Category: Pregnancy

Watching the Olympics?

Watching the Olympics?

Watch this video of a future Olympian in the making! ...

What is a nuchal cord or loop?

Sometimes the umbilical cord may become wrapped around a part of a developing baby’s body. This is most often found around the baby’s neck and happens ...
Why a birth plan is important

Why a birth plan is important

You don't have to have a birth plan. But having one is a great idea! It helps things run much more smoothly when delivery day finally arrives. A birth ...
Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Heavy duty jobs and pregnancy

Lots of women work tough and physically challenging jobs. My daughter-in-law is a fire fighter, my neighbor’s daughter works in a big warehouse store. ...

What causes clefts and facial birth defects?

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. A cleft lip is a birth defect in which a baby's upper lip doesn’t form complet ...

Getting the Tdap vaccine

My husband and I were watching the news last night and we saw a story about pertussis (whooping cough) and how cases could reach their highest level i ...
Have you had a Charley horse?

Have you had a Charley horse?

A Charley horse is the common name for a muscle spasm, especially in the leg. They’re fairly common in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy and they ...

Should my son be circumcised?

As a parent of a baby boy, one of the things you have to decide is whether or not your son gets circumcised. Circumcision is a surgical procedure t ...
Pregnancy and depression

Pregnancy and depression

Did you know that as many as 1 out of 5 women have symptoms of depression during pregnancy? For some women, those symptoms are severe. In pregnancy, w ...
How to choose a prenatal care provider

How to choose a prenatal care provider

Whether you choose an obstetrician, a family practice doctor, a certified nurse-midwife, or a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, the first step in ge ...