Tag Archives: pregnancy

Preconception counseling

Preconception counseling.  Often preconception counseling is not done, as half of pregnancies are unplanned. But, when I have a woman come to the office to discuss what she should do in anticipation of pregnancy or I see a woman of … Continue reading

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Does exercise increase miscarriage?

Regular exercise for up to seven or more hours per week is NOT associated with increased rates of miscarriage in the first or second trimester.  Woman can do low or high-intensity exercise including aerobics, jogging, cycling and swimming without risk of … Continue reading

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The Zika Virus: What to know?!

How long has this infection been around?  The Zika virus has been in the news recently. But, it is not new.  It was first isolated from a monkey in 1947 in Uganda.  Then there was an outbreak in Micronesia in 2007.  It … Continue reading

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Pregnant mothers are encouraged to eat peanut butter

Yes.  It was found that consumption of peanuts and tree nuts during pregnancy may prevent their children from developing nut allergies. The study supports the thought that early allergen exposure increases the tolerance and lowers the risk of childhood food … Continue reading

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Wanting to conceive?

If you are a woman wanting to conceive, there is no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements will improve your fertility. Research was compiled from 28 trials with over 3500 women attending fertility clinics.  Women who took antioxidant supplements were no … Continue reading

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Pregnant? You need a Tdap!

Tdap is a vaccine–containing tetanus and pertussis.  A new immunization schedule recommends that a dose of the Tdap vaccine be given to all women during each pregnancy, whether or not she has received the vaccine before.  This is a change! … Continue reading

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Pregnant ladies. Have you come in for your flu vaccine yet?

It’s not too late for the flu vaccine for this year!  The flu vaccine in pregnancy has been shown to benefit both the pregnant woman and the fetus in a few different ways. Duke University did a study of 1600+ women showing those who … Continue reading

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