Pregnancy

Welcome to our newest CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza Obstetrics & Women’s Health provider!

Erin Hennen, MD, is originally from St. Cloud and attended Cathedral High School. She completed her medical degree at the University of Minnesota and her obstetrics and gynecology residency at TriHealth in Cincinnati. Dr. Hennen’s special interests include high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive robotic assisted gynecologic surgery, management of abnormal uterine bleeding and contraceptive counseling. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake and traveling, as well as trying new restaurants and foods.  After her time away, Dr. Hennen is excited to return home to start her OB/GYN practice serving the St. Cloud and greater Central Minnesota area.
All about folic acid
It’s important that everyone get enough folic acid, but especially women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. According to the CDC, women who get the daily recommended amount of folic acid before becoming pregnant and during their first trimester can reduce the risk of certain birth defects by up to 70 percent.

Obstetrician Erin Hennen, MD, reviews some common foods containing folic acid and discusses how much any woman who may become pregnant needs each day.
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Pregnancy

Toddlers whose mothers used acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- early in pregnancy may have a heightened risk of language delays, a new study suggests.

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Prepregnancy weights continue to rise in the United States, with less than half of women at a healthy size before conception, U.S. health officials report.

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be problematic for pregnant women and their babies, but so can two antibiotics used to treat these infections, U.S. health officials warn.

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Newborn babies face a greater risk of health problems if they live close to a "fracking" site, a new large-scale study contends.

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It's long been known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects. But new research shows that the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels -- not just full-blown diabetes.

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Kids are more likely to develop asthma if their moms chug sugary drinks during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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