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Pregnancy Nutrition 101: Diet & Nutritional Recommendations for Moms-To-Be

A healthy, well-balanced diet is important at every stage of life, but for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, eating right is critical to the health of both mother and baby. While some nutrition tips are recommended for everyone, mothers-to-be should be conscious of a number of mom-specific healthy eating guidelines.

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Newborn Screening: What Do You Need to Know?

You’ve been counting down the days until your new baby’s arrival and it’s finally come and gone. The birth went smoothly and now you’re ready to go home with the newest addition to your family, but there’s one last thing to take care of – your baby’s newborn screening.

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Meet Maureen Murphy, MS, CM and LM at Burdett Birth Center

The births of Maureen Murphy’s children changed the course of her career. After her son and daughter were born into the hands of midwives, Maureen was inspired to become a midwife so she, too, could provide patient-centered, family-focused care for women. Now, over a decade later, Maureen has impacted the lives of women and their families throughout the Capital Region and as far away as Haiti.

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From Birth Plans to Pullout Beds: First-Time Parents on Their Experience at Burdett Birth Center

Sarah and Michael learned firsthand that when it comes to labor and delivery, things don’t always go according to plan.

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Stroller Safety: Features and Tips for Keeping Your Baby Safe in a Stroller

Your stroller or child carrier may appear to be harmless, but is it keeping your baby safe? A new study published in Academic Pediatrics’ August 17th edition indicates that two children are injured in a stroller or carrier every hour. Look for these features and be mindful of these tips to optimize stroller safety.

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Meet Margaret Holcomb, DNP and CNM at Burdett Birth Center

Before Margaret Holcomb was a licensed midwife at Burdett Care Center, she was the first graduate of Stony Brook University’s Midwifery Program. Since becoming a certified nurse midwife in 1996, Holcomb has enjoyed working with women and their families at Burdett and across the Capital Region.

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Contraction Timing to Diaper Tracking: Popular Apps for New and Expectant Moms

There are now hundreds of apps for new and expectant moms available at the touch of a button, covering everything from conception to raising a toddler. We pulled together a list of the most popular apps for new and expectant moms. Download a few (or all of them!) to browse mom-approved advice, connect with friends, and keep you entertained while waiting for contractions to kick in.

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Protecting Your Family from the Pesky – and Dangerous – Mosquito

Mosquitoes are no longer just pesky insects. They are capable of transmitting dangerous illnesses. To protect ourselves and our families we need to be smart about our surroundings and learn how to avoid attracting their attention.

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Protecting Your Baby From the Sun Requires More Than Sunscreen

If you have a new addition to your family, you may be wondering what precautions to take at the backyard barbecue, pool party or beach to keep your baby safe from the sun.

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Meet Dr. Ellen Biggers, OB/GYN and President at Burdett Birth Center

Dr. Ellen Biggers has wanted to be a doctor since early in her childhood. In fact, by the time she was nine years old, she was already carrying around a stethoscope.

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