Pregnancy and you blog

  • Sept. 28, 2016

    Labor fears? Consider hypnobirthing

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Labor fears keeping you up at night? Consider how hypnobirthing might help you stay calm during childbirth.

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  • Aug. 03, 2016

    Eating the placenta: A good idea?

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Are you considering eating the placenta after pregnancy? Here's what you need to consider first.

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  • April 14, 2016

    Planned home birth: Is home birth for you?

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Considering a planned home birth? Educate yourself before you make your decision.

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  • March 02, 2016

    Delivering a big baby: What's the big deal?

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Delivering a big baby can pose risks for you. But estimating a baby's weight before birth isn't as easy as it sounds.

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  • Feb. 06, 2016

    Pregnancy information: Are you overloading?

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Is technology bombarding you with too much pregnancy information? A Mayo Clinic specialist has some common sense advice.

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  • Jan. 17, 2016

    Winter pregnancy tips

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Dry skin, slippery sidewalks — being pregnant in cold weather can be challenging. Follow these winter pregnancy tips.

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  • Dec. 11, 2015

    Trying to get pregnant

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    If you're trying to get pregnant, you're facing some unknowns. Here's help keeping calm.

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  • Nov. 19, 2015

    Losing your mucous plug

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Losing your mucous plug during pregnancy is usually no reason to panic. Here's why.

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  • Oct. 28, 2015

    Pregnancy beauty routine

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Is it OK to use your usual skin, hair and nail products now that you're expecting? Here's what you need to know about your pregnancy beauty routine.

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  • Sept. 18, 2015

    Genetic testing during pregnancy: How to prepare

    By Julie A. Lamppa, C.N.M., R.N.

    Considering genetic testing during pregnancy? A Mayo Clinic specialist explains what to think about before you make your decision.

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