Most of us have heard of postpartum (after delivery) depression, but mood disorders can occur at any phase of a pregnancy. Perinatal refers to the time both before and after the baby’s birth. This kind of depression is different from the more common weepy exhaustion that many new mothers feel the first few days after giving birth, when their hormones are shifting rapidly, and their sleep is interrupted by caring for the baby.Continue reading
What is NIPT: Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing?
When we get pregnant, suddenly we’re inundated with information about what to do, what not to do, what to eat, to avoid, and then our prenatal providers ask us to decide on various prenatal testing options.Continue reading
Prenatal Testing for Genetic Disorders
If you’re thinking about getting pregnant and wonder if you can be tested for some of the silent , recessive genetic disorders, then keep reading.Continue reading
Considering an IUD after you deliver? What you need to know.
Though most moms are focused on labor and delivery, sometime in your 3rd trimester, your prenatal provider will probably ask what your plans are for contraception after you deliver your little one.Continue reading
Varicose Veins When Pregnant – And Not
Though usually not considered a serious medical issue, moms-to-be are not thrilled to see these babies pop out along with their hormonal acne.Continue reading
It’s National Breastfeeding Month!
While not every mom can breastfeed exclusively for the recommended 6 – 12 months, as health care providers we try to encourage as much breastfeeding as possible and provide resources.Continue reading
Strep in the Vagina?
Many people have heard of strep throat, which is caused by Group A Streptococcus.Continue reading
Breastfeeding In The First Few Days
Right after your baby is born, you’ll be asked to start breastfeeding.Continue reading
Aging Eggs? Chill.
Freezing your eggs for future fertilization has become more popular over the past few yearsContinue reading
Advanced Maternal Age? But I’m Only 35…
If you are over 35 and pregnant you are of Advanced Maternal Age (AMA), and have what is known in the medical world as a “geriatric pregnancy.”Continue reading