• What Your Body Is Really Craving During Pregnancy

    NOV 21, 2020

    A developing fetus needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to develop into a strong and healthy baby, so it can be incredibly overwhelming to shop for the right ingredients to help grow your perfect bun in the oven. A balanced diet that includes foods from every food group is the way to go, and with the help of our shopping list, you’ll be sure to get plenty of the following

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  • What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?

    NOV 20, 2020

    The most obvious sign that a woman may be pregnant is the absence of a period. However, some women may experience bleeding or spotting throughout pregnancy. Learn the most common early signs of pregnancy even before your missed period to get a heads up that you may need to take a pregnancy test soon.  Nausea Also known as “morning sickness,” nausea is a common sign of...

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  • Baby's Size During Each Month of Pregnancy

    NOV 20, 2020

    From prenatal care to pediatrics, St. Luke’s Health’s team is with you every step of the way as your family grows. Compare the size of your baby and learn what’s happening as he or she develops in the womb during each month of pregnancy with our infographic. Our Family Birthing Centers in The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and The Vintage offer VIP—Very Important Pregnancy—experiences

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  • 3 Reasons Women in Labor May Need a C-Section

    SEP 03, 2019

    Many expectant mothers create a birth plan, which details things such as the items of clothing you’ll wear during labor, how you will manage pain, and how you would like to deliver. However, birth can be unpredictable, and a medically necessary cesarean section can alter your plans. Here are some of the possible situations that may call for a C-section. 1. Complications With

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  • 4 Ways Nursing Mothers Can Increase Their Breast Milk Supply

    JUL 12, 2019

    Breastfeeding can be a great way to nurture and bond with your child, but it can come with difficulties. Your little one might not feed quite as long as you think they should or become fussy after they’ve finished, leading you to question whether they’re getting enough nourishment. While these aren’t necessarily signs of low supply, try out the following tips and speak to your

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  • Expectant Mothers, Protect Against Group B Strep

    JUN 21, 2019

    Group B Strep, or GBS, is a type of bacteria that can live in various places throughout the body, including the urinary, digestive, and reproductive tracts. It usually does not cause major issues in healthy adults; however, pregnant women who test positive can be at risk of passing it to their newborns with weaker immune systems. Here’s what you need to know about protecting

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