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False Labor
by Peter Weiss, M.D.

False labor, or prodromal labor, is one of the most frustrating times in your pregnancy. You have been pregnant for nine months now, and you are ready for this baby. False labor may last for a few hours to several […]


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Premature Labor
by Peter Weiss, M.D.

One of the most frightening things in pregnancy is going into premature, or early labor. The severity of the situation depends on how far along you are. If you are only two weeks early, there are rarely any problems. There […]


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Choosing a Delivery Method
by Peter Weiss, M.D.

It is important that a woman and her partner take an active role in her pregnancy. Your pregnancy should be a positive and fulfilling experience. There are wide varieties of childbirth methods that a woman can choose from. These techniques […]


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The Chance of Having Twins
by Peter Weiss, M.D.

The chances of having a twin pregnancy are about 1%. Twins can be identical, about 1/3 are, which means that they form from one egg. Or, they may be fraternal, non-identical, which means they came from two separate eggs. Twin […]


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High Blood Pressure
by Peter Weiss, M.D.

Your blood pressure varies depending on the circumstances. It will be high if you’ve just had an argument at work prior to coming for your visit. At each prenatal visit, you should have your blood pressure checked, preferably while lying […]


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Nutrition During Pregnancy
by Peter Weiss, M.D.

“You are what you eat” is a phrase that has some merit, especially when pregnant. It is never too late to improve your eating habits. Poor maternal nutrition can have serious effects on the growing baby. These include: low birth […]


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