During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

PCOS and pregnancy: What to know

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common condition caused by an imbalance of hormones that results in small cysts growing on the ovaries. PCOS mostly affects women in their late teens and 20s, and can cause irregular periods or infertility, as well as other health issues. PCOS is one of the most common causes…

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During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

Doula vs. midwife: Who does what?

If you’re pregnant, you may be weighing the differences of a birth doula versus a midwife. You may think that the roles are interchangeable, but the roles they play in the delivery room are very different.  What Is a Midwife? A midwife is a trained medical professional who helps women before, during and after pregnancy….

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Behavioral Health, During Your Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Postpartum Care, Womens Health

Help prevent neonatal abstinence syndrome by talking to a loved one

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there is a baby born with symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) every 15 minutes in the United States. It can be scary for pregnant women to seek treatment for substance use disorder due to fear of repercussions and possible stigma….

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During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Obstetrics

Alternatives for pregnant women who use ranitidine — also known by the brand name Zantac

Pregnant women who use ranitidine — also known by the brand name Zantac — to relieve heartburn and acid reflux should stop taking the medication and consider alternatives, according to obstetricians with Norton Women’s Care. Pregnant women often suffer heartburn, and ranitidine has been a popular remedy. Recent recalls of the over-the-counter medication, however, have…

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During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Flu, Obstetrics

Pregnant? Here’s why you need a flu and whooping cough shot

Getting a flu shot is important for everyone, but it’s even more critical for women who are pregnant. The same is true for the whooping cough vaccine. Why? The vaccines help protect you and help your baby fight off the flu and whooping cough after birth. Both can be deadly for a young infant. Despite…

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