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Am I At Risk For Gestational Diabetes?

  What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition that can develop during pregnancy (gestation). Like Type 1 and 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes shifts how your cells use sugar (glucose). During pregnancy, the placenta releases hormones necessary for baby’s growth. These hormones can also block the action of the mother’s insulin, creating a condition … Continued

How Can I Get Better Sleep While Pregnant?

Getting better sleep while pregnant Restful sleep throughout your pregnancy can be difficult. Each trimester there are things that make quality sleep tricky as your body makes room for a growing baby. Below are some tips to help you get a restful night’s sleep throughout your pregnancy, trimester-by-trimester. First Trimester Nausea. Morning sickness is not just … Continued

What is a Certified Nurse-Midwife?

  Have you heard the term Certified Nurse-Midwife lately at Summit OBGYN? Wondering what the different categories of midwives entail? For patients at Summit OBGYN, here is a great summary about the 5 types of midwives. Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Certified Midwife (CM) Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) Direct-entry Midwife (DEM) Lay Midwife   Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) … Continued

3 Facts about Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions for Expecting Parents

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year. Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions. (http://www.nccapm.org/index.html) 1. One of the Most Common Birth Defects. One out of every 600 newborns is affected by cleft lip … Continued

What Should You Do When You Get Pregnant?

Having a baby changes everything. Whether you’ve been trying to conceive for some time, or your pregnancy is unexpected, congratulations are in order! At the same time, you may be asking: “What do I do now?” Here are some key things to do once your pregnancy is confirmed: If you smoke, stop. Don’t drink alcohol … Continued