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Is Coffee Safe During Pregnancy?

August 9th, 2018 | By: Nancy Ripton
Why caffeine and pregnancy don't always mix
Is Coffee Safe During Pregnancy?

The last thing any pregnant woman wants to hear is that there's one more thing she should give up. But a study published in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found expecting mothers should monitor their caffeine intake, especially in early pregnancy.

The study followed more than 1,000 women throughout their pregnancies and found a substantial link between caffeine in early pregnancy and miscarriage rates. This wasn't the first study to find such a link, but it is getting more attention than past research.

Caring for Your Teeth During Pregnancy

March 8th, 2018 | By: Nancy Ripton
Dental care is more important than ever when you’re pregnancy, here’s the right way to care for your teeth.
Caring for Your Teeth During Pregnancy

“I was mistakenly told to avoid the dentist during pregnancy,” says Kelly Koppang, a Calgary-based mother of three. “Now, I’m paying the price.” Before having kids Koppang had only had one cavity in her life. Now she’s had eight, plus gum recession and increased sensitivity.

Does Your Back Hurt After Giving Birth?

June 21st, 2017 | By: Nancy Ripton
Here's why so many women suffer from lower back pain after giving birth and how to get some relief
Does Your Back Hurt After Giving Birth?

If you suffer from lower back pain after giving birth, you’re not alone. Almost 50 percent of women will suffer from lower back pain in the first few months after having a baby. Here’s why:

Is Prenatal Genetic Testing Right for You?

April 24th, 2017 | By: Sydney Loney
How to tell if your baby is at risk for birth defects and what tests you can take to find out for sure
Is Prenatal Genetic Testing Right for You?

About two to three percent of babies have some type of major birth defect, the most common is Down syndrome. Genetic screening and diagnostic tests can help you find out if your baby is at risk. Here’s what you need to know:

Why Pregnant Women Should Be Worried About Mosquitos

February 7th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
The Zika virus has pregnant women everywhere worried about travel to any warm destination. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
Why Pregnant Women Should Be Worried About Mosquitos

If you’re pregnant, you may want to re-consider any travel plans down south. Just thank your stars that we’re having a mild winter and forgo the Caribbean vacation for another year. Why? The Zika virus is spreading like wild fire through Latin and some parts of South America and the Caribbean. So much so, that the World Health Organization has declared the explosive spread of the Zika virus a national emergency.