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Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-Section Risk

These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows (HealthDay News) — Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn’t just good for the developing baby. A new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors can also lower a mom-to-be’s chances of having…

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Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely

How, where and when to store it (HealthDay News) — If you’ve pumped breast milk, you’ll want to store it properly so it’s safe to drink at the next feeding. Here are some guidelines: Always wash hands carefully with soap and water. Choose a clean container that’s made of glass or BPA-free plastic, or storage…

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Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It’s Good for Baby’s Belly

30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants’ intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds (HealthDay News) — Mothers have been told for years that breast-feeding is best. Now researchers say they’ve found a new way it helps babies — by planting good bacteria in their digestive system. For the study, the researchers assessed 107…

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Having A Midwife As Part of Your Pregnancy & Delivery Team

Mandy Marshburn has been Eastern Carolina Women’s Center’s certified nurse-midwife since 2010. The support and services a midwife offers are reasons to include one in your pregnancy and birth plan. Midwives have been a part of childbirth since the American colonies. Their role has evolved to today’s status as a knowledgeable partner with your physician…

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Treating Endometriosis Using The da Vinci Surgical System

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Different treatment options exist, ranging from pain medication to surgery. East Carolina Women’s Center offers the da Vinci Surgical System, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses state-of-the-art robotic…