Blog - Pregnancy

How to select an OB/GYN or Midwife

March 2, 2015
pregnant with doctor
I'm often approached by clients either at the Motherhood Center, over the phone or through an email asking if I can connect them with an OB/GYN or midwife.  Being in the pregnancy and post pregnancy business, I know many OB/GYN's and midwives.  Even though we are centrally located in Houston, many of our clients are in the surrounding metro area so

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Pregnancy Story: Preterm Labor | Q&A with Beth Applewhite

February 27, 2015
Beth Applewhite
I had the amazing opportunity to speak with Beth Applewhite educator, wife, mom and founder of Kid Fun Houston.  During our conversation she shared her fears and challenges of being placed on strict bed rest during both her pregnancies as a result of preterm labor. Beth learned so much about herself during that journey, and soon after the birth of

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What to pack in your hospital bag

January 5, 2015
Hospital Bag
When I had my first baby I was the most informed woman on earth!  I read scores of blogs about hospital bag must-haves for myself, hubby and baby.  I was ready for the big day, and I was counting down the two months remaining so that I could finally use all the stuff I packed

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Is My Baby a Boy or a Girl?

November 7, 2014
Pregnant Mom
Is it a boy or a girl? When seeing patients in the office for their first prenatal visit, by far the most common question I get asked is “when can I find out what I am having?” With a good ultrasound machine and ultra-sonographer, the sex of the fetus can be determined usually around fourteen

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Motherhood Center – Thank you for our wonderful Labor Doula

September 1, 2014
thank you, labor doula
We arrived to Houston from overseas when we were 7 months pregnant of our first baby girl Ariana. We had from the beginning very clear the labor and delivery that we wanted, but we needed to find the right doctor and right doula to make it possible. We were recommended to the Memorial Hermann Hospital

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A Great Nanny – is there such a thing?

July 24, 2014
nanny houston
Finding a Quality Nanny Have you heard about the nanny who refused to move out of a couples home after she was fired? Are you in the process of looking for a nanny but have fears such as this?  Recently negative stories about nannies and babysitters in the home have spread through the media, however

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Summertime Fun with the Family!

July 10, 2014
One would think that 3 kids under the age of 3 could be a big photo challenge. And it is! But with a willing mom to sit back and let the kids be kids and capture them in all their crazy kid glory, magic happens! I have one word to describe this family photography session,

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I’m Healthy, Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

May 29, 2014
Dear Docs,I eat a healthy diet and work out every day of the week. Why can't I get  pregnant? Answer from Dr. Ginny Weathers: The process of conception takes so much coordination that it is hard to believe it happens so often, but the human body is capable of many miraculous things. First you should understand that even with an

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Sling Safety Tips!

May 15, 2014
By: Lindsay Chancellor Most parents will use some sort of carrier for their child, many will choose to use a sling style carrier. Slings are one of the most popular carriers for an infant because they seem more natural and soft for the baby as opposed to a carrier with buckles, harnesses and straps. A

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10 Myths About Pregnancy in Your 40′s

April 23, 2014
In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week on April 20-26, Heidi Hayes of Donor Egg Bank USA shares her personal journey with infertility and debunks myths about pursuing later motherhood. Rockville, MD (April 16, 2014) -- Modern motherhood can be difficult to navigate with the conflicting messages that women receive. Celebrities make pregnancy in the

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