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What is A Healthy Diet and Exercise Plan While Expecting?

Feeling your best while pregnant and having the healthiest pregnancy possible means maintaining healthful eating habits and a routine of safe and effective pre-natal exercise. Maintaining healthy eating habits and staying physically active during pregnancy are essentials for your baby and you to be as healthy as possible. Of course, your physical activities and dietary allowances must be kept within appropriate limits. Therefore, include a discussion of nutrition and exercises in your list of questions to ask your gynecologist. You and your healthcare provider can develop the ideal pre-natal health and fitness program for you based on your personal needs during your pregnancy.

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The Ultimate Hospital Packing List for Expectant Moms

Be prepared for your hospital stay while waiting to deliver your baby. Make your hospital stay as comfortable and convenient for yourself as possible by packing your hospital survival bag in advance. There is nothing like knowing you are fully prepared and well-equipped to give you confidence and peace of mind that you are ready. One of the most useful pregnancy tips for your delivery day is to pack in advance for your hospital stay. Having everything you need will make it much easier to relax and be as comfortable as possible, and calmly wait for your new baby to make his or her grand entrance.

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Pregnancy Myths: Part Two

We know, there are a lot of pregnancy myths out there, and you should not believe everything that you hear—get the facts as we bust these five myths.  The myths in part one of this two-part blog post have been debunked; but do you know about the truth behind the following pregnancy myths? Take a look and see if you know the facts about pregnancy and your health! Then, if you have questions about pregnancy, contact your OB/GYN in Little Rock for informed answers and medical advice. Now, here are the last five pregnancy myths and facts in our series. Myth 6: Having sexual intercourse will injure your fetus. If you have a normal, low-risk pregnancy, having sex while you are pregnant doesn’t physically hurt your fetus. The amniotic sac and uterine muscles protect the fetus very well. And, a thick membrane of mucus seals off the cervix. Some women… Read More

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Pregnancy Myths: Part One

Knowing the common myths surrounding pregnancy can help you discover what is right for you and your baby. Much of what people believe about pregnancy is based on old rumors. Fortunately, modern medical research exposes many of the most significant pregnancy myths and facts. Some pregnancy myths are amusing, but others may cause needless worries, and yet others can lead to bad choices that risk fetal health as well as pregnant women’s health. Fortunately, findings from modern fetal research inform us about the realities of pregnancy. The following information is provided to help you dismiss myths about pregnancy and be prepared with facts. Myth 1:  A normal pregnancy is nine months. The term of pregnancy varies by up to five weeks less or more than the generally recognized nine-month mark. A normal term of pregnancy  is 37-41 weeks. The median length of pregnancy is 38 weeks and 2 days, and only… Read More

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