Pregnancy

Should You Bank Your Cord Blood?

Should You Bank Your Cord Blood?

Four years ago, my husband and I learned we were expecting! Finally. After trying for years to conceive, my first thought was, “We are NOT ready for this.” So, like most first time mothers, I started researching. My best friend bought me the book Expecting 411. She warned me that some of the other pregnancy(…)

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Losing a Pregnancy, Finding Community

Losing a Pregnancy, Finding Community

I suffered my first miscarriage in silence because I followed the rules. I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant, because you weren’t supposed to announce a pregnancy until you were past your first trimester. That was the rule. The theory was that you didn’t want to have to tell everyone you had a miscarriage, if(…)

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Caring for High-Risk Pregnancies

Caring for High-Risk Pregnancies

The care and treatment of women whose pregnancies are considered high risk is a medical specialty not available in many communities. In fact, the service is usually only found in large university connected hospitals. In Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley we’re fortunate to have Dr. Margaret Carter, the only full time Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist(…)

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Top 5 Reasons to Walk 4 Midwives

Top 5 Reasons to Walk 4 Midwives

[list type=”bignumlist”] 36 Alabama Counties Have No Obstetric Care Alabama NEEDS midwives to fill in the gap, and give more woman access to good prenatal care. The Alabama Department of Public Health found that in 2011, 27% of Alabama white women and over 30% of Alabama black women lacked adequate prenatal care. (More info: here(…)

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Tips for a Healthy, Happy Pregnancy

Tips for a Healthy, Happy Pregnancy

Aside from a healthy baby pretty much every mother wants a normal healthy pregnancy. You know the one I’m talking about with that elusive mystical pregnancy glow you hear about? In the times of our grandparents this was easy to achieve but as our diet and fitness levels have changed we, sometimes, need to be(…)

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