The Most Common Birth Defects

Anticipation, excitement, love, and nervousness are natural emotions when bringing a new life into the world. It is a time that can also bring concern and uncertainty along the way for parents. One of the worries many parents may face is the possibility of their child being born with a birth defect or congenital abnormality. ...
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2023-10-13T11:02:03-05:00October 13th, 2023|Baby|Comments Off on The Most Common Birth Defects

How To Recognize and Handle an Ectopic Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a remarkable and transformative time in a woman's life, but it can also bring unexpected challenges and uncertainties. Today, we want to provide valuable information on a pregnancy complication that affects many women: ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube.   Though ...
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2023-10-16T14:42:15-05:00May 30th, 2023|Pregnancy|Comments Off on How To Recognize and Handle an Ectopic Pregnancy

Let’s Talk About Egg Quality and Fertility

We are talking about female human eggs, not your breakfast! While you may know you have them, most women don't know much about their eggs and only a little about their menstrual cycle. Human eggs are fascinating, and the egg cell is critically essential to fertility and family planning. Egg quality and fertility is a ...
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2022-01-13T09:25:04-05:00January 12th, 2022|Menstrual Cycle, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Egg Quality and Fertility

Pros and Cons of Getting Your Tubes Tied

Pros and Cons of Getting Your Tubes Tied If you are done having children or have made the decision not to have children, then you may want to consider a permanent form of birth control. Every woman has a different reason for choosing a permanent procedure like female sterilization as a form of birth control. ...
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2022-09-28T20:26:46-05:00January 12th, 2022|Pregnancy, Procedures|Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Getting Your Tubes Tied

The Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Women have a lot to worry about while pregnant, down to the types of cheeses safe to eat. The coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, has created another item to wonder and worry about during pregnancy. Here is what we know and what you can do to keep yourself and your unborn baby healthy.  Are Pregnant Women ...
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2022-12-22T11:13:54-05:00March 13th, 2020|Pregnancy|Comments Off on The Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Postpartum Depression and How to Overcome it

A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes before, during, and after pregnancy. A lot of women have “baby blues” within the first few days after giving birth. This typically goes away within 5-7 days. Women who experience emptiness and sadness for more than two weeks may have postpartum depression. According to Medical News ...
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2021-06-07T11:23:44-05:00July 29th, 2019|Baby, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Postpartum Depression and How to Overcome it

How Exercise Can Help or Harm Your Fertility

We all know that there are health benefits for people who work out regularly. For women who are trying to conceive, a healthy amount of exercise can help with fertility.  Women who participate in regular and steady exercise have a higher chance of getting pregnant than women who do not.  Fertility and Weight  Sometimes weight ...
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2021-06-07T11:22:51-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Pregnancy|Comments Off on How Exercise Can Help or Harm Your Fertility

Healthy Lunch Options for Back to School

About School Lunches  Most children attending school in the United States typically spend 6-8 hours at school and consume the majority of their daily calories there. While a school is lunch provided for kids to eat, the menu is often limited and filled with junk food, fatty, or unhealthy options. It is said that schools ...
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2021-06-07T11:44:16-05:00June 22nd, 2019|Baby, Family|Comments Off on Healthy Lunch Options for Back to School

Raising Kids in the Age of the Internet

As we all know the world wide web, smartphones, and social media apps are all entities of the new age. While most Baby Boomers prefer to not have anything to do with media or technology, and Generation X has one foot in the media world and one foot out, the Millennial generation is driven by ...
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2021-06-07T11:44:23-05:00June 20th, 2019|Pregnancy|Comments Off on Raising Kids in the Age of the Internet

A Car Seat Guide for New Moms

One of the first things you will need to take your baby home from the hospital is a car seat, but which one should you get? Which one is the safest? Well, here’s the good news. All car seats on the market are required to meet government safety regulations, so no car seat is going ...
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2021-01-21T23:28:33-05:00April 9th, 2019|Baby|Comments Off on A Car Seat Guide for New Moms

Preparing to Take Your Baby Home

It’s the day you have been waiting for…finally being able to bring the newest member of your family home. If this isn’t your first rodeo, you know that leading up to this highly anticipated day and throughout your pregnancy, there are copious amounts of things to get done to prepare for your baby’s arrival. However, ...
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2020-05-20T19:38:24-05:00March 13th, 2019|Baby|0 Comments

Pros & Cons of Using a Pacifier

There’s no doubt that pacifiers are great for comforting your baby and calming their tears. However, if you are a new or expecting mom, it may have not even crossed your mind that there are setbacks to giving your baby a pacifier. It’s important to be aware of these setbacks as your baby grows and ...
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2020-05-15T08:56:04-05:00February 21st, 2019|Baby|0 Comments

Breastfeeding V. Bottle Feeding

If you are expecting or a first-time parent, you may be wondering what the best choice is for you and your baby: breastfeeding or bottle feeding? The decision is dependent on your comfort level, lifestyle, and specific medical situations.   Breastfeeding Health experts highly recommend breastfeeding as opposed to formula, especially during the first 6 ...
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2021-06-07T11:19:01-05:00February 6th, 2019|Baby|Comments Off on Breastfeeding V. Bottle Feeding

Exercise and Pregnancy

It’s a new year and many people set fitness and health as a new year resolution, but is that safe if you are pregnant? Overall, exercise is most definitely safe during pregnancy. As long as it is comfortable and there are no health conditions suggesting otherwise, your healthcare provider will most likely tell you to ...
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2021-06-07T11:45:30-05:00January 8th, 2019|Pregnancy|Comments Off on Exercise and Pregnancy

Should I Get the Flu Shot if I’m Pregnant?

The answer is YES! If you are an expecting mother for the first time, you may be wondering if it is safe to get your yearly flu shot. The flu shot is indeed safe for pregnant women and is in fact recommended for all pregnant women during the flu season by the Centers of Obstetricians ...
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2021-06-07T11:45:51-05:00December 4th, 2018|Baby, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Should I Get the Flu Shot if I’m Pregnant?

Do I Have Fertility Issues?

Maybe you are starting to think about having a family, or maybe you have been trying to get pregnant for quite some time now. Whatever your case may be, there is a chance you are thinking, “Will I have problems getting pregnant?” Fertility issues plague many women, and recent estimates say that nearly 10% of ...
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2020-05-14T15:49:49-05:00May 6th, 2018|Pregnancy|0 Comments

What is Normal During a Healthy Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a wonderful and unique experience for many women. However, the journey of pregnancy may cause many women to go through symptoms that may initially invoke concern. It is very normal to experience a few unpleasant things during pregnancy, so it is best to know what to expect to prevent any stress or alarm. ...
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2021-06-07T11:47:15-05:00April 21st, 2018|Pregnancy|Comments Off on What is Normal During a Healthy Pregnancy?
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