Pregnancy and you blog

  • March 03, 2017

    Breast milk sharing: How does it work?

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

    Breast milk sharing can be a great gift, but there are risks involved.

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  • Nov. 11, 2016

    Vaginal seeding after a C-section: Get the facts

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

    Vaginal seeding after a C-section carries possible benefits and risks for a baby. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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  • 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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