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SEX DURING PREGNANCY

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

Many couples have a preconceived notion that once a woman becomes pregnant, sexual activity is essentially “off-limits” until after the baby is born. We asked a doctor and found out what is generally recommended.

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4 HEART HEALTHY NUTRIENTS

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These 4 nutrients have become “buzzworthy” when it comes to supporting heart health – yet it’s important to remember that none of them alone is a substitute for a healthy diet and balanced lifestyle. Learn more about the heart healthy nutrients we love!

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SHOW YOUR HEART A LITTLE LOVE!

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February is American Heart Month. Show your heart a little love with the following heart health tips/strategies abridged from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).1 Since everyone’s health needs are unique, always check with your healthcare provider before making any major changes to your lifestyle, such as the amount of exercise you do daily. Learn More

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SLEEP POSITIONS DURING PREGNANCY

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

Without any clear guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it has been reasoned that if a pregnant woman was to sleep on her back, her enlarged uterus would compress the blood flow (along with nutrients and oxygen) from mother to baby.

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7 NATURAL SLEEP REMEDIES

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We have compiled a list of 7 natural sleep remedies that may help, but if sleepless nights persist over time, check with your healthcare provider to see if it could be something more than a little insomnia.

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PREGNANCY AND BACK PAIN

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When you are 5’2” and 110 lbs to start, growing an 8 lb baby can feel like you are constantly carrying a ton of bricks right on your back, translating to extreme back pain. Nearing 150 lbs at the end of my pregnancy was a feat of immeasurable success. Not only was I lucky enough to be in the 1% with extreme nausea throughout my entire pregnancy, which made keeping anything down a chore, but my back pain left me wanting to crawl out of my skin.

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STRETCH MARKS DURING PREGNANCY
What are they and can they be minimized?

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It’s pretty much a given that we all want smooth, sleek skin, right? But the little things in life like a growth spurt during adolescence, being pregnant, experiencing rapid weight gain, or even menopause can make stretch marks a fact of life for many. But are stretch marks really inevitable or can you take steps to help minimize their very existence and/or appearance?

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DHA

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

Over the past several years, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has become a standard nutrient in the majority of prenatal vitamins. DHA is an omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA). Although EFAs are important in promoting overall health, they are not produced by the body, and therefore must be consumed though diet and/or supplementation. DHA, along with another omega-3, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body, counterbalancing the effects of Omega-6 series. Learn More

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PREGNANCY AND BACK PAIN

*Sponsored Blog Post

When you are 5’2” and 110 lbs to start, growing an 8 lb baby can feel like you are constantly carrying a ton of bricks right on your back, translating to extreme back pain. Nearing 150 lbs at the end of my pregnancy was a feat of immeasurable success. Not only was I lucky enough to be in the 1% with extreme nausea throughout my entire pregnancy, which made keeping anything down a chore, but my back pain left me wanting to crawl out of my skin. Learn More

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DHA IN A PRENATAL VITAMIN

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

Over the past several years, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has become a standard nutrient in the majority of prenatal vitamins. DHA is an omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA). Although EFAs are important in promoting overall health, they are not produced by the body, and therefore must be consumed though diet and/or supplementation …

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