NashvilleHealth | maternal health

By Alexandra Sifferlin When it comes to gaining weight during pregnancy, there's an ongoing debate about what's healthy. Current guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommend different weight-gain ranges for women—anywhere from 11 to 40 lbs, based on their pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI). But...

More women push back against the medicalization of birth By Jeannie Naujeck When Zoe Jamail first became pregnant, she was interested in the idea of a natural home birth, but unsure how her body would respond. So she entered Vanderbilt University’s nurse-midwifery practice. Accompanied by a doula, Jamail...

NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS + LOCAL ACTION The value of partnership cannot be understated. From national initiatives with large-scale goals to locally-focused action, NashvilleHealth partners are pursuing measurable ambitions to keep Nashville healthy.  In each of our three core focus areas, as well as our desire to best incorporate...

Now that you're pregnant, are you afraid to start or keep exercising? This myth-busting information will help you get the activity you need.   In this era of prenatal Pilates videos and Oh Baby! toning classes, most women know that exercise during pregnancy is safe. Yet when...



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