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The GD Diet

CommentsPosted by: Mari Walker on Feb 10, 2016 in Pregnancy

After I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 17 weeks I assumed I’d be following a low carbohydrate diet. I have experience with that from the South Beach diet that I used before my first pregnancy and smart carb dieting recommended by the staff of the Metabolic Clinic while I successfully managed my insulin resistance […]

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Why take the risk?

The following post was written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), which are physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities that last a lifetime. More than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, […]

What to Expect at Your First Diabetes Center Visit

CommentsPosted by: Mari Walker on Jan 26, 2016 in health, Pregnancy

I met with Ellie, a diabetes nurse educator, and Sara, a dietitian, at the Woman’s Hospital Diabetes Center about a week after I failed the three-hour glucose test. I was surprised when I called to schedule the appointment that someone actually answered the phone – there’s no answering service like I’m used to with my […]

Gestational Diabetes Diary

CommentsPosted by: Mari Walker on Jan 12, 2016 in health, Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is just what it sounds like – diabetes that arises during gestation. It’s usually diagnosed with a glucose challenge (the dreaded orange drink test) around week 24-28 of the pregnancy. Most women pass the test no problem and continue with their normal pregnancies. (That’s what happened to me with my first pregnancy in […]

Baby Steps 5K Gives Couple Another Chance at Fertility

After two years of trying to get pregnant with no results, Ashton and Jason Fox were beginning to think that a baby just wasn’t in the cards for them. The couple had gone through traditional methods, sought the advice of Ashton’s OB/GYN for possible tips and then approached Woman’s reproductive specialist Dr. Bobby Webster for […]

Why is skin-to-skin contact beneficial for moms and babies?

Skin-to-skin contact has excellent benefits for both you and baby. During skin-to-skin contact, baby can feel your warmth and hear your heartbeat and breathing. Relaxing hormones are released in both you and baby, allowing you to bond. Frequent eye and voice contact during skin-to-skin helps with bonding as well. The practice also promotes baby’s natural […]

Woman’s Presents Baby Grand

  Whether you’re pregnant or you just gave birth to your baby boy or girl, your child is the center of your world and you want the absolute best for him or her from the very start. But where do you start? On Saturday, Oct. 24, Woman’s Hospital will host its semi-annual Baby Grand event […]

The Peanut Ball: Not as Nutsy of a Labor Option As It May Appear

CommentsPosted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Oct 13, 2015 in Pregnancy

The following post was written by Tasha Elbert, RN, with Woman’s Hospital. When compared to a vaginal delivery, cesarean deliveries come with a long list of possible side effects, including infection, bleeding, abdominal and urinary trauma, prolonged recovery periods and many long-term effects associated with major abdominal surgery. Sometimes cesarean delivery is necessary, especially in cases […]

How to Make Home Safe for Your Baby

There are many precautions you can take to make your home as safe as possible for your baby.

Food Safety During Pregnancy

Food safety is important for everyone, but is especially important during pregnancy. During pregnancy, some hormones change your immune system, making you more vulnerable to foodborne illnesses. Unborn babies are also susceptible because their immune systems are not developed. Make sure that you cook foods thoroughly, especially meat, eggs and fish; use a food thermometer, […]

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