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Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing

Prenatal tests are medical tests you get during pregnancy. They help your health care provider find out how you and your baby are doing.  First-trimester Prenatal Screening Tests First-trimester screening is a combination of fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing. This screening process can help to determine the risk of the fetus having certain birth […]

The Ultimate Guide: Traveling While Pregnant

Traveling safely during pregnancy depends on whether you have any problems that need special care, how far along you are in your pregnancy, and your comfort. For most women, traveling is safe during pregnancy. The Best Time to Travel The Best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancy—between weeks 14 and 28.Most […]

Birth Plans: The Basics

There are advantages and disadvantages to birth plans. The advantages include prompting young couples to discuss and explore the birth process, think about decisions that will have to be made, and open a dialogue with their care provider. The disadvantages include a feeling of failure if events stray from the plan and tension between the […]

A Guide to Exercise During Pregnancy

Fitness minded mommies-to-be often ask questions like “Can I keep exercising?” and “What kind of restrictions do I have for exercise?”. There are only a handful of studies published that look specifically at scientific data on exercise and pregnancy. For years, pregnant patients were advised to avoid exercise for fear of it increasing the risk […]