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The Importance of Prenatal Care
by Kimberly Allen, RN According to the CDC approximately 4 million women in the US give birth every year, of those approximately one third will experience some form of pregnancy related complication.  Women that don’t receive adequate prenatal care have a greater risk that any complications that develop will... Read more
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
by Kimberly Allen, RN Pelvic organ prolapse is one of those conditions that is more common than people think affecting millions of women every year.  As many as 1 out of 2 women in the US will develop some form of pelvic organ prolapse.   In a woman’s pelvis there... Read more
Preeclamsia
by Kimberly Allen, RN Preeclamsia, formerly known as toxemia is a complication that can occur during pregnancy.  It is more common in first time mothers occurring in approximately 10% of women that are pregnant for the first time.   Most of them suffer from mild preeclampsia, however, approximately 2% have... Read more
Postpartum Depression

Most expectant parents are somewhat prepared for the excitement and joy as well as the anxiety and fear that come with the birth of a new baby. Few, however are prepared for depression. Postpartum (PPD) is a type of clinical depression that can affect both men and women …

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