Pregnancy

Reaping what he sows
OB-GYN David Kroska, MD, has always had a passion for growing his own food. It's something he has incorporated into his medical practice, turned into a small business and passed down to his family, including his daughter, Courtney Wittrock, PA-C, who works side-by-side with him at CentraCare Clinic. Dr. Kroska also leads the L.I.F.E (Lifestyle, Food & Exercise) Program. Read more about his passion for wellness and homegrown food.
Medication use in pregnancy
A good rule of thumb is to use as few medications (over-the-counter or prescription) as possible in pregnancy. Many medications are safe when used properly, but others can cause problems for a baby’s development. View our list of safe medications.
First twins born at St. Cloud Hospital turn 90

They were born on a Monday. Wash day.

“That’s how I remember it was a Monday,” said Virgil Egerman.

At 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20, 1928, Virgil and his sister Virginia Egerman Symons, or “Ginny,” were the first twins to be born at St. Cloud Hospital.

Read their story in this St. Cloud Times article.

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Overweight in Pregnancy? Here's How to Keep Excess Pounds at Bay

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 -- Heather Kinion never spent much time thinking about her weight. But when she got pregnant, that changed.

"My sister had a baby a few years before me and had gained a bunch of weight, and she still hadn't lost it when I got pregnant," Kinion said. So the Chicago-area mom-to-be was happy to sign up for a nutritional counseling program her doctor's office was offering as part of a study.

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