Pregnancy Resources

Everything you need to know as you prepare for your first pregnancy

Pregnancy Questions & Answers by Vicki Swindell, RN, Certified Childbirth Educator and Nurse Manager at Columbia Rose Medical Center, Labor and Delivery in Denver, Colorado.

Pregnancy Questions & Answers by Tenet Healthcare in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

3D / 4D Ultrasound: State-of-the-Art Technology by Greater Pittsburgh Ob/Gyn & MercyLink.

In a Family Way: Getting Everyone Involved by Mark D. Freedman, MD at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Freedman is board-certified in family practice, which includes obstetrics and neonatal/infant care. He is also a clinical instructor for the University of Illinois College of Medicine Department of Family Practice.

What to Expect from Him When You’re Expecting by Jennifer Maxfield, Marketing, Unity Health, St. Louis, Missouri.

Hatha Yoga for a Health, Happy Pregnancy Editorial provided by Carol Beck & Kathleen Murphy. Carol & Kathleen are both mothers & have completed the 2002-03 Yoga Teacher Training Program through the Three Rivers Yoga Institute.

Exercise during Pregnancy Helps You Stay Healthy by Hobson Booth, MD, ACOG, Alle-Kiski Women’s Healthcare, at Citizens General Hospital, and Mary Lynn Alpino, Assistant Director Community Relations at Citizens General Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Maternity Fashions by Dave Burchmore from Expecting One, a maternity and children’s fashion store in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Stay Fit in Fashion – Activewear for the Expecting Mom by Teresa Gallagher and Maria Mueller of Anna Cris Maternity.

Nutrition during Pregnancy by the Antepartum Care Task Force of Stamford Health System, a healthcare delivery system in Stamford, CT. The task force has produced a pregnancy guide with detailed information on nutrition, activity, prenatal tests, gestational development, labor and delivery and community resources for all women having their babies at The Stamford Hospital.

Nutrition during Pregnancy by Alison J. Conte. Conte is a corporate communications specialist for Heritage Valley Health System (Sewickley Valley Hospital and The Medical Center, Beaver) in Pennsylvania.

Prenatal Yoga by Gail Silver, JD, Cyt, founder and director of Yoga Child, a Philadelphia based family yoga studio.

Prenatal Music Classes by Judy Meier Farley, instructor of early childhood music for twenty years. She is the co-owner of Arts a la Carte, a fine arts studio for children located in Houston, Texas.

Smoking & Pregnancy by Christine Meyer, RN, MSN, FACCE at Pittsburgh’s Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Pennsylvania.

Prenatal Testing – Peace of Mind by John Hobbins, MD, Chief of Obstetrics at University Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and Director of the Colorado High-Risk Maternity and Newborn Program.

Prenatal Testing by Mary Shanahan, RN, CES and Pat DiGiacomo, RNC, MSN. Both women are perinatal education coordinators at North Penn Hospital in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

Newborn Screening by Alicia Perez, MD of Complete Newborn Care, PC in Danbury, Connecticut.

Sex during Pregnancy by Joy Hackl, RN, FACCE, LCCE, Perinatal Education Coordinator at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Pros & Cons of Weight Gain during Pregnancy by Jackie Lapetino, RNC, BSN, and Manager of the New Life Unit at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois.

The Benefits of Massage by Chris Prince, CMT, MA; owner of Mother Goose Massage LLC, specializing in massage for pregnant and non-pregnant women and offers private instruction on infant massage.

Improving Your Pregnancy with Chiropractic Care by the Colorado Chiropractic Association which represents the over 1300 doctors of chiropractic practicing in Colorado.

Fetal Growth & Development: What is Happening? by Tierney Matthews RNC, MSN, and Mary De Ritter RN, BSN Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey.

Fetal Growth and Development by Jaye M. Shyken, MD, specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine (and mother of three). Dr. Shyken and her eight partners practice obstetrics and high-risk obstetrics at St. Marys Health Center and provide consultations at numerous locations in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri area.

Birthing Plans by Dr. Stefano Stella, MD, FACOG, who is the director of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Mary Hospital of Hoboken, New Jersey, and a partner in Amerimed.

Planning Your Baby’s Birth by Tsulan Balka, RNC, MS, NP, Manager of the Women’s Pavilion at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Making Your Birth Plan by Dana B. Perlman, CNM, MSN, of Pennsylvania Midwifery Associates at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Multiple Births by Jack Ludmir, MD, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Hi, I am Al. I have three children: 16, 12 years old, and this little angel who was born several months ago.

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