Growing pains during pregnancy are normal

By Jacqueline Lagana
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Believe it or not one in three women will experience unexpected changes during pregnancy. In two previous blog posts we have discussed Pregnancy Brain and A Return to Adolescence. This week we will look at the last of the three unexpected changes you might experience in pregnancy, growing pains.

Four Steps to Breastfeeding Success

By Dr Jed VanDenBerghe
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In recent years, I’ve been impressed by many of the new mothers who express a desire to breastfeed. Most are successful, but unfortunately, many struggle and decide not to breastfeed despite the well-known benefits associated with nursing. I believe that if doctors, nurses, and new mothers work together in four critical areas, there will be an increased likelihood for breastfeeding success.​​

Seasonal Allergies During Pregnancy

By Lindsey Deschamps MD
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As springtime approaches, so does allergy season. Many pregnant women are faced with this common problem, yet are uncertain about what they can do to minimize their symptoms while keeping their unborn baby safe. Allergies can be worse in pregnancy; as it is, up to one-third of women notice significant swelling of the nasal passages due to pregnancy alone. This can make allergies even more of a challenge to overcome.