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....

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs outside the womb, often in one of the fallopian tubes. To become pregnant, the ovaries release an egg into the fallopian tube on the fourteenth day of a woman’s menstrual cycle. If sperm fertilizes the egg, the egg travels from the...

If I live in the U.S. should I be concerned about Zika?

Although it’s not been featured recently in the news, Zika is still a concern for women in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. A recent report stated that 10% of women in the U.S. with Zika infections gave birth to a baby with virus-related birth defects. In the U.S., from...

Preeclampsia: Risks and Symptoms

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects about 5% of pregnant women, or more than 200,000 cases per year in the U.S. When untreated, preeclampsia can lead to life-threatening complications for both you and your baby. The only cure is delivery of your...

Infertility: A Private Disease

For years you have dreamed of having a home where the laughter of children echoed through the halls. When your doctor tells you that your chances of ever having a live birth are minimal, it blows against your heart like a hurricane. Dreams shatter when faced with the...