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5 Facts on Vaccines and Pregnancy

5 Facts on Vaccines and Pregnancy

Getting vaccinated against flu and other contagious illnesses is one of the most powerful ways a woman can protect herself and her baby, before and after it’s born. UR Medicine pregnancy specialist Dr. Lisa Gray shares facts about vaccines’ safety and effectiveness.

Centering: A Prenatal Care Alternative

Centering: A Prenatal Care Alternative

Pregnant women often enjoy the advice and support of others who are expecting; that may be why an alternative prenatal approach called Centering is growing in popularity. Certified midwife Michele Burtner answers some questions about this group-based care program. 

A Royal Pain: Morning Sickness in Pregnancy

A Royal Pain: Morning Sickness in Pregnancy

The news of Duchess Kate Middleton’s third pregnancy—and accompanying morning sickness—sheds light on this unfortunate side of pregnancy, which can be a royal pain for many expectant moms. UR Medicine obstetrician Dr. Loralei Thornburg answers some common questions about the condition.
 
Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Keep Cool: Hot-Weather Tips for Pregnant Women

Extreme heat can be more than uncomfortable for pregnant women—it can also trigger some health issues. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg offers advice for keeping cool and protecting your baby’s health during the hottest summer days.

Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Fish Tales: What’s the Story on Eating Fish During Pregnancy?

Is it safe to eat fish when you are pregnant? UR Medicine Ob/Gyn chair Dr. Eva Pressman discusses the benefits and risks, and answers some questions commonly asked by expectant mothers. 

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