Hospital Stays for Expecting Moms
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Nyketa Gaffney
3w ago
Originally seen the May 2024 issue of Cincinnati Family Magazine, Hospital Stays for Expecting Moms, is a feature article by Nyketa Gaffney.  The most transformative events you’ll ever experience as a woman: childbirth. The journey to delivery can be filled with both joy and grief, confidence and fear, as well as optimism and uncertainty. There is a myriad of emotions to be spoken for through the pregnancy process until the moment mom is cradling her baby in her arms.  In fact, if we’re being honest, a mom never stops experiencing mixed emotions beyond delivery. As time goes on ..read more
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What Nobody Tells You About Labor
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Cincinnati Family Magazine
5M ago
Now that you’re pregnant, you’re dutifully attending your childbirth classes, reading and viewing everything you can about the stages of labor and birth. But there’s a lot that nobody tells you about labor because experiencing it is different from hearing about it. Classes, books, online resources, friends and family can give you the big picture about labor. But the surprising — and sometimes embarrassing — details of your childbirth scenario will be all your own. You may sail through, or you may strip.  “I’ve had patients who were so uncomfortable that they pulled off their gowns and del ..read more
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Capture Baby’s Fingers & Toes!
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Amanda Ciani
7M ago
For a truly unique keepsake of your little one, artist, Mary Foltz, helps families capture their baby’s delicate digits with museum-quality molds through Ambrosia Lifecasting. Casts are the perfect gift for expecting and new mommies and packages begin at $225. Find out more by emailing ambrosialifecasting@gmail.com or check out images at the Facebook page for Ambrosia Lifecasting. The post Capture Baby’s Fingers & Toes! appeared first on Cincinnati Family Magazine ..read more
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Childbirth is Natural
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Tina Pratt
1y ago
Most pregnant women get to 37 weeks gestation and sigh a breath of relief because childbirth is imminent. They’ve made it past the preterm stage. Then the waiting begins. And the incessant questions: Have you had that baby yet? When are you being induced? Induction of labor seems to be so common these days. Nearly every other woman you know had to have some help getting her labor started. In fact, in the U.S., induction has more than tripled since it first began to be recorded from certificates of live birth in 1989. Then it was nine percent of births. In 2020 it was up to 31.37 percent,  ..read more
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‘Expecting’ Digital Baby Guide
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Cincinnati Family Magazine
1y ago
Click the full screen icon in the lower right corner to view the guide in a larger format. The post ‘Expecting’ Digital Baby Guide appeared first on Cincinnati Family Magazine ..read more
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Know Permanent Birth Control Options
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Amanda Hayward
1y ago
Your home is complete with children. Birth control options are available to head into the next chapter of your life. This may mean a vasectomy for him or a tubal ligation for you. Which is best? Birth Control Options: Mom or Dad? David Aichholz, OB-GYN at The Christ Hospital Physicians says you have options.     “For men, a simple vasectomy is done in the office of a urologist under local anesthesia in most cases,” he explains. “This is quick and easy with low risks in terms of complications,” he adds.      Or, women can have a tubal ligation or to have the fallopian t ..read more
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No More Kids! Now What?
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Amanda Hayward
1y ago
You’ve created the family you’ve always wanted, and you are done. Now what? It’s time to find your best birth control option that will lead to the next chapter in your life. This could mean a vasectomy for him or tubal ligation (tubes tied) for you. Which is the best way to go?   David Aichholz, OB/Gyn at The Christ Hospital Physicians, says that as long as a couple is certain  thatthey have completed their family, then there are some permanent sterilization options they can choose from.   “For men, a simple vasectomy can be done in the office of a urologist under local anesthes ..read more
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Expecting: Everything to Know About ‘Bed Rest’
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Amanda Hayward
1y ago
If you are having complications during your pregnancy, your OB/Gyn may not prescribe to you what was once referred to as “bed rest” but rather “activity restriction.” Over the years, bed rest has actually been known to cause more problems than solutions to your pregnancy which is why the term “bed rest” is increasingly becoming known as “modified activity” or “activity restriction” amongst physicians. From Bed Rest to Modified Activity Whether you’ll be asked to actually “put your feet up” really boils down to your practitioner’s preference. According to Andrew Chang, MD with Kettering Health ..read more
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Postnatal Health & Exercise for YOU
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Cincinnati Family Magazine
1y ago
Your body just went through a whole lot carrying and birthing that tiny — or big — bundle. No matter how you delivered (C-section or vaginal) proper postnatal care is essential for you and your new baby’s health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the postpartum stage generally refers to the first six weeks after childbirth. This is a particularly vulnerable time which is why thorough medical care is vital. So what exactly is postnatal “medical care” and when can you get up and going again? Medical care is the medical treatment that moms should receive during that pos ..read more
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Prenatal Testings: Should You Do It?
Cincinnati Family Magazine » Pregnancy & Birth
by Amanda Hayward
1y ago
It’s exciting to go to your first prenatal visits — questions, anticipations, decisions. One of those big decisions is, should you or should you not get prenatal genetic testing? Many factors come into play when deciding whether this is right for you, and it’s your choice. So why do it? Regina Rae Whitfield Kekessi, M.D., board-certified OB/Gyn at the TriHealth Medical System in Cincinnati says, it’s strongly encouraged for some. “It’s for someone who may have a family history of genetic abnormalities, maybe a cousin with a condition; certainly different populations may have a predisposition o ..read more
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