Pregnancy is considered a high-risk health category during COVID-19, making pregnant individuals eligible for the vaccine before the general public. You may have questions or concerns about the safety of the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding and we are here to help. University of Vermont Medical Center experts Marjorie Meyer, MD, division chief of maternal […]

Welcoming home a new baby means a lifetime of priceless memories, but it also brings big changes to everyday life. As your family adjusts to new routines – and less sleep – you may experience very normal feelings of stress, anxiety or depression. While everyone has a unique experience with their newborn, there are some […]

1. Vermont has one of the nation’s worst rates of smoking while pregnant. In a 2018 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 15.5 percent of Vermont women smoked during pregnancy. The only states with higher rates were West Virginia (25.1 percent), Kentucky (18.4 percent) and Montana (16.5 percent). Missouri rounded out the […]

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman develops high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for mother and baby and may necessitate early delivery. Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and treatment We diagnose preeclampsia when a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure. She also begins to pass protein […]

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. How do you know when you need help getting pregnant? Couples who are trying to get pregnant but are not succeeding can be under tremendous stress. On average, 80 percent of heterosexual couples will become pregnant within a year of starting to try. So, if you’ve been trying for a […]

Last fall, my husband, stepson, and I found out that our family was growing. I was expecting a baby girl! I had a fairly easy pregnancy. I was able to keep up my normal activities, work, and stay active doing CrossFit. Despite the “new mom worries” and googling each and every little twinge or pregnancy […]