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Your Pregnancy Matters

Beyond the six-week postpartum checkup: How health care after pregnancy is evolving

The notion that the postpartum visit signals the end of a patient/doctor relationship is outdated. Instead, postpartum care should be treated as an opportunity to optimize a woman’s health for years to come. Learn more.

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What happens if I get pregnant with an IUD?

Many women rely on intrauterine devices (IUDs) to prevent pregnancy. While the devices are highly effective, pregnancy can happen while using them. When it does, it’s important to seek the care of an Ob/Gyn for pregnancy evaluation and treatment that may reduce complications.

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What all pregnant women should know about blood clots

Historically, women were advised to take to their beds after having a baby. But modern doctors know moving around as soon as possible after delivery is key to preventing harmful blood clots. Discover how blood clots can harm your health and how to reduce your risk.

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Pregnancy, depression, and suicide: How to get help

In the U.S., rates of suicide have skyrocketed since 1999. In this week’s blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses why it’s important for pregnant women and those who love them to be aware of the symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and how to get help.

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Pregnancy care: The gateway to lifelong women’s health

For many women, pregnancy is their first encounter with regular health care. As we learn more about how pregnancy affects women’s health long-term, more doctors must step up to the challenge of encouraging ongoing care long after delivery. Learn more.

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What happens if the umbilical cord is around my baby’s neck?

An umbilical cord sometimes can wrap around a baby’s neck before delivery. When it does, it’s called a nuchal cord. While this sounds like a scary scenario, it’s actually quite common and unlikely to cause problems. Learn more.

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Are more ultrasounds better in complicated pregnancy?

In the third trimester, women with problem pregnancies might have ultrasounds as often as once a week. But are all the tests needed? A spring 2018 study suggests frequent ultrasounds for growth or amniotic fluid checks might not benefit these moms and babies as much as previously thought.

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Eating for two? How to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy

During pregnancy, many women relish the opportunity to feed their sweet tooth or enjoy comfort foods that are full of empty calories. A treat here and there is fine, but gaining too much weight during pregnancy can cause problems. Learn more.

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Seven ways labor and delivery has changed for the better

Pregnancy and childbirth once were seen as clinical endeavors and not much more. But this is not your mother’s labor – it’s a whole new world of how patients and providers think about the experience of having a baby. Here are seven modern tips for a happier pregnancy.

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Having a C-section? What pregnant women should know

C-sections account for slightly less than 32 percent of U.S births and a large portion of these surgeries are planned. Robyn Horsager, M.D. provides insight on what a woman can expect prior to surgery. Learn more.