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What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?

What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening tests that will provide you with answers, IF you want to know. Here are some clarifying questions.  » Read more about: What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?  »


Understanding Postpartum Depression And How To Deal With It

Postpartum depression does not discriminate. You can develop it whether your pregnancy was easy or difficult. You can suffer from it if you are a first time mom or already have a child, married or unmarried, and it occurs in women of all ages, races, and education. Simply put, it can happen to any woman, even you. That’s why understanding postpartum depression and how to deal with it is valuable information for all expectant mothers.  » Read more about: Understanding Postpartum Depression And How To Deal With It  »


4 Prenatal Vitamins You Need and How to Take Them

Whether you are planning to become pregnant or gifted with a surprise, taking prenatal vitamins will only benefit you and your baby. OBGYN Associates of Akron suggests these 4 prenatal vitamins you need in order to prepare your body for a healthy baby.  » Read more about: 4 Prenatal Vitamins You Need and How to Take Them  »


Your Guide for Reducing Your Risk for Birth Defects

Birth defects are more common than you may think. In fact, about 1 in 33 babies born in the US has a birth defect, according to the CDC.  » Read more about: Your Guide for Reducing Your Risk for Birth Defects  »


Natural Pain Management Techniques for Childbirth

We have all heard the stories about how incredibly painful it is to give birth, but that hasn’t stopped a large number of women in recent years from deciding on a more holistic approach to the process.  » Read more about: Natural Pain Management Techniques for Childbirth  »


What’s the Connection Between Allergies and Pregnancy?

You’re already dealing with aches, pains, and (most likely) what feels like world’s smallest bladder. Now add in sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose and you’ve got a perfect pregnancy!
…or maybe you sense the sarcasm there. But, is there an actual connection between your pregnancy and allergies?  » Read more about: What’s the Connection Between Allergies and Pregnancy?  »


How To Prevent Prenatal Infections

Pregnancy is a joyful time for moms-to-be, but as you decorate the nursery and plan for the baby’s arrival, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent prenatal infections. They can be dangerous for both mother and baby.  » Read more about: How To Prevent Prenatal Infections  »


What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects.  » Read more about: What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus  »