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Myths Surrounding Miscarriage

Miscarriage, though very common, can be quite challenging and often devastating to expectant mothers. Below, we provide answers to common questions related to miscarriage as well as information to dispel any myths. Causes & Predictors for Miscarriage The incidence for miscarriage is approximately 8 to 20 percent in early pregnancies (less than 20 weeks). Risk […]

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Exploring Myths About Pregnancy

As OBGYNs you can bet that we hear some interesting things about pregnancy and childbirth. Many patients ask if we can tell the sex of the baby by the way the are showing or whether or not craving pickles means that their baby will like pickles too. Some of these can be pretty sweet and […]

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WakeMed NICU Competes in Kangaroo-A-Thon

This year, the WakeMed NICU is hosting a Kangaroo-A-Thon from May 8th to May 19th. The Kangaroo-A-Thon is part of a larger, nationwide Kangaroo Challenge in which hospitals from around the world compete to encourage kangaroo care between new parents and their babies. Learn more about Kangaroo Care at WakeMed. What is a Kangaroo Care? Also […]

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International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. Below, WakeMed OB/GYN, Dr. Elizabeth Jarvis, discusses some of the common infections that mothers pass on to their unborn children as well as ways to prevent the spread of infection. What is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month? International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month is recognized as a time to […]

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Conversations About Infertility

Perhaps you’re in your mid 30’s and you can hear that biological clock ticking…LOUDLY. Or, perhaps you’ve been trying for a while to conceive but have been struggling. Below, Dr. Chantel Roedner discusses common and not-so-common questions pertaining to women, men and infertility. What is Infertility? The definition of infertility is the inability to become […]

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