Pregnancy and you blog

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • April 24, 2015

    Natural childbirth: A different kind of marathon

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

    Curious about natural childbirth? Consider this journey's rewards.

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  • April 08, 2015

    Weight loss before pregnancy

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

    If you're obese, weight loss before pregnancy can improve your health — as well as the health of the baby you're planning to conceive. Here's help getting motivated.

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  • March 14, 2015

    Listeria during pregnancy

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

    Worried about listeria during pregnancy? A Mayo Clinic specialist helps put the risk in perspective.

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  • Sept. 10, 2014

    Round ligament pain

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M.

    Round ligament pain during pregnancy is normal. But knowing this doesn't make it hurt any less. Find out how to ease discomfort.

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  • 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.

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  • Nov. 08, 2013

    Tearing during childbirth

    By Mary M. Murry, R.N., C.N.M. Recovering from tearing during childbirth can be painful. Find out how exercise, lubricant and the way you push might help prevent vaginal tearing. 1 comment
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