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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. 

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.

Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

While the profession of midwifery has evolved with modern health care, misperceptions persist based on centuries-old images or misunderstandings. UR Medicine certified nurse midwife Michele Burtner sorts out facts from some of the fiction.

Morning Sickness: The Good News

Morning Sickness: The Good News

If morning sickness—and worry over treating it—overshadows the thrill of being pregnant, you may be happy to learn that a popular nausea medication appears to be safe for both mom and baby. A major study, published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, reinforces the safety of metoclopramide (Reglan), which is often prescribed when other treatments don’t ease severe symptoms.