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July 01, 2014

Five Star Birthing Options

Local hospitals offer expectant mothers a host of delivery choices

Welcoming a new baby involves many decisions: Should we find out if it's a boy or girl? What color should we paint the nursery? What are we going to name our bundle of joy? But one of the most important and personal decisions an expectant mother can make is where and how she wants to give birth....more»
June 01, 2014

Research to Real World

Listening in the Womb

A pregnant belly is hard to resist, whether it's our own or someone else's…we all want to talk to it, read to it and sing to it....more»
February 01, 2014

Maternity and Delivery: Then and Now

How your mother's experience differs from your own

The experience of being pregnant and giving birth has changed dramatically over the years. Below, learn how the advice and opportunities offered to today's moms-to-be compare to those given to women from previous generations....more»
July 01, 2013

What I Didn't Expect When Expecting

Whose body is this anyway?

Congratulations: you're pregnant! Now what? If you're a mom-to-be, put your feet up and get reading! While you may be aware of the morning sickness in your future, there are many lesser-known pregnancy symptoms you may experience during the next nine months. ...more»
July 01, 2013

Monogram Maternity

A personalized approach to childbirth

On February 18, 2012, Ashley Eddie gave birth to a beautiful 6 pound, 10 ounce baby girl. Although Ashley's doctor wasn't on call that night, she couldn't have been happier with her experience. Below, Ashley talks about her journey with Monogram Maternity and how it worked out so well for her...more»
July 01, 2013

When Tests Get It Wrong

There are few things more devastating than losing a child — especially when it could have been prevented. The tiny lives lost each year from infection with Group B Streptococcus can be saved by better screening and appropriate treatment. ...more»
April 01, 2013

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Why it's important not to drink to your baby's health

Each year about 40,000 babies are born with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). All 40,000 of those cases were 100 percent preventable.The issue is confusing, and it's not. What's confusing is that women hear two stories when it comes to drinking alcohol during pregnancy. They hear that no amount is okay. Then they hear that well, maybe a little alcohol is okay....more»
July 01, 2012

How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

What to eat, what not to eat, and what expect while pregnant

Every mom wants her baby to have the best start possible in life. It's no surprise, then, that many moms worry about getting just the right nutrition for their baby to grow healthy and happy....more»
July 01, 2012

The Evolution of Childbirth Education

How women today prepare for childbirth

Back in the 1980s, childbirth education focused primarily on the methods of natural childbirth—how to breathe, relax and minimize pain—almost in a one-size-fits-all manner....more»
May 01, 2012

Women's Health

Putting yourself first

It seems, as women, we are always taking care of everyone else first and ourselves last, if at all. Sometimes it even takes some sort of medical crisis to get us to pay attention to our own health....more»
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