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‘The Best Combination of Care’

New technology delivers the expertise of neonatal experts to rural patients in Vermont and northern New York.

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Top 5 Pregnancy Myths, Busted

Three experts within the University of Vermont Health Network offer advice on common pregnancy myths — from needing to eat for two, to exercise and more. Our UVM Medical Center chef also offers three recipes with pregnancy-boosting nutrients.

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For a Mother and Her Sons, Family Medicine is ‘a personalized experience every step of the way’

Sometimes patients want the emotional support of a simple conversation. When Ashley Marlow was pregnant and post-partum, she wanted a partner in her health care experience. “I always felt like we had a plan,” she says, “and I had an advocate.”

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Expecting Answers

For pregnant patients, the decision to get vaccinated can be stressful, but experts say the benefits far outweigh the risks.

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COVID-19 Q&A: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health category during COVID-19. You may have questions or concerns about the safety of the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and we are here to help.

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How to Host a Virtual Baby Shower

New parents need support from their friends and family, but it’s important, most especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, to keep these new families healthy. It is time to get creative. Virtual baby showers are a great way to celebrate the expecting parents without needing a large number of people to gather in the same space. Read more for ideas, tip and tricks!

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Miracle Micro-Preemie Triplets Overcome the Odds

After four long months in the NICU, the DeShane family and their miracle care team got these triplets home to meet their siblings. Read the remarkable story of births that spanned days, months, years and decades.

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A Mother’s Story: Delivering a Baby During COVID-19

So much of pregnancy is about preparation, and with COVID changing everything so quickly and frequently, it can be hard to ready for the birth of a first child. Read this personal story from a local mother who recently delivered her child at UVM Medical Center.

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The Best & Worst Baby Shower Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for a baby shower can be tricky. There are thousands of different gadgets and toys on the market, and it can be seriously overwhelming. Luckily, we have the scoop on the best and worst baby shower gifts to give, and the research to back it up. Let’s start with the worst

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“It wreaks havoc”: Five things to know about smoking during pregnancy

1. Vermont has one of the nation’s worst rates of smoking while pregnant. In a 2018 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 15.5 percent of Vermont women smoked during pregnancy. The only states with higher rates were West Virginia (25.1 percent), Kentucky (18.4 percent) and Montana (16.5 percent). Missouri rounded out the

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Preeclampsia: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman develops high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for mother and baby and may necessitate early delivery. Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and treatment We diagnose preeclampsia when a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure. She also begins to pass protein

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Infertility Awareness Week: When to See a Specialist to Become Pregnant

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. How do you know when you need help getting pregnant? Couples who are trying to get pregnant but are not succeeding can be under tremendous stress. On average, 80 percent of heterosexual couples will become pregnant within a year of starting to try. So, if you’ve been trying for a

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What is Endometriosis & How Do We Treat It?

One in ten women is affected by endometriosis, and though the cause of it is uncertain, it does appear to run in families. What is Endometriosis? It is a condition in which the cells that line the inside of the uterus (called the “endometrium”) grow outside of the uterus. Like the endometrial cells within the uterus,

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Healthy Diets and Habits During Pregnancy

Mothers to be have been cooking up lots of questions about what they should eat to ensure a healthy baby. Dr. Lewis First provides some food for thought on this topic.

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