The gentle c-section: What it is and how moms, babies and families benefit

By Steven Tew
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The cesarean section, or the c-section as it’s commonly called, is where a mom delivers her baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus. At times, c-sections can be scheduled, but at others, they’re conducted as emergency procedures. 

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.