Expert Blog Posts

  • Feb. 20, 2014

    Go nuts for good health

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    A growing body of research suggests that nuts play a role in weight control and heart health.

    6 comments
  • Oct. 24, 2013

    Pregnancy questions

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Got pregnancy questions? Don't be afraid to ask your provider what's on your mind about your health and your baby's health. 52 comments
  • Sept. 24, 2013

    Baby names

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Choosing a baby name isn't always easy. A Mayo Clinic specialist shares some advice on how to decide. 3 comments
  • Sept. 11, 2013

    Vulvar varicosities: I have varicose veins where?

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Vulvar varicosities can cause discomfort during pregnancy. Understand what causes this form of varicose veins and how to get relief. 42 comments
  • July 10, 2013

    Pregnancy care: Are students welcome?

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. In some practices, students are a standard part of the pregnancy care team. Will you welcome students to your birth experience? 0 comments
  • June 20, 2013

    Nutrition info may soon appear on alcohol containers

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do you know how many calories are in a bottle of beer? New rules may mean that you'll be able to answer that question via a nutrition label on the package. 2 comments
  • April 23, 2013

    Gas in pregnancy

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Gas in pregnancy can be embarrassing. It's common, though, and you can take steps to keep it in check. 48 comments
  • March 12, 2013

    Prenatal visits: Do you bring support?

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Do you attend prenatal visits on your own or do you bring a support person? Share your stories about prenatal visits. 4 comments
  • Feb. 26, 2013

    Tdap vaccine: Now recommended during pregnancy

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. As whooping cough makes a comeback, the CDC encourages the Tdap vaccine for pregnant women. 16 comments
  • Jan. 04, 2013

    Breast pumps: Choices abound

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Planning to breast-feed? Consider how far breast pumps have come since the earliest models. 2 comments
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