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May 7th, 2018

So you’re ready to start a family. Congratulations, and welcome to one of the most exciting times of your life! There’s so much to look forward to – so much to experience – and you can hardly wait to get started on the road to pregnancy. But is your body as prepared as it should be?  Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about getting pregnant in the near future.

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May 7th, 2018

Women have unique heart-health needs.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women over the age of 65. In this age group, heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined, and women are four to six times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer. Patricia Guerrero, MD, a board-certified cardiovascular disease specialist in Orlando, points out...

May 7th, 2018

…now what?

Many women are unsure of what to do first once they see that second line light up on a pregnancy test. Before you do anything else, take a deep breath. All the planning and preparing can wait a while. As you think about how to spend the next 40 weeks, recognize that the best way to care for your growing baby is to take great care of yourself.

First steps...

April 27th, 2018

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant but can’t, ask yourself this question:

Have you and your partner been consistently trying to conceive without success over the last one to two years? Because it’s not unusual for it to take that long.

The truth is that just over 10 percent of couples in their child-bearing years encounter difficulties conceiving or sustaining pregnancy. But...