Birth Story of PJ, by Amanda and Michael

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Tweet It was February 13, 2013, payroll processing day for me at my job. My due date was just a day away, Valentine’s Day. I came in to the office as usual and met with my lovely colleague, Dori, whom I’d be training that day to cover for me while I was out on leave….

Planning to Start or Grow Your Family? A Fertility Research Study

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Tweet Fertility rates are continuing to decline in the United States. But, why? Environmental factors? Stress? Medication use? Diet? Researchers at Boston University are working to answer these questions and you can help! PRESTO (PREgnancy STudy Online) is an online research study designed to examine whether lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and medication use…

Morning Sickness Remedies – Suggested by Isis Moms

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Tweet We asked Isis Moms what morning sickness remedies did the trick for them. See what they had to say. Here’s the question: What “Morning Sickness” remedies worked for you? Other tips for an all-day sufferer? (This question comes from Isis mom, Jen, who says: “I’m sick every day. Started at 7 weeks on the…

The Birth Story of Michael by Bridget and Will

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Tweet Hi everyone! Before too much more time passed, we wanted to share with you how everything went. Spoiler alert! Michael Theodore was born on Sunday, October 13, at 5:07 pm, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Here’s how we got there. Over Columbus Day weekend, Will was in a wedding for a close high school…

Help! I feel sick all day, and Zofran isn’t working…

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Tweet At least once or twice a day, I am asked, “Is there anything I can do for my nausea and vomiting? I am taking Zofran and it is not working,” or, “it works for a little bit and then I feel sick again.” Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy are common, affecting 70-85% of pregnant…

Prenatal & Postpartum Sleep Disruption and Tips for Successful Slumber

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Tweet A new study, recently published in the journal Sleep, cautions that sleep disordered breathing during pregnancy can lead to adverse outcomes.  Researchers from the University of Michigan found that 53% of the 1,673 study participants reported habitual snoring. Chronic snoring (attributed to women who snored even before pregnancy) was associated with a higher risk…

Obesity in Pregnancy

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Tweet Roughly one-third of women between the ages of 20 and 39 will meet the criteria for obesity. (Obesity is defined by a “body mass index” over 30kg/m2. Body mass index, or BMI, is calculated based on your height and weight). Maternal obesity can complicate pregnancy by affecting the fetus and the patient herself. Outcomes…

Full-Term Pregnancy is A Two-Week Period per ACOG

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Tweet Until recently, the healthiest time for a baby’s delivery was thought to be during “term”, or anywhere from 37 to 42 weeks of pregnancy. However, studies over the last several years have shown that babies can experience different outcomes depending on when they are born during that five week period. As a result of…