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DOES YOUR PRENATAL VITAMIN HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
5 Tips on Reading a Prenatal Vitamin Label

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Pregnancy often is a strong incentive to take better care of yourself. After all, you want to make sure that your body is up to the task of supporting the healthy growth and development of your baby. Establishing a regular exercise routine and a nutritious diet already may be on your list of pregnancy to-dos. Your doctor may add another beneficial item – prenatal vitamins.

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TOP THREE NUTRIENTS FOR PRENATAL HEALTH
Are you getting enough?

Dr. Michael C. Bartfield, M.D., F.A.C.OG.

We are living in an era of increasing obesity and diabetes in the United States caused in part by a plentiful food supply and increased portion sizes coupled with decreased activity levels. Entwined with the bounty of food choices for many is a lack of basic nutrient value in those diets.

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NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT!
A Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Allergy Season

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Allergens, including pollen, pets, and dust, can prompt allergic reactions. Those reactions – watery eyes, a runny nose, and a stuffy head – can make you downright miserable. But when you’re pregnant, allergies are nothing to sneeze at.

Allergies and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body undergoes many physical, hormonal, and chemical changes. Shifts in hormone levels can change how your body reacts to allergens, and even can stimulate new sensitivities.

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ARE OTC ALLERGY REMEDIES SAFE TO TAKE DURING PREGNANCY?

Dr. Michael C. Bartfield, M.D., F.A.C.OG.

Like most medication use during pregnancy, the benefits of use should outweigh the risks. This line of reasoning applies to the treatment to respiratory related allergy symptoms in pregnancy. Women should get their ultimate guidance from their obstetric providers on this subject, as many non-obstetricians are uncomfortable in treating any condition during pregnancy.

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MANAGING MORNING SICKNESS
Understanding the causes and finding relief!

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Your emotions during pregnancy can certainly run the gamut. But those butterflies in your stomach may be more than just excitement or nervousness. They may be one of the most common side-effects of pregnancy: morning sickness. 

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BUMP UP YOUR HEART HEALTH!
Heart Healthy Tips for Pregnancy

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Did you know that your heart beats 100,000 times each day and pumps 1.5 gallons of blood throughout your body to your vital organs every minute of each day – and that a woman’s average heartbeat is faster than a man’s by almost eight beats a minute?1  When you stop to think about it – that’s pretty amazing! That said, you need to show your heart a little extra love while you are pregnant, since your heart is now beating for two!

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TRAVELING WHILE PREGNANT?
6 Tips to Help Make It Easy on Yourself!

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From business trips to vacations and babymoons, today’s expectant mothers are more on the go than ever before. Air travel, cruises, train, and car trips, even international travel, can be safe for most pregnant women, as long as there are no specific medical complications or concerns.

 If you’re traveling while pregnant, be sure to check with your healthcare provider first. Then, fasten your seat belt, and follow these tips to help make your trip more comfortable, easier on you – and safer for your developing baby:

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EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY – CAN YOU DO TOO MUCH?

Dr. Michael C. Bartfield, M.D., F.A.C.OG.

The discussion of adequate activity levels during pregnancy is an important one to have with your OB/GYN. For most women, light exercise is fine, consisting of minor modifications to your regular, pre-pregnancy routine. For other women, however, maternal or fetal issues might significantly restrict activity.

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HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT KOSHER PRENATAL VITAMIN FOR YOU!

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Whether you are keeping kosher for religious reasons, dietary preferences, or both, it has become an important part of your daily life. If you did not grow up in a kosher household, you may have found observance challenging at first – but you feel that it was well worth it! 

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5 TOP PREGNANCY RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR!

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A new year has begun, filled with excitement, hope, and promise, especially if you are expecting a new bundle of joy! The New Year usually inspires resolutions. That said, we have compiled a list of five popular New Year’s resolutions for moms-to-be – are any of yours on the list? 

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