Obstetrics

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...

Dr. Marie Stopes: Person of Influence in Gynecology

Many men and women have paved the way for modern gynecology. Dr. Marie Stopes, our person of influence in gynecology, is one. Dr. Marie Stopes Dr. Marie Stopes, 1880-1958, was a distinguished academic scientist and the youngest Doctor of Science in Britain at that...

Dr. Virginia Apgar: A Person of Influence in Obstetrics

The Apgar Score is a test used to evaluate newborns at birth. The test checks a baby's heart rate, muscle tone, and other signs to see if extra medical care or emergency care is needed. Developed by Dr. Virginia Apgar in 1953, the test has long been adopted as a...

Common Complications During Pregnancy

The majority of pregnancies occur without any serious issues. However, some women will experience complications during pregnancy that can involve their health, baby’s health, or both. Diseases or conditions the mother had before becoming pregnant can sometimes lead to...

Postpartum Health Problems: What You Need to Know

After giving birth, you're focused on caring for your baby. Postpartum health problems for moms, some life-threatening, can happen in the weeks and months afterward, and many aren't aware of the warning signs. Importance of Postpartum Visit A pregnancy-related death...

Breastfeeding or Bottlefeeding: A Personal Decision

Breastfeeding or bottlefeeding, it's a personal decision. Although breastfeeding benefits for both mother and baby are compelling, the decision to breastfeed is not always about the benefits. In some cases, bottlefeeding may be better for mom and baby. The Benefits of...

The Childbirth Experience: What Can You Expect?

Every mom deserves a medal for childbirth. It can be scary to contemplate, especially for first-time mothers, so a little knowledge about the childbirth experience goes a long way to ease your mind. Some women deliver by Cesarean Section, but the majority are born...

Tips for Good Prenatal Care

Every year the CDC receives reports of women who died as a result of a pregnancy-related complication. The yearly number is around 500, and they estimate that there are probably another 500 additional deaths that are not identified as being pregnancy-related. The CDC...

Iron-Deficiency Anemia: What Women Need to Know

Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. Anemia is when your body’s red blood cells don’t work correctly, or your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. Iron helps bring oxygen to the rest of your body. More women than men are affected by...

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