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Pregnancy

What to expect if you’re expecting… more than one baby

The moment you find out you’re having a baby is life-changing and maybe a little scary—even more so if you find out you’re having twins, triplets or more. First, take a deep breath and focus on your joy and excitement. After all, your family is growing! That’s something to celebrate. If you’re feeling nervous, don’t …

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High-risk pregnancy? 5 questions to ask your OB-GYN

There are lots of reasons that any given pregnancy may be considered “high risk.” It might be a medical condition affecting the mom or a fetus with a heart defect or other structural problem. Or maybe you’re having twins or triplets (the more the merrier!). But don’t let the term “high-risk” scare you.  While we …

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Mom Wrist? Coping with hand and wrist pain during pregnancy and early parenthood

When most people think of aches and pains associated with pregnancy, they likely think morning sickness, backaches and sore feet. Issues with the hands and wrists would probably not even make the list. That is, unless you are among the hundreds of thousands of pregnant women each year who experience these problems. Hand and wrist …

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My pandemic pregnancy: An open letter from one mom to another

Dear mommas and dads-to-be, This isn’t how we thought pregnancy would go, is it? Who could have predicted that we would have to add a pandemic to our (already long) list of pregnancy worries and questions? And yet, here we are — because life doesn’t stop in the middle of a pandemic. We found out …

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Pregnant? 6 abnormal signs you should call your doctor

Morning sickness. Heartburn. Tearing up for no reason. Strange food cravings. Most women who have been pregnant know some or all these symptoms well.  As an OB/GYN who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and a mom, I am quite familiar with them myself. I also know that they are generally nothing to worry about. Most pregnant …

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5 questions to ask your OB/GYN about childbirth

Having a baby is unlike any other experience — there is so much joy, emotion, excitement and anticipation built into a delivery. No two experiences are the same, and many women even have different experiences with each delivery.  While we cannot completely prepare for what lies ahead during childbirth, knowledge and awareness are essential to …

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