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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. 

Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking. Learning that a treatment that can save your life might also dash your dream of having a family can compound that heartbreak to an indescribable degree. UR Medicine Fertility Specialist Dr. Wendy Vitek discusses options for preserving fertility through cancer treatment.

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