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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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Pumping for New Moms: Pumping Tips and Tricks for New Moms

While many women choose to pump – for any number of common reasons – the practice may vary in its level of ease for mothers. For most women, however, practice makes perfect and regular pumping often leads to more satisfying results. Here are tips and tricks for easing the process of pumping

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“What is a Doula?” and Other Essential FAQs about Doulas

At Burdett Birth Center we support your decision to have who you want with you in your support system. This is why we respect your decision to include a doula on your birthing team. Check out this quick FAQ guide to discover exactly what it is that doulas do and more.

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Exercising While Pregnant: Tips for Staying in Shape, While Keeping Your Baby Safe

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that expectant women (without medical or obstetric complications) should be getting at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. To start exercising or to stay in shape, consider these recommendations.

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Pumping for New Moms: Getting Started and Picking the Right Pump

Whether pumping comes naturally to you or takes a little more work, it’s important to start with the basics. Burdett Birth Center’s doctors, nurses and lactation consultants regularly walk new moms through the basics of pumping. Here’s their advice.

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