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Third Birth: First-Rate Experience

By |2022-04-05T11:14:10-04:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

When Gillian Davis, 39, learned she was expecting another child, she knew what she wanted—and didn’t want—for her third baby’s birth. Gillian had gained over 100 pounds with her last pregnancy and had developed polyhydramnios, a condition in which there is too much amniotic fluid around the baby during [...]

ER Nurse Welcomes Healthy Twins During COVID-19

By |2021-06-15T16:35:36-04:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , , |

When Kristen Connors McEvoy, RN, learned she was having twins last spring, she kept working as the clinical leader in CentraState’s busy Emergency Department. And then the COVID-19 crisis hit. While all healthcare workers were anxious about the virus, her pregnancy brought another level of concern. With the advice [...]

Healthy Recipes for Expecting and New Moms

By |2018-09-04T08:56:04-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

Expectant mothers need to be sure they get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins to help ensure they get the nutrients they need for their unborn baby’s development. The following are two recipes that are ideal for prenatal meals. Chicken Ratatouille Served over rice, this delicious dish is loaded with vegetables [...]

Ready to Start a Family? 4 Things to Know

By |2018-08-21T08:50:19-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting, Women’s Health|Tags: |

There are a few key things Ob/Gyns want women to do before starting a family. Schedule a visit with an Ob/Gyn before trying to conceive to evaluate your health, medical history, menstrual cycle, and ensure the healthiest pregnancy possible. Quit any bad habits like smoking and drinking. Eat healthy and make sure [...]

Zika Virus and the Threat to Pregnant Women

By |2018-08-30T12:48:39-04:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

By Alfred DeLuca, M.D. We’ve all heard about the Zika virus outbreak in faraway places like South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands (Hawaii, Samoa) and Central America--but how does it affect us here in New Jersey? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have confirmed nearly 400 travel-related [...]

New Study Recommends Women Screen for Depression Before and After Giving Birth

By |2020-02-27T11:06:48-05:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

In the past decade, we’ve embraced the importance of screening, diagnosing and treating post-partum depression. But a new study found that the depression may actually start during the pregnancy. This finding suggests that if we can diagnose and begin treating depression sooner, the new mother will face less severe [...]

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