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5 Stretches All Pregnant Mothers Should Be Doing

Pregnancy takes a toll on your body, no doubt. Sciatica and back pain are extremely common at this time. Staying limber helps alleviate the pain and lowers risks for injury. One of the best and easiest ways to stay limber is by stretching. And, as a bonus, stretching your muscles, tendons and ligaments provides relief […]

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Exercise, Mental Health and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to banish the blues, feel energized and relieve stress. No matter your fitness level or your skill set a quick 30-minute workout improves your mood and your quality of life. When you’re pregnant a daily fitness break becomes more crucial to your physical and mental wellbeing. […]

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These 6 Exercises Will Help You Keep in Shape During Pregnancy

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! The good news is your baby is growing inside your uterus and no amount of normal exercise is going to change that. In fact, especially for those who have a practice of regular exercise, be it running, yoga, biking, swimming or even strength training, maintaining your regular workouts for the duration of […]

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How Strength Training Affects Fertility

Strength training is a healthy fitness trend that’s really taken off in recent years. This form of exercise uses resistance to tone muscles and improve strength and endurance. You can incorporate the use of resistance bands, use isometrics and even plyometrics (jump training) but most people associate strength training with lifting weights. If you incorporate […]

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How Does Psychotherapy Help During Infertility Treatment?

Infertility is a problem that impacts roughly 9% of men and 11% of women across the US. As mental wellness becomes more normalized in society more individuals are seeking counseling from a licensed professional to deal with difficult aspects of their lives. Infertility treatment is certainly a challenging experience; one that is hard on couples […]

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The Truth About Covid Vaccines and Preterm Delivery

It’s no surprise that pregnant women focus on the health and wellness of their unborn children, first and foremost. However, your baby’s health is dependent on your own to a large degree. That’s why it’s very concerning to the medical community that statistics show only about a third of pregnant women in the US are […]

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Can I Get Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy?

As we’ve all heard by now COVID-19 takes a far greater toll on pregnant people than of people the same age who are not pregnant. Pregnancy lowers your body’s immune response and for those who contact the COVID virus during pregnancy the odds are much greater for hospitalization, ICU, intubation and death. And, according to […]

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Will COVID Affect My Baby if I Am Not Vaccinated?

With all of the changing information regarding COVID-19 and its variants the CDC and physicians continue to stand firm in their recommendation that pregnant people obtain the vaccine. The CDC strongly encourages the COVID-19 vaccination for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become […]

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What Are the Complications With Covid Infection During Pregnancy?

Covid-19 and its variants continue to impact day-to-day life for people across the globe. After 19 months of the pandemic most of us in the United States are eager to get back to some semblance of normal. For many that means taking their plans for growing their family off pause and moving forward. Pregnancy places […]

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Genetic Carrier Screening: I’m Healthy So Do I Really Need it?

For couples and individuals with a history of genetic disorders a carrier screening test brings peace of mind. Doctors typically recommend genetic carrier screening if you or your partner are at high risk for passing on certain diseases like Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis. Of course, you don’t always know whether you’re a carrier and not […]

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