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Preparing for a New Baby

Pregnancy is a time of anticipation, excitement, preparation and, for many new parents, uncertainty. You dream of a baby who will be strong, healthy and bright, and you make plans to provide her with everything she needs to grow and thrive. You probably also have fears and questions, especially if this is your first child, or if there have been problems with this or a previous pregnancy. What if something goes wrong during the course of your pregnancy, or what if labor and delivery are difficult? What if being a parent isn't everything you've always dreamed it would be? Fortunately, most of these worries are needless. The nine months of pregnancy will give you time to have your questions answered, calm your fears and prepare yourself for the realities of parenthood.

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Cesarean Birth

Sometimes it isn't possible for babies to be born through the mother's vagina. In such cases, a cesarean delivery may be performed. Cesarean birth is the birth of a baby through surgical incisions (cuts) made in the abdomen and uterus. Dr. Weitzner is one of a few doctors who performs a new type of Cesarean section that is both safer and faster. It is associated with less scarring, less blood loss and less post-op pain. Patients can be mobile the very same day and generally go home within a day or two. This procedure causes fewer adhesions, which translates to fewer complications and less risk in the case of repeat Cesarean sections. Be sure to ask Dr. Weitzner for more information.

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How to Tell When Labor Begins

Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. However, there is no way to know exactly when you will go into labor. Birth often occurs within two weeks before or after your expected due date.

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Exercise During Pregnancy

Regular exercise builds bones and muscles, gives you energy, and keeps you healthy. It is just as important when you are pregnant.

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