Maternal Mortality – How You Can Protect Yourself

Let’s start with the good news: Infant mortality has reached an all-time low. While this is cause for celebration, a recent analysis by the CDC found that mothers in the United States have a higher rate of dying after giving birth than many other developed countries....

Before Pregnancy: 11 Important Ways to Prepare

What can you do to be ready for your little one? Take care of you! Before you even begin trying to conceive, you can take important steps to prepare your body and your life for a new baby. Planning for Pregnancy 1. Eat Right: Months before you begin eating for two,...

Permanent Birth Control: Is it for you?

You’ve decided that you would like to not have any more children so permanent birth control is an important option to discuss with your doctor. Over 60% of women of reproductive age are currently using contraception and about 10 million (27%) use female sterilization....

Birth Spacing – A Key to Family Planning

Are you considering having another child? Your heart and mind might be ready for another little one, but is your body ready? Before you conceive again, get the facts about pregnancy spacing. Approximately 33% of American mothers have children spaced too close...

How to Choose Contraception

The recent comments by Pope Francis about family planning has revived conversations about birth control for those of the Catholic faith, as well as the general public.  “How do I choose the right method for me?” is a common question for many women. In the last decade,...

How to Choose a Birth Control Method

What factors should you consider when choosing a family planning or birth control method?  This is an important question your OB/GYN can help you think through. How often you have sex, your health, and whether or not you want children all play a role in which form of...