Obstetrics

What to Expect on Your First Pregnancy Visit

Congratulations! It's the first pregnancy visit to your doctor. During this appointment, your doctor will check your overall health and determine your due date. Your doctor will also answer any questions and give you information on how to have a healthy pregnancy....

Should I Talk To My Doctor About Genetic Testing?

Pregnancy is a time of great anticipation and lots of decisions. While most babies are born healthy, you may worry that your baby will have health problems. Doctors can diagnose many genetic abnormalities before birth. And you can get important genetic information...

What Can I Expect in a Prenatal Ultrasound?

A prenatal ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create a photo of the inside of your body. Because radiation is not used, doctors consider ultrasound scans to be very safe. OBGYns often use obstetric ultrasounds to check on babies in their mother's womb....

Can I Still Get Pregnant If I’ve Been Diagnosed With PCOS?

What is the relationship between pregnancy and PCOS? Can I still get pregnant if I’ve been diagnosed?  Although it's not well known or understood, approximately one in ten women in the U.S. are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). With PCOS, an imbalance of...

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Postpartum Depression

Are you struggling but aren't sure how to talk to your doctor about postpartum depression? Keep reading for help. Postpartum Depression Symptoms can occur three months before giving birth and up to 1 year after the birth of your baby. Most mothers experience a sadness...

A Balanced Diet is a Healthy Diet for You and Your Baby

During pregnancy, the basic principles of healthy eating remain the same: get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. A balanced diet will promote your baby's growth and development. Below are a few nutrients that deserve special...

What are the Most Common Pregnancy Complications and Risk Factors?

Most pregnancies occur without complications. However, some women will experience complications involving their health, their baby’s health, or both. Before becoming pregnant, diseases or conditions the mother had can sometimes lead to complications, but most are...

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...

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