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Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

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From the moment you become pregnant, it’s common to have dozens of questions flood your mind. From what you can eat and what activities to avoid to how to sleep and how much weight you’ll gain, the thought of a nine-month pregnancy can be overwhelming. We’re here to guide you through this process, providing you […]

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Early Signs of Pregnancy

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Whether your pregnancy is a surprise or meticulously planned, navigating your symptoms in the earliest weeks of pregnancy can be confusing. Are you getting your period? Is spotting normal? Should you take a pregnancy test?  We’ve outlined everything you need to know about early pregnancy symptoms below. That way, if you are pregnant, you can […]

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What to Expect During Your First Well Woman Exam

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The annual well woman exam often makes women feel nervous or uncomfortable, especially if it’s your first one. If it’s time to schedule your first well woman exam, it can help to know exactly what to expect to help you feel prepared and at ease during your appointment.   Why Do You Need an Annual Well Woman Exam?  […]

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The Three Stages of Labor: What to Expect

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For soon-to-be mamas, approaching your due date can cause a mixture of emotions, including excitement, uncertainty, anxiousness, and fear. Every woman’s experience is unique, but it can help to know what to expect throughout labor and delivery to mentally and emotionally prepare for the big day. There are three stages of labor: cervix dilation, birth, […]

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Inhibited Sexual Desire

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If you’ve experienced a significant loss of interest in sex, you’re not alone. Nearly one third of women ages 18-59 have experienced low libido, and there are a variety of physical and emotional factors at play. No matter what you’ve heard, there’s no normal frequency for sex. If what you’re currently doing is working for […]

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Beauty Myths for Pregnant Women

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There are plenty of myths out there about what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to your pregnancy beauty routine. As your belly grows, so does the list of things that are apparently harmful to you and your baby. Pedicures, hair dye, and perfumes are just a few of the things that pregnant women […]

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Dr. Lauren Murray Helps Marr Family Deliver Identical Quadruplets During COVID-19

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Miracles are still abundant, even during the COVID-19 pandemic! TODAY recently featured Walnut Hill OBGYN Dr. Lauren Murray, who helped deliver four healthy, identical quadruplets to parents Jenny and Chris Marr on March 15. “The first-time parents were in ‘utter shock’ that they were expecting identical, spontaneous quadruplets. It’s so rare that it’s hard for […]

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Getting Pregnant Over 40

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Over 40 and considering having kids? You aren’t alone. You’ve probably read the statistics: After 35, your fertility levels and hormones begin to drop, leaving you a small chance of getting pregnant the longer you wait. What those statistics don’t consider, however, is something unique to each woman: your biological clock.  There could be many […]

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COVID-19 and Your Pregnancy

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Pregnancy always comes with questions and concerns, but as the world struggles against the novel coronavirus COVID-19, those concerns may seem overwhelming. The sheer amount of information coming out can also be overwhelming and confusing to navigate. At Walnut Hill, we know that many mothers-to-be are worried and frightened about how this virus may affect […]

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Basal Body Temperature and Ovulation

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Throughout your journey in family planning, you might come across the term “basal body temperature,” or BBT, and wondered what do these terms mean? When it comes to fertility, does basal body temperature and the BBT method actually work?  We’re going to break down the terms and science so you can decide whether the basal […]

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