Expecting Mothers

For mothers who are expecting a child.

While you’re thanking your changing hormones for that pregnancy “glow” – fast-growing nails, extra hair, and luminous skin – you may also notice some less exciting changes. Those same hormones responsible for making you feel like a fertility goddess...
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, an unborn baby growing inside the shelter of his mother’s body. Many mothers would never think that anything could be wrong with their little ones but would make great sacrifices if they knew of...
Women who rely on medication often face a tough choice during pregnancy. They want to keep their babies safe and reduce the risk of harm, but many take daily prescriptions to relieve pain, balance hormones, or control their emotions....
The 12 week mark of your pregnancy is generally considered the ideal time to be sharing your exciting news. Why is that? One reason is the fear of miscarriage, which commonly occurs during the first trimester. With that said, the...
I know that expectant mothers have a lot on their minds as they prepare to welcome a baby, but I urge all mothers out there: please don't forget about the flu and getting the flu shot. A CDC study...
Can reading benefit an unborn baby? I received this question the other day from a very concerned pregnant patient of mine. Of course, I immediately said yes, but in reality, I wasn’t 100 percent sure. I wish a baby could...
The reason you hear so much about folic acid and pregnancy is because this B vitamin protects against a group of serious birth defects. However, if you're like most women, you don't get enough folic acid (officially known as...
Everyone thinks that the body is able to naturally prepare for breastfeeding. But for infants born prematurely or who are ill at birth, that often isn't the case. Some babies, even healthy ones, just plain struggle with the mechanics of...
If you look carefully at liquor, beer, and wine bottles, you'll find a warning about drinking during pregnancy. But these cautionary labels don't tell the whole story. Alcohol has many effects on a woman's body -- effects that any...
Tailbone Pain and Subsequent Pregnancy Many women with current or previous tailbone pain are concerned about whether subsequent pregnancies will cause their pain to worsen or to return. This is a valid concern, since we know that tailbone pain can indeed be worsened both...