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Checking Your Thyroid During Pregnancy + Maternity Style

The second most likely diagnosed disease during pregnancy behind breast cancer is thyroid cancer. We don't hear about thyroid disease very often, but an estimated 20 million people have been diagnosed with some form of thyroid disorder. Pregnant women with undiagnosed or inadequately treated hypothyroidism have an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and severe… Continue reading Checking Your Thyroid During Pregnancy + Maternity Style

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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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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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Be a Smart, Savvy Mommy-to-Be: Register for Mocha Manual University

I talk a lot here about having a healthy pregnancy. Being and staying healthy while you are expecting is going to give your baby the best chance for a beautiful start. And, it will also give you the peace of mind knowing you are living the best possible life during your nine months of gestation.… Continue reading Be a Smart, Savvy Mommy-to-Be: Register for Mocha Manual University