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Articles by: Michelle Stephen

Michelle Stephen

Pregnancy During a Pandemic

22 Weeks Update Current times seem surreal. I feel sometimes that we are in this kind of different reality. Is all of this really happening? I know there were plenty of bad things happening...

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Sarah L. Hosker

Wow, you are now halfway through your pregnancy!

As you enter into week 20, you may start to feel your baby move as his or her tiny limbs are now nicely defined and freely in motion. Your baby’s first little movements, those...

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Sarah L. Hosker

Let’s Talk About Preeclampsia

One condition to watch for is “Preeclampsia” which affects about five percent of pregnant women. Preeclampsia has risen by twenty-five percent over the last twenty years and is a major source of maternal and...

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Sarah L. Hosker

Baby is the Size of a Green Zucchini at Week 19

It’s week 19 of your pregnancy adventure and this week your baby may now be sucking a tiny thumb, shifting a little head or creating other diminutive movements that you may begin to sense....

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Sarah L. Hosker

Recheck Estimated Placental Volume (EPV)

As you continue on week 18 of your pregnancy journey, EPV will be calculated between now and Week 20. This will ensure the placenta is the correct size to nourish your baby adequately. Please...

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Sarah L. Hosker

When Itching in Pregnancy is Not Normal..

Although some itching in pregnancy is normal, if you notice itching, primarily at night on the palms of hands, arms, legs, soles of feet or all-over itching which typically increases in severity, speak with...

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Lemon

From to Me to Pregnancy…Olympics and Pre-Pregnancy Discussions

Friends…first of all I still have a lot to learn about pregnancy! Second of all there are lots questions out there that I need to discuss with my significant other. Last night while we...

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Sarah L. Hosker

What’s New at Week 16?

As you continue on this amazing pregnancy journey, your baby’s ears are now in their permanent location. Tiny eyes, complete with eyelashes, are now facing straight ahead. While your baby’s eyes do not open...

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Lemon

From Me to Pregnancy…Decisions, Decisions: Which Prenatal Vitamin is Best?

Research tells me that my diet may affect my baby’s health even before I become pregnant and taking a prenatal vitamin may actually help increase fertility, reduce the risk of birth defects, lessen bouts...

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Sarah L. Hosker

Quad Marker Screen

As you make your way through your Second Trimester, the Quad Marker Screen is a blood test that is performed between Weeks 15-20 of your pregnancy. This screen determines if you are at a...

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