Rh Factor

Finding out that you are expecting is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Understanding that you are responsible for a new life growing inside your body can feel like an overwhelming responsibility, yet at the same time, it is exciting to think about what the future holds. It is important that you visit your OB-GYN soon … Read More

Internal Ultrasound

While ultrasound imaging is used to create pictures of the inside of the body, it is often necessary to use a transvaginal ultrasound to examine the female reproductive organs. This type of internal ultrasound allows doctors to view the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina in a more detailed manner. A doctor or technician … Read More

Age and Conception

Many women are waiting longer to start a family these days due to taking time to establish their careers, to travel, to enjoy time to themselves. This is putting them at older ages for when they begin thinking of having children. While this is understandable, age does have a direct effect on a woman’s fertility. … Read More

Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Go Together

According to the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, “There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol.” For those who enjoy consuming an alcoholic beverage on occasion … Read More

Swelling During Pregnancy

So many changes occur in women’s bodies throughout their entire pregnancies. With the growth of a baby (or babies!), women’s bodies grow and change almost on a daily basis. While women are expecting their abdomens to bulge out in their second and third trimester, they are often surprised by the amount of swelling that occurs … Read More

Trying to Get Pregnant in 2016


Many couples like to begin a new year thinking of all the possibilities that a new year can bring. One of the biggest possibilities is deciding that it is time to expand your family. The most popular month to deliver a baby is September, leading many to believe that the New Year is a popular … Read More

A Birth Plan is Great, but You Must Remain Flexible

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Women have nine months to prepare for the birth of their baby (or babies). During these nine months, many women take birthing classes, read books, and receive countless pieces of advice regarding giving birth. For some women, they greatly look forward to giving birth while many others fear labor because of the unknown. Seasoned mothers … Read More

Postpartum Depression

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Postpartum depression affects 1 in 8 women during the first months following childbirth. This condition is brought on by different factors, and not all women feel, act, or are affected the same. Postpartum depression is the temporary depression in women that is directly related to recently giving birth. It comes in two forms: early onset … Read More

Episiotomy – Don’t Stress, Get the Facts


While most women are ecstatic to learn that they are pregnant and are looking forward to enjoying a full-term, healthy pregnancy, most women are also very concerned with the act of giving birth. One of the major causes for this anxiety can be wrapped up in one word – Episiotomy. Without the facts behind this … Read More

VBAC – What You Need to Know


A VBAC is a desire for many pregnant women. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is an option for many women who are pregnant. Because a vaginal birth is considered to be the most “ideal” and most “natural” form of birth, pregnant women most often seek a vaginal delivery. However, sometimes things do not work out … Read More