Obstetrics

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is More Than the ‘Baby Blues’

When you hear the word Postpartum Depression (PPD), what do you picture in your mind? Television ads for medications have done a great job of giving us a visual picture of depression, but PPD can look and feel differently than a pervasive feeling of sadness.  What are...

Confidence is a Key to Successful Breastfeeding Experience

Mothers who expect to breastfeed may not realize that their attitude about it is important to successful breastfeeding. Although new mothers describe breastfeeding as a meaningful and fulfilling aspect of caring for their infants, breastfeeding can cause anxiety and...

Childbirth Classes. Know What to Expect

Each woman's childbirth is a unique experience. You've probably read about childbirth and heard countless labor stories from friends and loved ones, but do you know what to expect during labor and delivery? Childbirth classes can help new mothers gain confidence, and...

The Importance of Good Prenatal Care

Each year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) receives reports of women who died because of a pregnancy-related complication. The yearly number was 658 in 2018, including deaths during pregnancy, at birth, or within 42 days of birth. The CDC estimates that up to...

Preeclampsia’s Symptoms and Treatments

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects about 5% of pregnant women. When untreated, Preeclampsia can lead to life-threatening complications for both you and your baby. What are preeclampsia’s symptoms and treatments? Keep reading to find out. What are...

10 Different Types of Moms. A Mother’s Day Salute

It is the time of year to celebrate our mothers. Each on awesome in her own way. But that got us thinking about the different types of moms. So we made a list. This list is by no means exhaustive of all the words that describe motherhood, but it is a good start.  The...

Infertility Awareness Month: Help Change the Conversation

April is Infertility Awareness Month. So, let's talk about it. For many, receiving an infertility diagnosis shatters their dream of having a house full of children. After months of trying, depression is often experienced by both partners and can have a strong impact...

News in Obstetrics: Birth Defects Awareness & Prevention

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. According to the March of Dimes, about 120,000 babies born each year have congenital normalities. A birth defect...

News in Gynecology: How Important Is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D normalizes your body’s calcium and phosphorus absorption and assists your immune system function. It's also essential for bone growth and bone remodeling. Other roles it serves in the body include the reduction of inflammation and modulation of multiple...

Fertility News in Obstetrics: Let’s Get Pregnant

What are the chances of getting pregnant the first time trying? Some women get pregnant within the first month, but this is not always the case. Conception in the first month occurs for about 30% of women attempting pregnancy. Getting pregnant for others can take up...

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