pregnancy

5 Ways to Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Aug 16, 2017 3:14:23 PM

Being pregnant is one of the most ideal times to treat and pamper yourself, especially if you’re having to deal with morning sickness and hormone fluctuations. Although your partner, friends and family may already be doing things to help you out and make you feel as comfortable as possible, you can still treat yourself during those times you feel you need an extra pick-me-up.

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Topics: OBGYN, Pampered Pregnancy

How to Identify Braxton-Hicks Contractions

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Aug 16, 2017 3:11:24 PM

You’ve probably heard about Braxton-Hicks contractions and are wondering how you will be able to tell Braxton-Hicks contractions (or what some people call “false labor”) from the real thing.

The first—and most important—thing you should know is that it is essential to play it safe and not try to make a diagnosis yourself. If you're experiencing what you believe to be more than four contractions in an hour, or you have any other signs of labor, call your caregiver immediately.

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Good Advice for Soothing Your Colicky Baby

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Aug 16, 2017 3:08:27 PM

A colicky baby is one of the biggest challenges to new parents. Hours of crying, topped by the frustration of not being able to soothe or quiet your otherwise healthy and thriving baby can drive even the most laid-back parents to tears. 

What is colic?

Colic is a fairly broad term that applies to any baby who is completely healthy, well-fed and clean who cries for more than three hours, more than three times per week for over three weeks.

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Topics: OBGYN, Pampered Pregnancy

Using a birth ball before and after birth. Learn more.

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Apr 5, 2017 3:09:07 PM

If you’ve made a commitment to a natural childbirth, you may have a birth plan that includes soft soothing music and your partner by your side. You may have practiced imagining warm sandy beaches and mastered the art of breathing deeply and finding your focal point. We want you to know that we have the resources to make your natural birth and labor as comfortable and supported as possible. You’ll find:

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Gentle C-Section: Experiencing a more natural childbirth

Posted by Pampered Pregnancy

Mar 29, 2017 3:08:00 PM

Witnessing the birth of your baby. Holding and bonding with her right after giving birth. These are all moments you may be dreaming about but may have thought you would not be able to experience because you are having a c-section.

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Premature labor — how to reduce your risk

Posted by CarePoint Health

Dec 25, 2015 8:30:00 AM

It’s a sad fact that thousands of babies are born too early in our country each year. Some may be just a few weeks early, and are able to survive with proper care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). But even with proper care, babies born early may have developmental delays and health problems.

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Topics: Women's health, Prenatal, Pregnancy, Baby care

Pre-baby vacation — tips for a safe babymoon

Posted by CarePoint Health

Dec 23, 2015 8:30:00 AM

As your belly grows, you’re probably thinking about what life will be like after baby is born. And you’re probably well aware of the inevitable lack of sleep, countless diaper changes, and a temporary damper on your adult social time.

Knowing that this exhausting time lies ahead, many parents-to-be have taken the opportunity to go on one last vacation before baby arrives — a “babymoon.”

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Topics: Women's health, Prenatal, Pregnancy

Are keepsake ultrasounds safe?

Posted by CarePoint Health

Dec 21, 2015 8:30:00 AM

It’s a tempting prospect: getting a special “keepsake” ultrasound of your unborn baby, so you can have a nice video and photos to cherish. Across the country, many keepsake ultrasound businesses have opened and are advertising just that. But is it safe?

No, they’re not, say the majority of obstetricians and medical professionals. An ultrasound device is a specialized piece of medical equipment that should only be utilized by a trained technician. And ultrasounds should only be used as part of prenatal care, as recommended by your obstetrician.

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Topics: Prenatal, Pregnancy, Baby care

What a first trimester screen tells you

Posted by CarePoint Health

Dec 18, 2015 8:30:00 AM

One of the decisions you’ll make as a mom-to-be is whether to get certain screening tests done. They can provide you with information about your baby, but they’re not a necessity. It’s a decision only you can make based on your medical history and individual preferences.

One of these tests is the first trimester screen, which can be done between weeks 10 and 13 of your pregnancy. This test actually has two components: a blood test and a specific ultrasound test.

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Topics: Prenatal, Pregnancy, Baby care