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Can I go to the dentist when I’m pregnant?

Many pregnant women think they have to skip their dental appointments until after their baby comes. The truth is, for most women, routine dental care during pregnancy is safe – and recommended. Ask your dentist these seven questions ahead of time so your appointment goes smoothly.

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Yoga and pregnancy: A safe, effective fitness option for moms-to-be

Yoga has a number of benefits for pregnant women: it can help reduce pain and anxiety and help promote better interpersonal relationships. Learn how yoga can lead to a healthier pregnancy, as well as gentle poses to try.

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Is massage safe during pregnancy?

Body changes during pregnancy can be taxing on the back and legs. While a massage might sound heavenly, pregnant women need to follow certain guidelines to prevent preterm labor or infections.

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New research: Should more pregnant women be induced at 39 weeks?

Data released at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 38th annual meeting in Dallas has sparked a flurry of discussion among pregnant patients and obstetricians: Is routine induction of labor at 39 weeks actually a good thing? Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer weighs in.

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Cervical ripening methods when induction is part of the birth plan

Moms-to-be might want to induce labor electively, or they may need to be induced for medical reasons. Dr. Patricia Santiago-Munoz discusses the techniques we can use for cervical ripening, or preparing the cervix for labor.

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Why telemedicine may have a role in pregnancy care in Texas

Pregnant women in rural Texas often have limited access to specialty care. Find out how telemedicine programs can revolutionize pregnancy care, and share your own ideas for bringing telemedicine to the maternal-fetal medicine program.

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Which over-the-counter cold medications are safe during pregnancy?

During cold season, we get a lot of questions about what over-the-counter medications are safe to take during pregnancy. Dr. Horsager discusses which drugs are safe and which to skip.

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Should pregnant moms be concerned about gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is quite common during pregnancy and can cause serious illness or preterm labor in severe cases. Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer shares tips to manage the symptoms and avoid the disease, as well as when to go to the doctor.

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Latonya’s story, part one: Experiencing pregnancy from a wheelchair

Latonya Menefee is paralyzed, and she’s expecting her first child. Read her story, and learn how we tailor prenatal care to her unique needs.

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Dr. Horsager’s top five pregnancy stories of 2017

Happy New Year! Enjoy Dr. Horsager’s recap of her favorite 2017 Your Pregnancy Matters blog stories in this end-of-year review.