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Pregnancy can be a pain in the back!

Becky McConnell, PT Becky McConnell, PT February 22, 2012 0 Comments Family Medicine

Many pregnant women experience pain in the lower back that follows that path of the sciatic nerve, running into the leg and through the foot. When the nerve becomes inflamed, usually due to increased pressure somewhere along the course of the nerve, it causes discomfort for mom-to-be.  Persistent pressure can also result in numbness, tingling, […]

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Swelling belly, swollen ankles?

Angie Adler, OT February 15, 2012 0 Comments Family Medicine

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know how awful swelling can get in your feet and ankles – especially in the last trimester. Your skin feels itchy, tight and stretched to the max and your legs look like elephant trunks, but it’s NORMAL. (Just like most of the weird things your body does during pregnancy!) […]

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Babies and Blood Sugar

Deb Scullin RN, CDE February 8, 2012 0 Comments Diabetes

When preparing to have a baby, there may be health concerns that come up throughout your pregnancy. One of these health concerns could be gestational diabetes, which affects 18 percent of expecting mothers. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that causes high blood sugar (glucose) and is usually diagnosed about halfway through the pregnancy.  […]

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Five things new moms should know about breastfeeding

Beverly Haferman RN, LC February 1, 2012 0 Comments Family Medicine

When you are having a baby, you are faced with many questions which can seem overwhelming.  One of the most important is, how you are going to feed your baby? All governing health agencies recommend breastfeeding as the best form of nutrition for your baby, and so does Fort HealthCare. Of course, the transition to breastfeeding is […]

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