Author Archives: Jeff Thorpe

You’re Pregnant! 5 Common Pregnancy Questions To Ask Your OBGYN

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! Whether you’re a first-time mom or a mother of four, pregnancy is an amazing journey that can be full of strange, funny, and sometimes embarrassing side effects. It’s also a time where most women expectedly have a few fears or might be a bit anxious. In general, your OBGYN is going to be the best […]

What is Pitocin?

What is Pitocin?

Pitocin is the synthetic version of oxytocin. Oxytocin itself is a hormone that your body naturally produces to start contractions during labor. But you may know oxytocin by a different name-the “love” hormone. Oxytocin is the same hormone that our bodies release when we snuggle up with loved ones or bond socially. As a medication, […]

What should I expect from my first prenatal visit?

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If you are an expecting mother you might be feeling nervous about your fist visit to your OBGYN. This is completely normal. To help ease the nerves, here is some information on what you should expect during your first visit. Make a list of your health history Your OBGYN will want to know the answer to the […]

Preeclampsia and pregnancy: 3 things you should know

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There are three important things you should know about pregnancy and preeclampsia: 5% of all pregnancies and 11% of first pregnancies are complicated by preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a major cause of death and complication for both mothers and babies. In patients at risk for preeclampsia, nutritional supplementation has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence […]