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Do I have Prediabetes?

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When I was pregnant, I used to have higher blood sugar in the morning and they would always need to blood test me to make sure my sugar levels were alright. They sent me for additional testing, but fortunately I did not develop any gestational diabetes. It was scary as …

#TakeCareChat TODAY (6-25) at 1pm EST

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JOIN Bloggin’ Mamas TODAY from 1p-2p EST for a #TakeCareChat Twitter Chat to learn more about Get Covered America and your options under the ACA. We’re helping to raise awareness about the new coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and the financial assistance available. Since we’re talking …

Are They Having a Stroke?- American Stroke Month

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This post is being shared as part of a Bloggin’ Mamas for Social Good Campaign, completed in conjunction with Element Associates. 

 
 
Did you know that stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading preventable cause of disability in the US? Each year, about 795,000 Americans suffer a new …

#GetCovered America Campaign and Twitter Chat 3-11-14 at 1p EST

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Did you know that more than 1 in 6 Americans don’t have health insurance?
And that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)? ( 1 in 5 African Americans are uninsured. 1 in 4 Hispanics are uninsured.)
Most are …

A First Time At Home Birth

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 Mommy To Be,Mommy To Be Health 13 January 2011

By Melissa Allen-Gleason
“Well if you go into labor or have bleeding go to your nearest hospital.” This advice changed the course of my second pregnancy and my perception of birth as I know it today.
I was just into my third trimester and finally off bed rest from a condition called …

Yeast Infections During Pregnancy

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 May 2010

By Heather Lopez

According to the American Pregnancy Association, yeast infections are more common during pregnancy than any other time in a woman’s life, especially during the second trimester. (1) I experienced multiple yeast infections during my first pregnancy and my doctor told me that once you get one, it makes it easier …

High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 March 2010

by Michelle A. Finkel, MD
High blood pressure associated with pregnancy — also called hypertension in pregnancy — is defined as a blood pressure of greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg systolic (the top number in blood pressure readings) and greater than 90 mm Hg diastolic (the bottom number). …

Tips for drug-free morning sickness relief

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 January 2010

By Romy Taormina

Psi Bands were invented by two moms who were sick of the morning sickness they had to endure during their pregnancies. Many sources estimate that 80% of pregnant women experience the dreaded “morning sickness” –itself a misnomer, as anyone who has suffered through it can tell you that …

Episiotomies, Tears, & Incisions, Oh My!

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 Mommy To Be Health 1 December 2009

By Debra Geymayr and Heather Lopez
Do these words strike fear in your heart? An episiotomy is an incision between your vagina and your anus and was traditionally done to prevent larger tears and postpartum incontinence. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, this procedure is pretty much unnecessary unless you have …

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