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Who should consider low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia?

Aspirin helps reduce heart attack and stroke risk in older adults, but in low doses it’s also one of the only effective tools to prevent preeclampsia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy. Jamie Morgan, M.D., discusses how it works and who might benefit.

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6 factors that won’t decrease your breast milk supply

Many women worry that everyday activities such as drinking coffee or exercising will decrease their breast milk production. In this week’s blog, Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses the top concerns women mistakenly stress over when it comes to their milk supply. Learn more.

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How can I use fenugreek to increase my breast milk supply?

Fenugreek, a type of seed, has been used for years by women to increase breast milk production. But does it work? Shivani Patel, M.D., says it can help. In this week’s blog, learn how to make fenugreek tea and other tasty recipes to boost your supply.

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How early can home pregnancy tests show positive results?

Many home pregnancy tests are advanced enough to detect pregnancy several days before a missed period. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what women need to know before choosing a home pregnancy test.

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4 factors that can decrease breast milk supply – and how to replenish it

The amount of breast milk a woman produces after childbirth depends on a variety of factors. For example, stress and dehydration can decrease the milk supply. In this week’s blog, Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses four common lactation-reducing factors and how to fix them. Learn more.

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Beyond healthy babies: Why we discuss vaccines, maternal health during pregnancy

More and more, prenatal care is focusing on women’s long-term health as well as fetal development. In this week’s blog, discovery why Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., and her team discuss vaccinations and non-pregnancy-related health issues with patients during prenatal visits.

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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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Is surgery during pregnancy safe? What moms-to-be should know

What if a pregnant mom develops appendicitis? The need for non-obstetrical surgery when you’re pregnant can be scary, stressful, and quick-to-happen. Moms-to-be should know the facts and what questions to ask in case non-obstetrical surgery becomes necessary.

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What pregnant women need to know about Lyme disease

If family travel plans include hiking or relaxing in nature, take precautions against tick bites that can cause Lyme disease. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., offers tips to reduce the risk.

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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.