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My Pregnancy App

Gain peace of mind and information during your pregnancy. Watch this video to learn about our My Pregnancy app. It’s a great way to find answers to questions, learn fun facts about your pregnancy, track your progress and connect to a nurse. The app is free, confidential and you can use it wherever or whenever you want. Download now!

 

Pregnancy Resources

A series of articles from moms, doctors and other professionals on important topics for new and expecting mothers.

What’s the Best Form of Birth Control for You?

What’s the Best Form of Birth Control for You?

Many refer to it as birth control while others refer to it as “B.C.” Regardless of what you call it, all forms of birth control help prevent unwanted pregnancy. At least, that’s what many think. However, birth control does a lot more than just preventing pregnancy....

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Smart tips for exercising while pregnant

Smart tips for exercising while pregnant

If you are a healthy pregnant woman, exercise is great for your overall health. Moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking, keeps your heart and lungs healthy. Physical activity also helps improve your mood throughout pregnancy, and postpartum. It also helps...

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5 things to know about depression after having a baby

5 things to know about depression after having a baby

Feeling sad, overly anxious and restless are all symptoms of postpartum depression. Though this condition can only be diagnosed by a doctor, there are a few things to look for in mothers after giving birth. If you notice this behavior in yourself or in a loved one,...

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Our parental benefits meant the world to one new mom

Our parental benefits meant the world to one new mom

Samantha Kelly was expecting a baby in August 2018. What she wasn’t expecting was for her husband to get a new job, her family to move to a new home in a different state, a diagnosis of postpartum preeclampsia, and for her community to be hit by two hurricanes all...

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Our Registered Nurses Help Find Solutions For You

Our Registered Nurses Help Find Solutions For You

If you have a complex health challenge, you know how hard it can be. You might be juggling visits with three or four different doctors. You likely have a lot of prescriptions to handle. You might have questions about your health problem or treatment plan. Or, you may...

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Addressing Maternal Health Will Make a Healthier NC

Addressing Maternal Health Will Make a Healthier NC

As a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Patrick Conway knows what it takes to keep kids healthy. And that starts with the health of mothers and babies. “When it comes to maternal and newborn health, knowledge is a powerful and lifesaving tool,” says Dr. Conway. “There has...

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Our Nurses help you worry less when planning for baby

Our Nurses help you worry less when planning for baby

As a maternity case manager, I get to work with members during one of the most exciting phases of their lives: pregnancy. When I first call a member and explain our program to them, many times they ask: how do I get a breast pump? But giving members facts about their...

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Congenital heart defects affect 1 in every 100 babies born

Congenital heart defects affect 1 in every 100 babies born

Last spring, my world was forever changed when I found out at 40 weeks pregnant that my son had a congenital heart defect (CHD). Sonogram reveals shocking news  After a sonogram, the director of pediatric cardiology at Duke told my husband and I that Lucas had a...

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Starting with Baby Steps to Lose the “Baby Weight”

Starting with Baby Steps to Lose the “Baby Weight”

When women complain about not losing weight soon enough after they’ve had a baby, people smile and sympathize. They say, “Well it took nine months to gain the weight, so you won’t lose it overnight!”   But fast forward two – or more – years after giving birth. A...

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4 Immunization Myths Busted

4 Immunization Myths Busted

The recent measles outbreak in North Carolina has reminded us all of how important vaccinations are when it comes to disease prevention. Highly contagious, measles is an airborne disease that can be spread through coughing or sneezing.

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