Experts Answer Pregnancy and Childbirth Questions

Whether you’re pregnant or just starting to consider adding a new member to your family, our pregnancy and childbirth experts have answers to your most frequently asked questions.

One of the most important questions you may have is what’s the best place to have my baby in North Texas? Of course, we think it’s at a Medical City Healthcare hospital, where you have the birthing choices, amenities and clinical expertise you need and expect.

We’ve captured the essence of a Medical City delivery in this heartwarming video showcasing real families welcoming their newborn babies into the world.

Getting Pregnant

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you probably have all kinds of questions. You may even be wondering if it’s time to see a fertility specialist. In this section, you’ll find expert answers to these questions and more, including when to start taking prenatal vitamins, if it’s possible to tell when you’re ovulating and the three most important things you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

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Now That You’re Pregnant (Or Think You Might Be)

Finding out that you’re pregnant is the start of an exciting adventure! You’ll want to know things such as how soon you can take a pregnancy test, how to calculate your due date, what foods and beauty treatments are safe and which ones should be avoided, how to choose an obstetrician, how much weight you should gain, what to expect at your first prenatal visit and so much more. The board-certified OB/GYNs in this section have lots of expert advice to help you navigate your pregnancy journey from conception to delivery.

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Having Your Baby

The big day that you’ve waited for is finally here! Questions about pregnancy are replaced by questions about childbirth and postnatal care. From queries about having a vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) and how to customize your birthing experience to whether you should have an epidural (or feel guilty about it) to advice and tips for burping, swaddling and using a bulb syringe on your newborn, you can count on the labor and delivery specialists at Medical City Healthcare hospitals for expert answers.

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Moms’ Best Advice to New Mothers

This candid video features moms sharing their best practical tips and parenting advice with new moms and first-time moms. Pearls of wisdom include sleep as much as you can, relax, take it easy and enjoy your time with your baby, don’t worry about what other people think and keep an eye on your child at all times.

Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

If anyone knows what you should never say to a pregnant women, it’s a mom who has probably heard it all. These mothers offer helpful tips to those who may be tempted to say things like: Are you planning to breastfeed? Do you know what causes that? When are you due? Have you had the baby yet? How much weight did you gain? What are you going to name the baby? You look like you’re about to pop! How many babies are in there — is it a litter? And our favorite: How are you planning on losing the weight after? I sell amazing weight loss shakes.

Dads’ Best Advice to New Dads

We can’t leave the guys out, as they play a pretty important role in the whole pregnancy process. These seasoned veterans of the parenting trenches can be counted on to offer lots of tips for dealing with diaper duty, including: Try not to gag. Be prepared for anything and everything to gross you out. When you open the diaper, there might be some excess gas in there... you’ll find out.