Pregnancy Archives - The Woman's Group Tampa

Q&A: Smoking, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs

Q&A:  Frequently Asked Questions about Pregnancy and Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Here are answers to many questions asked about drugs and alcohol that are asked during pregnancy: Why is smoking dangerous during pregnancy? When a woman smokes cigarettes during pregnancy, her fetus is exposed to many harmful chemicals. Nicotine is only one of 4,000 toxic

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Risks from Eating the Placenta

You may have heard many celebrities talking about eating their placenta after they give birth. While it may be a trendy thing to do, you need to seriously consider the risks involved. There are lots of claims that placentophagy (a fancier term for placenta eating) improves lactation, lifts mood, provides energy and wards off postpartum depression. Placentophagy

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week: Find Out More About Breastfeeding

The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week! Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of a baby’s life. Breastfeeding should continue up to the baby’s first birthday as new foods are introduced. These are the recommendations from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Find out more about how to

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What is Gestational Diabetes?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month:  What is Gestational Diabetes?  At The Woman’s Group, we see patients with many different health backgrounds. Although many patients have been perfectly healthy before their pregnancy, unexpected challenges can arise even with the best planning. Gestational diabetes is one such condition that can occur, but it can also be managed

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The Woman’s Group is a leader in Tampa obstetrics

Leaders in Tampa Obstetrics:  Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests At The Woman’s Group, we are leaders in Tampa obstetrics services for women. We know that the emotional and physical health of expectant mothers has much to do with the overall satisfaction in the birth experience, and ultimately, the health of her baby. We offer comprehensive prenatal

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Welcome Dr. Stephanie Trexler, MD to The Woman’s Group Tampa

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Stephanie Trexler, MD, our newest OB/GYN at The Woman’s Group Tampa “ I am driven to  care for women, from their first gynecology visit, through  menopause and beyond. “ Stephanie Trexler was born in Yorba Linda, California and was raised in Manassas, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia,

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U.S. Dept of Health Talks Zika

Zika is one of the world’s most hot-button issues right now, and it may actually affect your travel plans. Cases of the virus have already been confirmed in South Florida, and a large portion of South and Latin America continue to battle with it. The Woman’s Group is committed to keeping our patients up-to-date on

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Obstetrics and Exercise: The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

Wondering if you should still exercise during pregnancy? The latest research says to keep moving! Recently, researchers collected and examined clinical data on exercise during pregnancy and whether it plays a role in pre-term birth, and found that exercise is safe and does not increase the risk of pre-term birth. Beneficially, women who exercised were

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Which Medications are Safe during Pregnancy?

Which Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy? Pregnant and concerned about which over-the-counter medications are safe for you? When you’re pregnant, treating a simple ailment can seem complicated. While you may be tempted to reach for the medications you used before your pregnancy, it’s safer to check with the doctor first. There are many medications that

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