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Benefits of Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

                Generally speaking, there are countless benefits to eating healthy. Just to name a few, a nutritious diet yields a woman more sustainable energy, a stronger immune system, and the reduced risk of disease. Pregnant woman need to be particularly careful about what they eat because they are [...]

Is it Normal to Bleed During Pregnancy?

Image via Pexels Although frightening, bleeding during pregnancy is not always a cause for concern. In fact, bleeding during the first trimester is actually common and most likely harmless. If bleeding occurs during the second and third trimesters, however, it may be a sign of a more serious complication. No matter where you are in [...]

Reduce Your High-Risk Pregnancy with Early Action

                Image via Pexels No two pregnancies are alike. With every pregnancy comes the possibility of complications, whether they are mild or severe. Dealing with a high-risk pregnancy highlights these complications and can be harmful to both the mother and the child. Some major contributing factors to a [...]

6 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Parents-to-Be

Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t spend a romantic Valentine’s Day together. Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to express your love for each other and focus on you as couple before the baby comes. If you can’t think of what to do, here is a list of some cute [...]

The Challenges of a Twin Pregnancy

Image via Flickr Potential Complications with a Twin Pregnancy What makes a twin pregnancy riskier than other pregnancies? A high-risk pregnancy can be defined as a pregnancy that needs extra attention and care as precautionary measures. Although carrying twins may mean your pregnancy is high-risk, most mothers who are expecting twins or multiples give birth [...]

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition that develops in women during pregnancy and leads to elevated levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. This is due to certain hormones of pregnancy that make your body resistant to insulin. Insulin normally works to help move the glucose in food into the body’s cells to use for [...]

Announcing a High-Risk Pregnancy: The Do’s and Don’ts

Announcing your pregnancy is such an exciting moment. Families become excited at the thought of a new member, friends are thrilled, and you are more than ready to welcome your bundle of joy into the world. However, during a high-risk pregnancy many couples experience feeling of uncertainty when it comes to announcing their pregnancy. Here [...]

Am I High Risk?

The physicians at NJPA treat patients who are deemed high risk due to medical or pregnancy complications or risk factors, as well as routine patients who are referred by their OB physicians for our special services.  You are in excellent hands at NJPA, where we are home to the top Perinatologists, Perinatal nurses, Ultrasonographers, and [...]

Zika Virus and Pregnancy

On January 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Health Advisory regarding the Zika virus which has now been noted in 14 countries in the Western Hemisphere and continues to spread rapidly.  The Zika virus has been implicated as a potential cause for microcephaly, or delayed growth of the fetal head and brain. [...]

Travel in Pregnancy

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it is a good time to discuss travel during pregnancy. For those with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies, air travel until 36 weeks is acceptable, though the second trimester (between 14-28 weeks) is probably the most comfortable time. After 36 weeks, most domestic airlines will not allow air travel. When flying, it [...]