• Diabetes Runs in the Family?

    November 20, 2022

    Does diabetes run in the family? Some risks to prevent diabetes are more in your control than others. […]

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  • Happy Genetic Counselor Awareness Day!!

    November 11, 2022

    Genetic counselors are certified healthcare providers who help families understand and use information regarding genetic conditions. Conversations are personalized for each patient based on their specific goals and questions, their family history, and the risks, benefits, and limitations of different genetic screens and tests. Genetic counselors also assist families with a genetic diagnosis connect with the appropriate providers for both medical care and social support. […]

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  • Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy: What To Expect

    October 17, 2022

    Cancer is a serious disease that can have a profound impact on a pregnant individual and their developing baby. Cancer treatment during an ongoing pregnancy is available in many, but not all, cases. It’s important to work with a team of healthcare providers who are experienced in caring for pregnant individuals with cancer. These providers can help you understand the risks and benefits of various treatment options and make the best decisions for you and your pregnancy. […]

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  • There’s No Shame in Seeking Care for Pregnancy After or During Known Substance Exposure

    June 21, 2022

    Expectant and new parents have a lot on their plates: managing all of the changes in their bodies as their new babies grow, handling all of the surprises that pregnancy sometimes brings, becoming physically and emotionally ready for the birth as well as caring for a newborn and herself after giving birth. Sometimes parents-to-be also have other challenges to face that are not frequently discussed or addressed like substance use during or after pregnancy. But expectant parents need to hear that there is no shame in seeking care for pregnancy after or during known substance exposure. […]

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  • Medical Care And Pregnancy After Sexual Assault

    March 30, 2022

    *TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses sexual assault. […]

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  • My Pregnancy Received a Genetic Diagnosis, Now What?

    February 3, 2022

    *TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses terminating pregnancy as a personal choice and does NOT include medical details or termination clinic information. […]

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  • Redating a Pregnancy

    February 1, 2022

    One of the most exciting details parents-to-be want to know is when their new addition will arrive. Due dates are, by their very nature, fluid. But when an expectant mother is given an estimated due date (EDD), it can be difficult to understand why the gestational age reflects a new or different due date. So what is the difference between the two and why are two sometimes different due dates are given to expecting parents? Let’s look at how the EDD and the gestational age are determined and what they mean for soon-to-be parents. […]

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  • IVF Financial Support Options For Patients

    December 30, 2021

    Being a parent is an amazing gift and experience, yet for some individuals, getting pregnant is a very difficult process. Options such as adoption and foster parenting exist, but many couples may be interested in trying in vitro fertilization as a means of having a child of their own. […]

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  • Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain

    What is a Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy?

    December 2, 2021

    All expecting mothers want their babies to be safe and healthy throughout their pregnancy. However, it can be difficult for mothers to regulate cravings, food consumption, and other intake-related symptoms that pregnancy causes. The myth that weight gain during pregnancy doesn’t count can be harmful. Gaining too much weight can increase certain health risks for the mother, the baby, or both. […]

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  • Family History and Genetics

    Why Family Health History Matters: Baby Receives More Than just Daddy’s Nose!

    November 1, 2021

    Genetic health condition You may have already noticed at your annual appointments, as well as visits with specialists such as your Ob-Gyn physician during pregnancy, that you are asked to report your family members’ health information. This often includes cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and known genetic conditions. All healthcare providers have some training in recognizing patterns of disease in a family that may suggest a genetic basis.  […]

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