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Baby Names

November 26, 2018

Looking for a baby name?

You get to name another human being! How exciting is that!!

Exciting yes, but maybe not as easy as you thought it would be.

Here are some of our ideas for...Read more

How to have a 6 lb baby

November 13, 2018

Everyone is talking about low birth weight babies

and with good reason…

It’s not a good thing.

First of all, Low Birth Weight means that when a baby is born, he or...Read more

Medication and Pregnancy

October 29, 2018

Do you take any "over-the-counter" medications?

Any prescription medications?

Vitamins?

Herbal medicines?

If you answered YES, call your doctor when you find out you are pregnant and tell them EVERYTHING that you take....Read more

Pregnancy and Depression

October 15, 2018

I have the Pregnancy Glow, so why do I feel so sad?

On the outside

Your hair may look great, long, lush, healthy and shiny Your skin has never looked better, pimples have disappeared Your fingernails are finally growing and...Read more

Morning Sickness

October 1, 2018

That sudden, overwhelming urge to vomit is often the first “ A ha” moment when you realize you might be pregnant.

I guess you could say that it serves a good purpose at that moment…

It makes you get a pregnancy...Read more

Boy or Girl?

September 17, 2018

Or is it?

When you find out you’re pregnant, it seems like most people you meet will have an old wives’ tale to tell you if you’re having a boy or a girl.

Are you carrying low?

...Read more

Signs you might need breastfeeding help

September 3, 2018

One day I was talking to April, our Lactation Consultant about how I felt like a bad mom when I had trouble with breastfeeding. She assured me that I was not alone and had these tips for nursing moms.

...Read more

Need a Nap?

August 20, 2018

What is it about pregnancy that makes a nap sound so good?

Maybe it’s being tired from all the running back and forth to the bathroom, maybe it’s the being awakened in the middle of the night by the kicks from what feels like an...Read more

Pregnant and Panting?

August 6, 2018

Did anyone tell you that exercise was an essential part of pregnancy?

If you’re panting just from sitting outside, you’re probably a pregnant woman in Louisiana!

It’s difficult to get in a good workout without panting during these hot Louisiana days,...Read more

The Beauty of a Baby Shower!

July 20, 2018

Who doesn’t like a good party?

Food, cake, and gifts are all great things, but add a pregnant woman and you have the best party ever! Yup, you guessed it! A baby shower!

I was more excited...Read more

Quench your Thirst

July 9, 2018

If you already drink 8 glasses of water a day, good job!

If not, you better head to that faucet!

Some women find it hard to drink enough water but here’s why it’s so important...Read more

Sweet Dreams

June 25, 2018

Oh, the dreams that pregnancy brings!

Now that you’re pregnant, have you noticed that your dreams have changed? All of a sudden you went from dreaming in black and white to full- blown, high definition, vivid color, big screen, action...Read more

Have you heard about Folic Acid?

May 21, 2018

Before you found out you were pregnant, you probably never thought about Folic Acid.

Now it’s one of the most important things you need to think about!

* It’s the thing every pregnant woman needs.

* It’s the...Read more

Drop-In Delivery

May 9, 2018

Drop- In Delivery: Why Emergency Room Delivery as your first doctor visit is a bad idea

One of the most important stages of any relationship is the “getting to know you” stage.

So true for the doctor/pregnant patient relationship!

Before delivery,...Read more

Eating for Two - Hitting the Food Jackpot?

April 26, 2018

I’m pregnant! Look out favorite fried chicken place, here I come!

Before you throw back all those extra calories here are a few things you should know about “eating for two”.

You really only need an extra 300 calories a day. That’s...Read more

Pack Your Bag, You're Having a Baby!

April 19, 2018

Now that it’s time to have your baby, what should you bring to the hospital?

Not as much as you might think…

Most of the necessities that you and your baby need will be provided by the...Read more

Taking a ride on the Pregnancy Emotional Roller Coaster?

April 6, 2018

Pregnancy can be one the most overwhelming, exciting, worrisome and wonderful times of your life. So, it is only natural that you will become emotional. Top that off with a serious boost of hormones, and you can expect to see some changes in your personality.

When I...Read more

Breast Milk Is Best!

March 6, 2018

Breastfeeding comes easy for some moms and not so easy for others. You fit in to one of these categories, so you’re completely normal!

Here are 5 fantastic facts about breastfeeding:

A breastfed baby has a decreased risk of ear infections, colds, stomach bugs and risk...Read more

I’m Pregnant, Now What?

March 5, 2018

You might think that all women just know what to do when they get pregnant. That’s not true!

When I got pregnant, even though I was a nurse and excited about my pregnancy, I had a lot of questions. I felt discouraged and frustrated and I didn’t know...Read more

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