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Summer 2018 Activities & Events for Families in the Capital Region

The school year is winding down, and the temperatures are heating up. There are a lot of fun, low-cost Summer 2018 Capital Region family activities that we’d like to share!

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Lyme Disease and Pregnancy: Tick Safety Tips for Expectant and New Moms

Warmer weather is the best! There’s sunshine and outdoor activities, but also ticks and the risk of Lyme disease. Tick bites are no fun, pregnant or not. Here are some tick safety tips for expectant and new moms.

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Congenital CMV: What Pregnant and New Moms Need to Know

Recently, one of our Burdett moms asked us to provide more information on the cytomegalovirus (CMV) and congenital CMV. While the emergence of the Zika virus captured headlines and became a global public health scare, CMV is another maternal infection, and it has gone widely under covered.

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How Do You Know If You Have Postpartum Anxiety?

It is safe to say that there are many emotions of motherhood. Postpartum anxiety (PPA) is a postpartum mood disorder that can affect new moms that is not as well-known as postpartum depression (PPD) and often goes undiagnosed.

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Spring 2018 Activities & Destinations for Families in the Capital Region

After a long winter, Capital Region residents are ready to trade in their parkas and enjoy some family time. Here are a few fun, low-cost activities and events to help your family enjoy the spring season.

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Preventing and Treating the Common Cold During Pregnancy

Ahchoo… oh no! This sound, accompanied by a cough and a sniffle, may make pregnant women a bit nervous. After all, it’s cold and flu season – most people get the common cold in the winter and spring. Here are a few things to remember during cold season.

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Navigating Postpartum Depression

Feeling worried, sad or overtired are all normal symptoms after the birth of a child, and thankfully, they don’t last long. Typically, within a couple weeks, after mother and baby have settled in and hormones are back to normal, these feelings dissolve. However, postpartum depression is a more serious issue, typically lasting longer than a few weeks, and it is considered a serious medical condition.

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5 Pregnancy Power Foods to Add to your Diet

A healthy pregnancy involves maintaining a well-balanced diet and exercising, but also making sure your diet is rich in nutrients. Power foods are great because they are filled with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that both mom-to-be and baby need. Incorporating these foods into your diet will help meet daily nutrition recommendations.

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Rest, Decompress, No Stress: Planning the Perfect Babymoon

Two tickets to paradise, please! A babymoon might be exactly what you need before baby makes three. Here are a few tips for planning the perfect mini vacation.

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Burdett Birth Center Takes Part in AHA’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” Program

As a kick-off to American Heart Month, representatives from Burdett Birth Center and St. Peter’s Hospital were proud to accept hundreds of tiny red hats provided by the American Heart Association of New York State, as part of the annual Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign.

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