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Expecting Parents Resources

Congratulations with the start of or the new edition to your family!

Being pregnant is an exciting time for you and your partner! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by questions, fears and not knowing what to expect. At Brunswick Hills Obstetrics and Gynecology, we’re committed to providing you a safe and comfortable pregnancy. Our focus is on creating the optimal pregnancy and birth experience for each individual.

On this page you will find general information from a number of reliable sources to help you through your pregnancy. The information provided on this page is for general educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. And most importantly, don’t disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice from your doctor because of the information provided on our site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Childbirth Classes

Childbirth classes, also known as Lamaze Classes, cover all kinds of issues surrounding childbirth including breathing techniques, pain management, vaginal birth and cesarean birth. These classes can help prepare you and your partner for many aspects of becoming a parent; the changes that pregnancy brings, labor and delivery, and caring for your newborn.

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How your baby grows during pregnancy

A pregnancy lasts approximately 280 days (about 40 weeks) counting from the first day of your last menstrual period. The 40 weeks of pregnancy are divided into three trimesters, each lasting about 12 to 13 weeks (about 3 months). During this time, your body changes as your baby grows. To learn more about this wonderful miracle, please read How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy provided by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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A father’s guide to pregnancy

If you’re like most expectant dads, you’re excited and anxious about this big step in the lives of you and your partner. You can help your partner by understanding what changes she’s going through and by being a prepared and supportive father-to-be. To learn more about an expectant father’s role in the pregnancy of your partner, please read A Father’s Guide to Pregnancy provided by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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What vitamins should I take?

Brunswick Hills OBGYN, an Axia Women’s Health Care Center, has partnered with Theralogix to provide you with safe, effective supplements to help you live a happier and healthier life. Theralogix ® supplies safe, effective, evidence based nutritional supplements, recommended for use under the supervision of a treating healthcare provider. After speaking with your physician about what supplements you should take, visit the Theralogix web site to order your vitamins.

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Is it recommended to receive a flu shot?

The simple answer is, yes. Flu shots are an effective and safe way to protect you and your baby from serious illness and complications of the flu. Always speak with your healthcare provider to find out what’s right for you! To read information specific to the Flu Shot for Pregnant Patients, please read the Flu Shot for Pregnant Patients: Frequently Asked Questions pamphlet provided by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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How to tell when labor begins

Waiting for the birth of your baby is both an exiting and anxious time. The average length of a pregnancy is approximately 40 weeks but there isn’t a way to know exactly when you will go into labor. To learn more about the signs of labor, please read How To Tell When Labor Begins provided by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Preterm Labor

The length of a pregnancy is approximately 40 weeks. In most pregnancies, labor can start between 37 weeks and 42 weeks after your last menstrual period. When labor starts in the 37th week, it is considered preterm. The causes of preterm labor are not known but there are things you can do to improve your baby’s chances of being born healthy. To learn more about the warning signs of preterm labor, please read Preterm Labor provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Receive Free health tips for Mom and Mom-to-be

Get free health tips on your mobile phone, timed to your due date, from Text4Baby. Text4baby is the largest national health messaging service in the U.S. providing free health tips and resources to pregnant women. Text4Baby is supported by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. To learn more or to register for this free service, please visit the Text4Baby web site.

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Two Convenient Locations

East Brunswick

620 Cranbury Road, LL Suite #90
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Tel: 732-257-0081
Fax: 732-613-4845

Patient Liaison:
Debbie Moore, extension 1012

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Hillsborough

751 Route 206, 2nd Floor
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Tel: 908-725-2510
Fax: 908-725-2132

Patient Liaison:
Millie Docherty, extension 1104

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