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44 pregnancy article submissions by the Mothering community.

Liberated From Prenatal "Care"

After almost every prenatal visit when I was pregnant with my first child I would cry. The midwives in the only practice our student insurance would pay for were so mean that we ended up switching to the doctors. When I refused what I considered nonsensical testing, they would look at me sternly and say things like, “You’re going to buy yourself a C-section if you don’t do the glucose tolerance test.” Without telling us why, my favorite doctor in the practice (a young woman with two small children herself) ordered an “emergency ultrasound” when I was eight... read more

Am I Pregnant? Common Signs of Pregnancy

Common Signs of Pregnancy:   Some women will have guessed they are pregnant even before taking any tests. Trust yourself, if you feel like you may be pregnant take your body seriously. Symptoms of pregnancy can appear quickly and may include any of the following, but many women will experience none of these.         Common signs of early pregnancy: Missed Period Breast Tenderness (similar to menstruation) Dizziness or Feeling of Being Light Headed Fatigue Frequent Need to Urinate Runny Nose or Watery Eyes Constant Thoughts About Pregnancy or Baby, or the... read more

Treating Group B Strep: Are Antibiotics Necessary?

Related Articles:Sidebar: Herbal Treatments for Group B Strep Sidebar: The Benefits Of A Probiotic Diet By Christa Novelli Issue 121, Nov/Dec 2003 Most women who have been pregnant in the last few years are familiar with the terms Group B Strep (for Group B Streptococcus), or GBS. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that all pregnant women be screened between weeks 35 and 37 of their pregnancies to determine if they are carriers of GBS. This is done by taking a swab of the... read more

Two is a coincidence, three is a trend...

When the phone rings, it’s usually a regular business call.  Unless it’s the last week of the month, when we start getting incessant calls from the bar association, making sure, for the umpteenth time, that I am properly listed in the directory (and no, I don’t want to buy a copy).  But these days, we’ve been hearing from more and more pregnant women, calling because maybe, just maybe, we’re actually open, and if not, could someone please help with her insurance company? We’re used to the “can you recommend an XYZ provider in Brooklyn” calls – in fact, we... read more

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