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Your Pregnancy Matters

Postpartum hemorrhage: How much bleeding after delivery is normal?

While some bleeding is expected following delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, or excessive bleeding, occurs in about 3 to 5 percent of women. Learn about common risk factors for excessive bleeding at delivery and potential treatment options.

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Bed rest during pregnancy: Is it really necessary?

Over the years, doctors have prescribed bed rest to pregnant women to help prevent complications such as miscarriages or preterm labor. However, no scientific evidence to date tells us it’s helpful – and, worse yet, bed rest might even do more harm than good. Learn more.

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Debunking 5 Common Pregnancy Myths

Women hear a lot of information and suggestions regarding their pregnancies. But how much of it is true? Let’s discuss some common myths that we hear from patients – and why they’re inaccurate.

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3 exercises to avoid during pregnancy – and 7 that are safer

From yoga to running, swimming, and even rock climbing, exercise is highly recommended for most women with normal pregnancies. That said, a few activities are too dangerous and should be avoided until after recovery from childbirth. Learn more.

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Holiday gift ideas for pregnant women – and some presents to avoid

If an expecting mother is on your holiday gift list, use these tips from Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., to pick the perfect present (and avoid unintentional hurt feelings). Tips include gifts new moms can use today and long after delivery. Learn more.

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Delivery update: Delayed pushing might do more harm than good

Delayed pushing during delivery is a common practice, but resting between full cervical dilation and the pushing stage might do more harm than good. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what women should know about delayed vs. immediate pushing.

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Patience is key: Understanding the timing of early ultrasounds

The first step women usually take once they learn they’re pregnant is a visit with an Ob/Gyn to have an ultrasound. In this week’s blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses the importance of understanding when the best times for ultrasounds are.

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6 things parents should discuss and agree on before their baby is born

There are a lot of decisions to make during pregnancy that will affect your new baby – and potentially your relationship with your partner. In this week’s blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses six key items couples should agree upon before the baby is born.

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What happens if my prenatal doctor hears a fetal heart arrhythmia?

Hearing the baby’s heartbeat at every prenatal visit is exciting, but sometimes the rhythm isn’t what the Ob/Gyn expects. While detection of a fetal heart arrhythmia can be scary for parents, it is fairly common and usually doesn’t indicate long-term issues. Learn more.

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7 ways to save money during baby’s first year of life

Having a new baby comes with extra costs, from diapers to feeding and beyond. But there are ways to cut costs without sacrificing value. In this week’s blog, Shivani Patel, M.D., offers seven categories to save money during the baby’s first year of life.