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Protect Your Unborn Baby or Newborn from Infections Feb 13th, 2020

Protecting your baby is one of your most important jobs as a parent. You want to make sure your new baby is healthy and safe. While you can’t control everything that will happen to your child, you do have a lot of power to keep your baby safe from harm....

Tighten Your Pelvic Floor With a Kegel Exercise Machine Jan 1st, 2020

Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles that support your uterus, bladder, and bowels. Women especially benefit when they have problems with bowel or urine control. Kegels can also help prepare you for labor and delivery. While you can perform Kegels on your own, the movement is nuanced and potentially hard to...

When is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Right Choice for Remedying Menopause Symptoms? Dec 4th, 2019

For many women, the menopausal transition brings rise to symptoms that range from a mere annoyance to debilitating pain. It’s safe to say that menopause isn’t a fun fact of life, but it is a fact of life nonetheless.  Thanks to medical advancements, you can enjoy menopause with fewer, less...

I'm Pregnant. How Do I Know if My Pregnancy is High Risk? Nov 22nd, 2019

Most pregnancies are joyous events that go smoothly, without complication. But, in some cases, a woman’s health, complications with the baby’s health, or unforeseen issues (like twins) raise the risk that something might go wrong with mom or baby during development and/or delivery. At the practice of Alan Patterson, MD,...

Not Pregnant Yet? When to Seek Help Oct 8th, 2019

Getting pregnant isn’t always easy. In fact, conceiving a child is much harder than society makes it out to be. Infertility is still seen as taboo in many societies, but it affects more than one in 10 couples in the United States.  The causes of infertility vary, but one thing...

How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy? Sep 18th, 2019

It’s a big concern for many new moms-to-be: How will being pregnant change my body? Pregnancy is a time when weight gain is important for the health of your baby, but what’s normal when it comes to pregnancy weight gain can be confusing. You should be prepared to gain weight,...

You're Pregnant! What's Next? Aug 9th, 2019

Congratulations… you're pregnant! Now what? See 5 tips you should know.   #1 Once you've become pregnant and have taken a home pregnancy test that is positive, you need to schedule an appointment with the board-certified OB-GYN doctor who will be taking care of you, like Dr. Patterson. At your 1st visit,...

Considering Getting Pregnant? Things You Should Know Aug 9th, 2019

If you are considering getting pregnant, make sure you're doing these 3 things to heighten the possibility of conception and a viable, healthy pregnancy for you and for your baby.  #1 If you have insurance coverage, make sure your insurance covers pregnancy, maternity care and childcare to keep out-of-pocket costs...