What Your Rh Factor Means


Women typically have no trouble finding something to worry about during pregnancy. This is not an insult – it is the fact that women have so much love for the tiny life (or lives) growing within them…yet they are unable to do much outside of eating well and staying healthy. Many things during pregnancy are … Read More

Are Prenatal Checkups Important?

Prenatal care is proactive and preventative care. It is vital to a healthy pregnancy. Visits are scheduled at intervals throughout the months of pregnancy to support the health of both the baby and the mother. The ideal time to begin prenatal care is just before or immediately upon discovering a pregnancy.

Placenta Donation

One of the most necessary elements of your baby’s growth and development is inside your uterus. The placenta is the organ that connects a developing baby to the uterine wall in order to provide oxygen and nutrients and to remove waste products from the baby’s blood. The placenta is a major component of a healthy … Read More

Pregnancy and Exercise

Pregnancy brings forth many different changes to a woman’s body, most of which occur quite quickly in just nine months’ time. One of the most noticeable is the weight gain that begins somewhere around the end of the first trimester. While weight gain is normal – and necessary – pregnancy is not simply an excuse … Read More

Gestational Diabetes- Follow Up After Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that is given very special attention throughout a woman’s entire pregnancy. This complication affects a woman’s blood sugar and can lead to serious issues with her growing baby’s health and development, as well as with the mother’s health. Women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes will be closely monitored … Read More

Gestational Diabetes


Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that must be given special attention throughout a woman’s entire pregnancy. This complication can affect any expectant mother, without any known reason or prior blood sugar issues. With appropriate diagnosis and care, controlling blood sugar throughout pregnancy can prevent issues with the growing baby, the mother, and the entire … Read More


Miscarriage is one of the most heartbreaking events that a couple may face in their relationship. Parents who have already had a child grieve knowing what they have lost, and couples who have yet to have children often wonder if they did something wrong or if they will be able to carry a successful pregnancy … Read More

Make Your Health Your New Year’s Resolution

As 2017 begins, now is the perfect time to decide that your health will be your New Year’s resolution. Women are more prone to certain conditions and diseases simply because of how their bodies are designed. The female reproduction system alone is highly complicated and intricate, and many different aspects of your health work together … Read More

Pregnancy and Chickenpox

As a child, having chickenpox used to be seen as a rite of passage. However, since its introduction in 1984, and since the regularity of use in the last twenty years, there is a significantly lower chance of catching chickenpox as a child or adolescent. While some view this immunity via vaccination as a good … Read More

Are Prenatal Classes Worth It?

There are so many things to prepare for when you are pregnant – a new (temporary) wardrobe, a nursery, washing and folding precious, itty-bitty clothes. But what about childbirth? Can you really prepare for labor? Aren’t childbirth classes a little “old fashioned?” Nurses, midwives, and doctors across the United States have reported a decline in … Read More