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“The best first gift a woman can give her baby is a healthy home for the 40 weeks of pregnancy, ” said Amanda Nicols, a physician at The Woman’s Clinic. We suggest starting with a thorough check-up that includes a medical history and lifestyle evaluation. And don’t forget daily prenatal vitamins.

Once you become pregnant of course the care should become more vigilant. The gynecologists at The Women’s Clinic strive to maintain your health and health of your baby. They screen and monitor for any high-risk conditions and also spend time educating you and your family about pregnancy, birth and early parenting. It’s easy to take pregnancy and birth for granted, but there’s really a lot that goes into it.

The decision to have a baby is personal and life changing. If you are contemplating becoming pregnant you may have many questions and concerns such as: Is this the right time? Am I financially ready? While many of these decisions will be ones only you can answer, there are some questions and decisions that can be handled by your gynecologist. If you are planning to become pregnant soon, now is the time to consider your health and creating a healthy physical environment for your baby.

Most of our patients have many questions that arise during the course of their pregnancy. We provide this handbook to cover those most frequently asked.

The Woman’s Clinic Pregnancy Handbook

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What other tests do I need?

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Stress and Depression

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Zika and Pregnancy

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Later Pregnancy

If you want to have a baby it is important to talk to your Doctor. It is possible to deliver a healthy baby in your

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For women who are struggling to become pregnant, each month that goes by without conceiving brings on a wave of emotions. Anger, frustration, disappointment. These

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Postpartum Depression

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Pregnancy Loss

Nothing quite prepares you for the loss of your pregnancy. The grief can be overwhelming for some women and they feel alone and unable to

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Pre-Term Labor

Even if a woman does everything “right” during pregnancy, she can still have a premature baby. Here are the known risk factors: * Carrying more

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Cesarean Birth

For a long time the most common method of birth was having a vaginal birth, but sometimes it isn’t possible for babies to be born

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Am I In Labor?

There are a few things to begin looking for before you begin to go into labor. You may experience one or more of these and

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Pregnancy 101

Being pregnant is a time that is filled with excitement, anxiety and confusion. One of the first things you will need to do is confirm

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