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By Kevin M. Madsen, MD
Even in the best of times, preparing for labor and delivery can bring additional worry and stress. For those giving birth during a global pandemic, your feelings may be amplified. Maternal Fetal Medicine Obstetrician Gynecologist, Kevin Madsen, MD, offers insights on what you may expect and tips to help reduce your stress.
Topics and Subtopics: Pregnancy & Women's Health

By Kellen Patten, DO
Whether you’re a first-time mom-to-be or a seasoned pro, being pregnant during the summer months can be very uncomfortable. Obstetrician Gynecologist, Kellen Patton, DO, shares tips on keeping cool, soothing aches and pains and taking care of yourself through the hot summer months.
Topics and Subtopics: Pregnancy & Women's Health

By DuPage Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology, DuPage Medical Group Physical and Occupational Therapy, DuPage Medical Group Urology
Pelvic pain is common, affecting nearly a third of women in the United States, and can be the result of period cramps, endometriosis, uterine fibroids or muscle weakness. When pelvic pain is caused by strain on your pelvic floor muscles, urinary symptoms can also occur. While it may be uncomfortable to discuss pelvic pain and/or urinary symptoms with your obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), it is important to identify the cause and begin treatment if needed.
Topics and Subtopics: Pregnancy & Women's Health

By Debra Schwartzers, MD
Newborn screening tests offer valuable insight into the health and wellness of your baby and can help determine the steps necessary for future care. Understanding the meaning behind your baby’s screening results will help you feel comfortable and prepared to properly care for your baby as you navigate their early stages of life.
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Infant Care & Pregnancy

By Brian Becker, MD
Although there are many steps that women take to prepare for conception, preconception health is important for men as well.
Topics and Subtopics: Men's Health & Pregnancy

Learn more about the types of health and wellness apps made available to you and see why our physicians recommend such tools to compliment your healthy lifestyle.

By Carol Chamblin, DNP, APN, RN, IBCLC, Karen Manning, APN, IBCLC
Breastfeeding is natural but it doesn't always come naturally. Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have put together this list to help you prepare!
Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health, Pregnancy & Women's Health

By Susan Mitchell, MD
No one knows how much alcohol should be considered “safe” in pregnancy. However, binge drinking and drinking throughout pregnancy are generally considered dangerous. We know that women who don’t drink at all in pregnancy are not at risk. But where between none and daily can be considered “safe”?

By DuPage Medical Group Urology
Did you know that approximately one in three women will experience urinary incontinence after giving birth? DMG's Urologist share some helpful tips to address postpartum UI. Read our infographic to learn more!

By DuPage Medical Group Obstetrics & Gynecology
Performed one to five minutes after birth, the APGAR score is an assessment to determine how well your baby is adjusting to life outside the womb.
Topics and Subtopics: Infant Care & Pregnancy

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