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Eric Peterson, M.D.

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Double Down on Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Posted by Eric Peterson, M.D. on Feb 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Fancy strollers and the latest baby gadgets are great – if you can afford them. But in my opinion, the most important thing pregnant moms can do for their babies is to launch them on the road to a healthy diet, even before they are born. 

Paying attention to what you eat during pregnancy can help you feel better and more energetic, assuring you begin motherhood on the best foot. And your little bundle of joy will be one step ahead of the game with a healthier start to life.

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Topics: healthy eating during pregnancy

Beware the Dangers of Preeclampsia

Posted by Eric Peterson, M.D. on Jan 6, 2016 1:27:58 PM

It’s hard to avoid the ongoing news coverage about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancies, but I will say this, it has cast a spotlight on a subject worth talking about: preeclampsia. This is a condition that can cause discomfort, anxiety and fear. Knowing what to look for, what your risks are and having good communication with your physician can lead to a lot of reduced stress in the long run. Preeclampsia is one of those health issues pregnant women should educate themselves about so they know when a concern should turn into a doctor’s appointment.

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Topics: pregnancy, preeclampsia, preeclampsia symptoms, preeclampsia risks

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