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Is Exercise During Pregnancy Safe?

Is Exercise During Pregnancy Safe?

Many women are not aware that in an uncomplicated pregnancy exercise is in fact recommended and is considered safe. Most importantly, you should always talk about the safety of exercise with your health care provider before you start any activity.

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What foods are unsafe in pregnancy?

What foods are unsafe in pregnancy?

Your body is going through lots of changes at a rapid pace, so you’ll want to be feeling your best for you and your baby. We’ve addressed some foods that are harmful and should be avoided when you’re pregnant for your safety and that of your baby.

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Essential Items for your Hospital Bag

Essential Items for your Hospital Bag

Ideally your hospital bag should be packed and ready to go before 37 weeks of pregnancy.

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

A missed menstrual period is often the first recognizable sign of a possible pregnancy, but there are other signs and symptoms of early pregnancy as well. Some subtle signs appear in the first week, and more may be apparent in the weeks before your first missed period.

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A Day in the Life of a Midwife

A Day in the Life of a Midwife

Meet Amanda Varva, certified nurse midwife for Women's Excellence! We asked Amanda to give us the details about the profession she works in by looking at one day in her life.

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Learning About Post Partum Depression

Learning About Post Partum Depression

Postpartum depression is treatable. Treatment helps most women feel like themselves again. Then they can enjoy having a new baby at home.

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PCOS and Fertility

PCOS and Fertility

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of female infertility.

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National Midwifery Week and Our Approach to Your Care

National Midwifery Week and Our Approach to Your Care

The first week of October is National Midwifery Week and we cannot think of a better way to honor our Certified Nurse Midwives than to let all of you know that Women’s Excellence has already embraced the same model of care endorsed by the March of Dimes.  March of Dimes leads the fight for the […]

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How Does Liletta IUD Work?

How Does Liletta IUD Work?

The Liletta IUD is a great option for contraception for busy people who don’t want to have to worry about forgetting to take their birth control.

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Weight Loss Mistakes Women Make

Weight Loss Mistakes Women Make

We understand how frustrating weight loss can be for women. Before throwing in the towel, you might be making one of the mistakes below which is making your weight loss journey even harder.

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Tips for Dealing with Morning Sickness

Tips for Dealing with Morning Sickness

Check out these tips from our Midwife, Amanda Varva, to help alleviate nausea and morning sickness in pregnancy.

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3D Images and 4D Video of Your Baby!

3D Images and 4D Video of Your Baby!

Are you ready to meet your baby?

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Obstetrical Care in Lake Orion and Throughout Oakland County

Obstetrical Care in Lake Orion and Throughout Oakland County

When it comes to your pregnancy, we value a team approach, not only with our providers, but with you! As part of our team, our priority is to listen to your wants, needs, and concerns.

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Modern Midwifery: More Than Prenatal Care

Modern Midwifery: More Than Prenatal Care

Midwives are highly trained advanced practice nurses who have received their master’s degree in nursing with a specialty in midwifery care. Midwives promote a natural, personalized approach to women’s healthcare.

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Postpartum Mental Health.. Let’s talk About It!

Postpartum Mental Health.. Let’s talk About It!

While many mood and emotional changes are common, sometimes postpartum mental health issues progress to a condition that requires treatment. It is important to know that you are not alone and when to contact a provider.

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