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3 Common Practices to Sidestep During Your Pregnancy

7 Tips for Dealing with Morning Sickness

With the recent news from Kensington Palace that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child, also came the confirmation that Princess Kate is once again battling hyperemesis gravidarum, as she did in her two previous pregnancies. What is this condition and how common is it? Hyperemesis gravidarum, which is marked by […]

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What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes and Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes and Nutrition

Eating well helps all women stay healthy during pregnancy, but if you have gestational diabetes, choosing the right food to eat is even more essential. That’s because high blood sugar levels can be dangerous for your health and your baby’s health. The good news is that many women with gestational diabetes are able to effectively manage […]

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Endometriosis 101

Endometriosis 101

If you have endometriosis, you are not alone. This painful, chronic condition affects as many as 6.3 million women in the U.S. and millions more worldwide, according to the Endometriosis Association. Although birth control medications can help to lessen the symptoms, they are not always the answer—especially if you are trying to get pregnant. Written […]

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Gregory Glover M.D. Tennova Healthcare

Is Your Bladder in Control?

More than 15 million Americans experience urinary incontinence, a condition characterized by the inability to control urine. Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract account for this difference. Urinary incontinence can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and, in some cases, embarrassing. However, it’s not an inevitable part of aging. […]

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3 Common Practices to Sidestep During Your Pregnancy

Preventing C-Sections: 3 Common Practices to Sidestep During Pregnancy

I’m part of a group of women I call the “Cesarean Sisterhood.” For various reasons, and in consultation with our respective doctors, we each made the decision to have a C-section birth. In my case, my stubborn second son insisted there was no way he was entering the world head first. So, he put his […]

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Midwifery Today: A “Modern Hippie” Hospital Birth

Midwifery Today: A “Modern Hippie” Hospital Birth

While OB/GYNs are still the go-to professionals for infant deliveries in the United States, midwife-attended births are growing in popularity. And the majority of those births now occur in hospitals. I must admit, the first time I heard the word “midwife” I thought of somebody in a peasant blouse and blue jeans, wearing a floral […]

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