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Pregnant woman napping

When pregnant women nap, it helps their babies

Attention, all pregnant women everywhere. We have an urgently important medical bulletin for you: Go ahead and take that afternoon nap. That’s right, nap away. Snooze. Catch some Z’s. It’s time...
Pregnant woman sitting in bed in discomfort

Pickles and ice cream are just the beginning…

I was gigantically pregnant with our first daughter, popping TUMS like crazy, and suddenly my ears went funny. I could hear myself breathing. It sounded like Darth Vader was echoing in my head....
Christopher with his parents

As Hurricane Irma departs, baby Christopher arrives

Tampa General Hospital Labor & Delivery nurse Katie Dean was already scheduled to work hurricane duty when Irma pushed towards Tampa Bay. So she packed her sleeping bag and reported for duty...
parents with Margaret Mae

What did this mom get for Mother's Day? Her own little...

Margaret Mae Griffiths was born too little to be held. She arrived in the world last July 3. Three-and-a-half months early, she weighed just a pound and was unable to see or breathe on her own...
Woman on an exercise break

Why women need to know about heart disease

At 50, Susan Hopkins thought she had little reason to worry about her heart.  She was fit, didn’t smoke, had good cholesterol numbers and kept physically active. One Saturday on a beautiful...
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For these women, a higher risk of heart disease

Early menopause did not catch Patricia Kelly by surprise. She knew it was coming. At age 44, the Tampa judge had a hysterectomy, as well as removal of her ovaries. At the time, her biggest concern...
A worried pregnant woman holding her belly

For moms to be, Zika, now in Miami, raises anxiety levels

Zika is here. “It’s concerning, and it’s real,” said Dr. Lindsay Maggio, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Tampa General Hospital and an assistant professor at the USF Health Morsani College...
Woman holding baby's hand while it is sleeping

Our Mother’s Day Gift for Moms-to-be: Advice from Dr. Mom

Congratulations and Happy Mother’s Day to all you pregnant moms-to-be. You’re likely a mix of emotions – elated, terrified, and excited. Physically, you’re probably tired and hungry. You need...
Pregnant woman with puppy

Dogs & Storks: How to Help Your Pet Get Along with Baby

Megan and Rob Goetz are worried about their baby. Not their little boy, Leo, who is due to be born in May. It’s Duke, their 65-pound rescued pit bull, that’s making them anxious. He’s been their big...
Newborn

39 Weeks: Waiting on a Healthy Baby

Baby Ambria Antonia Bennett arrived only a few days early, small but healthy at 5 pounds, 5 ounces. “It’s a blessing,” said her mom, Amber Bennett. “She came out healthy. She’s the best present...
Mother and daughter holding their newborn babies

Mom and Daughter Have Babies on the Same Day

Angela Patram, left, with Dr. Atef Zakhary, and Patram's daughter, Teranisha Billups. When they first learned they both were pregnant, Angela Patram and her oldest daughter, Teranisha Billups...
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