Get to Know Dr. Michael Clouatre, M.D.

Dr. Michael Clouatre completed his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1993. Then, He completed an Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery internship and residency in 1997 at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. How do you pronounce...

What to Drink While Breastfeeding and What to Avoid

If you’re breastfeeding, you may have noticed that you feel more thirsty than usual. Oxytocin released in breastfeeding triggers your thirst. It’s your body’s way of making sure that you are getting enough water to produce breast milk. As a nursing mom, it’s important...

Breastfeeding Diet: What Should I Eat While Breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you’re giving your baby nutrients that will help his or her growth and health. But what foods are best for you? How might your diet change your breast milk and affect your baby? Is there a special breastfeeding diet I should follow? You...

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...

What is Lightning Crotch? Dealing with Round Ligament Pain

Round ligament pain or “lightning crotch” is a brief, sharp pain in the lower belly, pelvis, or groin area on one or both sides. It’s one of the most common complaints during pregnancy. However, this discomfort is considered a normal part of pregnancy as your body...

Safe Sleep for Babies: Where Should My Baby Sleep?

When you put your baby down for a nap, you expect your baby will be safe. However, tragedies can happen. Sometimes the cause is unknown, as with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In other cases, such as unsafe sleep, the cause of SIDS is clear and preventable....