Umbilical Cord Blood: Delayed Clamping and Donating

After a baby is born, the doctor clamps and cuts the umbilical cord. However, some families delay clamping for a time. Delaying the clamping allows more time for the umbilical cord blood to flow to their baby. This delay is beneficial because the blood that remains...

Blood Glucose Screening and Tolerance Test: All You Need to Know

When you’re pregnant, your doctor will recommend a one-hour blood glucose screening and tolerance test to check for gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Low-risk pregnant women typically take the screening test between 24 and 28...

Fourth Trimester – Happy, Healthy Mom Equals Happy, Healthy Baby

The fourth trimester, or the first three months of a baby’s life, is filled with a tremendous amount of adjustments and milestones for the baby. These mental and physical developments during your baby’s first three months outside the womb are just as important as...

Different Period Blood Colors: What it Means for Your Health

When you have your period, your uterus sheds its lining. Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the cervix and passes out of the body through the vagina. Through the duration of your period, the blood might change color, ranging from black to orange to pink to...

Hormone Pellets: A Safe Treatment for Hormone Imbalance

Women at any age may experience hormone imbalance. Hormone levels decline or fluctuate contributing to severe PMS, hot flashes, night sweats, postpartum depression, headaches, fatigue, low libido, and sleeping disorders. Birth control pills can also cause hormone...

Get to Know Dr. Darrin Cunningham

Dr. Darrin Cunningham completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, subsequently completing an Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery internship and residency in 1996 at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City,...