Umbilical Cord Clamping
Generally speaking, during pregnancy, the umbilical cord supplies nutrients and oxygen to your developing baby. After birth, the umbilical cord gets clamped and then snipped. This is just one step of the labor and delivery process, right? But wait… before we cut the cord… should we be in such a rush? Are there any benefits […]
What is a Gentle C-section?
When you are developing a birth plan you may want to be fully aware of all of your options. Maybe you have heard of a Gentle C-section or a Natural C-section. Curious to learn more about a Gentle C-section birth? We will share some information about a Gentle C-section with you here so you can […]
What Is Postpartum Depression? Multiple factors come into play in regards to Postpartum Depression (PPD). It can be a very complex combination of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes that can take place in some women after giving birth. Postpartum Depression is linked to all the emotional and physical changes a new mother experiences. Generally, new […]
Infertility Awareness Week
Everyone’s journey in life is different and the same goes for the journey of building your family. During the week of April 18th-24th, we recognize Infertility Awareness Week, because not everyone has an easy road when it comes to getting pregnant. We recommend keeping yourself informed and consult with your healthcare provider to see what […]
Are You Considering Freezing Your Eggs?
What is egg freezing? Egg freezing or oocyte cryopreservation gives women the opportunity for a pregnancy to occur in the future. The process involves harvesting, freezing, and storing eggs to later be used for in vitro fertilization once you are ready to have a baby. During the egg freezing process, unfertilized eggs are extracted from […]
Should I Choose a Midwife?
A midwife is a highly trained health professional who assists healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies. Midwives can help to deliver babies in a number of locations and generally find that birthing centers or in the hospital to be the safest options. Women who select a midwife to help […]
Endometriosis Awareness Month
March is Endometriosis awareness month. The mission is to raise awareness of endometriosis as it affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide. Endometriosis is especially common in women from the ages of 30 to 40 years of age. Oftentimes, women with endometriosis find it difficult to conceive. There are treatment options that help to manage […]
What Does Exercise Look Like While You Are Pregnant?
Want to know more about exercising while you are pregnant? There are plenty of fun and safe exercises to do while you are pregnant. First, always consult with your doctor prior to starting any new exercise programs. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a great list of Frequently Asked Questions to review as […]
When you think of starting the New Year, what is a common topic that one generally thinks of? New Year’s resolutions, right? Whether we want to lose weight, exercise more, reduce stress, or get more sleep… we are determined to improve our life in some form. We can cover some ground to get you started […]
Hypothyroidism & Pregnancy
Finding out you’re pregnant comes with many emotions. Depending on the person and her circumstances, these may include shock, happiness, and maybe even a little bit of fear about the unknown. And if you have an underlying health condition — such as hypothyroidism — you may be wondering how it could affect your pregnancy and […]