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Closeup of a pregnant woman sitting on the bed at home holding her baby belly.

Pregnant or breastfeeding? CDC says to get COVID-19 vaccine

Getting COVID-19 increases risk of stillbirth and mothers’ risk of needing intensive care
Mick Garry 7 min read
pregnant standing on scale

You can have a happy and healthy plus-size pregnancy

Prioritize taking prenatal vitamins, drinking enough water, and eating for nutrition
JoLyn Seitz, MD 18 min read
Smiling Dr. Abrea Roark talks with a patient in an exam room. The patient's back is to the camera.

What women ask about, and what their doctors tell them

Answers to questions such as 'When am I most fertile?' and 'Do I have a UTI?'
Jane Thaden Lawson 23 min read
Newborn boy in grey wrap sleeping on blue blanket.

Amelia, Oliver top baby names of 2021 at Sanford Health

Emma and Harper tie along with Henry and Theodore as next most popular names
Jon Berg 2 min read
Caucasian woman in a mask talks to a caucasian fertility doctor in a mask as they sit in an exam room.

Fertility care, IVF treatments continue safely

Clinics follow COVID-19 safety protocols for patients to pursue treatments in pandemic
Courtney Collen 6 min read
Flu shots are important in pregnancy. A closeup of a doctor putting a stethoscope on a pregnant patient's belly.

Baby benefits when pregnant mom gets the flu shot

Why doctors recommend flu shots during pregnancy
Heather Spies, MD 5 min read
A father and mother in matching black chairs hold their twins in a nursery. The babies were born at Sanford Health.

Rainbow baby twins arrive after small-town pregnancy care

"You can put your lives in Sanford's hands," dad says
Courtney Collen 8 min read
Mom gently looks at the baby and breastfeeds, next to the table is a breast pump for breast milk.

How to pump and store breastmilk on the go

Lactation consultants answer breastfeeding moms’ most pressing pumping questions
Courtney Collen 7 min read

Things to know before traveling while pregnant

Top tips include making frequent stops, stretching, and staying hydrated
Peter Klemin, MD 5 min read
Mom and baby breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding: Why it’s good for mom and baby

Breastfeeding offers a wealth of health benefits for both of you
Lois Sommers, RN, IBCLC 16 min read