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Why Should Expectant Mothers Get the TDAP Vaccine?

Mother and baby There's a lot of conflicting information on vaccines today. Unfortunately, inaccurate information is resulting in a reluctance to vaccinate and a resurgence of diseases such as whooping cough (pertussis).
 
The TDAP vaccine helps pregnant mothers protect their babies by passing on antibodies that help fight three bacterial infections until vaccination can occur at age two months.
 
Learn more about the benefits of TDAP vaccines for pregnant women, as well as when, and how often, to get this important vaccine.

Multiples Class

This one-night class is designed as an adjunct to Labor Basics and is for parents expecting more than one baby. Topics include the high-risk pregnancy, antenatal issues, and breastfeeding of multiples, as well as dietary tips, and postpartum adjustment issues.
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Location: Virtua Voorhees Hospital, 100 Bowman Drive, Voorhees, NJ 
Cost: $40 per couple

Register online or call 1-888-847-8823.

Grandparents Night

This session introduces grandparents to current trends and changes in childbirth and infant care. Various topics include use of child safety seats, proper body mechanics, positioning baby for sleep, and supporting the new mom/parents emotionally and physically.
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: Virtua Voorhees Hospital, 100 Bowman Drive, Voorhees, NJ 
Cost: $15 per person

Register online or call 1-888-847-8823.
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Antidepressants Might Raise Odds for Serious Pregnancy Complication

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- Treating depression during pregnancy can be vital to the health of both mother and child, but new research suggests that taking antidepressants may make a woman more vulnerable to gestational diabetes.

Specifically, the drugs venlafaxine (Effexor) and amitriptyline (Endep) were associated with the highest risk, especially when taken for a long time.

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