Q. I've heard that Folic Acid can help prevent some birth defects - is this true?

A.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a baby born with a birth defect every 4.5 minutes. Most birth defects occur during the first three month of pregnancy can happen before the mother even knows she is pregnant. While not always preventable, you can lower your risk for having a baby with a birth defect by:

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Women's Pavilion OB Award

Wooster Community Hospital has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations.  WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.


Q. I'm hearing about the "full 40" during my pregnancy - what does that mean?

No one likes to be rushed… not even your unborn baby. The length of pregnancy is often thought of as ten months. The medical community refers to pregnancy length in weeks…40 weeks. Let’s face it… as pregnancy nears the end, physical discomfort often increases! The anticipation of meeting your new little “he” or “she” can be exciting and overwhelming. While getting the pregnancy overwith sounds wonderful, research shows, “going the full 40” is preferable for your baby. Inducing labor should be reserved for medical reasons as determined by your doctor.

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