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Pregnant Women Urged to Get H1N1 Vaccine

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pregnant women who have contracted the H1N1 virus have died at a rate six times higher than the general population. Because of this physicians are encouraging expectant women to get the H1N1 “All pregnant women should be vaccinated,” urges Dr. Gerson Weiss, professor and… Continue reading Pregnant Women Urged to Get H1N1 Vaccine

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Fall Fashions from Motherhood Maternity & A Pea in a Pod

Aah, the joys of pregnancy! I really miss those days. Being an expectant mom over eight years ago was the best time of my life. I think it's because I was fascinated by how much my body was changing and how awe-struck I felt with actually carrying another human being inside my body. For those… Continue reading Fall Fashions from Motherhood Maternity & A Pea in a Pod

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Preventing Premature Birth

Did you know there is a higher incidence of premature birth among African American babies than Caucasian babies? According to the March of Dimes, more than 18 percent of African American babies are born prematurely, compared to only 11.5 percent of Caucasian babies. Given your increased risk of delivering a premature baby, ask your doctor… Continue reading Preventing Premature Birth

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Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish? New Research Says Yes

When I was pregnant in 1998 and 2001, eating fish was not an option. Every pregnancy book, magazine, and television show for expectant moms expressly recommended that expectant mothers refrain from indulging in delectable delights from the sea. Now, researchers have changed their tune and insist that pregnant women should consume at least 12 ounces… Continue reading Should Pregnant Women Eat Fish? New Research Says Yes