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What to Expect During Prenatal Care?

What to Expect During Prenatal Care?

Written by Medical Contributor: Dr. Cristina Zottola Office visits with an OBGYN provider will vary in frequency in each pregnancy based on individual needs and risk factors.  The goal of prenatal care is to ensure all patients are cared for during and after pregnancy to ensure safe and healthy pregnancies and deliveries. The typical frequency of office visits is as follows for uncomplicated pregnancies: Initial...

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It's like a roller coaster for your breasts.

It's like a roller coaster for your breasts.

By Rachel Grumman Bender During pregnancy, you're likely focused on your growing belly and how your unborn baby's size compares to various fruits and vegetables ("He's the size of a kiwi now!"). But there's another big bodily change that's going on: You're dealing with pregnancy boobs. From feeling like they're going to burst out of your old bras to watching your areolae take up more...

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What Foods Should I Avoid in Pregnancy?

What Foods Should I Avoid in Pregnancy?

Written by: Medical Contributor Dr. Cristina Zottola It is important for pregnant patients to eat well balanced meals and get all the essential vitamins and minerals on a daily basis. It is important for pregnant women to avoid illness that can be spread by food and certain techniques to avoid food poisoning in pregnancy include: Washing food thoroughly prior to consumption Keeping kitchen, cooking instruments,...

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7 Things That Lump in Your Breast Could Be Besides Cancer

7 Things That Lump in Your Breast Could Be Besides Cancer

Found a lump? Don’t panic: 85 percent of all breast lumps have nothing to do with cancer.  Dr. Tara Shirazian for TheHealthy.com See full article here.   The most common type of breast growth is a fibroadenoma—a fancy word that really just means lump, according to Jeanne Conry, MD, ob-gyn and chair of The National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiate. The solid, non-cancerous tumors are...

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Mama Says...

The pillow is a nice size and fits in my tote bag without being like "HEY I'M A PILLOW" to everyone at work.

Claire25 weeks pregnant

The pillow's density and shape are a perfect relief to long hours of sitting. I imagine I will continue to use it post pregnancy!

Sarah20 weeks pregnant

The postpartum panty ice packs were an AMAZING feature. The high waist fits comfortable, the material is so stretchy and breathable. The super absorbent liner catches everything.

Raquel2 weeks postpartum

My favorite use for the pillow was lying down on my left side and the pillow in between my legs. I felt so much relief off my lower back and hips - my hips are always sore and tight.

Jessica31 weeks pregnant

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