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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance 2020

In 2016 I wrote a blog about pregnancy loss and I felt it was time to take a few moments to write something new about it.  Like many things you can read on social media nowadays, I read something so ignorant that I was genuinely upset about it.  Granted, this is my opinion, but as an advocate for my patients I am confident this opinion is the right one.

Great News for Blue Home or Blue Value Patients!

We are so happy to announce that Kamm McKenzie can now provide prenatal care to patients that have Blue Home/Blue Value insurance, allowing us to provide your obstetric care as you continue to grow your family, regardless of your insurance plan.  The relationships we grow with our patients are some of the most rewarding aspects of what we do.

Coronavirus: Part 3 (Updated Pregnancy Data)

I have previously written that there is limited clear information on pregnancy and Covid; however, based on other respiratory viruses it was felt that pregnant women would be at an increased risk of infection. But early data from other parts of the world had not quite proven this to be the case for Covid. It was felt preliminarily that the risks to pregnant women were similar to age and comorbidity matched non pregnant women. There is some newer data to suggest pregnant women may indeed be at a higher risk. Let’s dive into it.

Who's Anxious? I am. It's the "New Normal"

We are about a month into our stay-at-home, social distancing, quarantine, “new normal” lifestyles and I wanted to take a minute to write about mental health in times like these. Is anyone out there not more anxious than normal?!?  There are just endless new things to worry about on top of what was present before, am I right?

Coronavirus: Part 2

This blog will share the most recent information that was distributed to us by the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (these are the high-risk pregnancy experts).  My goal is to explain the information in an easy to understand way.

Fetal Movement: What's Normal?

Everyday we get a wide variety of questions from expecting moms about their babies’ movements inside.  When should I feel it? Why is my baby moving so much? Why can’t I feel my baby moving enough? What’s this weird thing I am feeling? Is my baby ok?  Let’s take a few minutes to review fetal movement from the beginning.

Early Pregnancy

I have seen and heard numerous advertisements for other local groups promoting their "now, not 8 weeks from now” approach to early pregnancy.  We agree with being seen early, and have been doing it that way for several years already! Over 9 years ago, when I first started at Kamm McKenzie OBGYN, we would see patients between 8-12 weeks from their last menstrual periods...

Labor Precautions: When to Call

You are finally at term and the seconds, minutes and days seem to slow to a crawl. Your mother-in-law is texting you non-stop wanting to know when the grand-kiddo is coming.  It’s hard to work or do your day-to-day activities because the baby is pushing on your pelvic floor so much you have this sense that you are waddling more than walking. You have contractions now and again and the increased discharge makes you wonder if your water broke. And more so for first time moms, there is an overwhelming anxiety about the labor process, being a new parent, and knowing when to come to the hospital… am I right?!?

Third Trimester Emergency? When to Call

Congratulations, you are in the final third of your pregnancy.  Hopefully you passed your diabetes screen. If you did not, you are “enjoying” your new low carb diet or possibly new medications.  If this is your first kiddo you probably have a baby shower in the works. (I was amazed with how NICE everyone was with our first baby.  We got so many wonderful and useful things. I remember getting a little choked up seeing all the stuff we received.)

For most of you, visits will continue in two week intervals until the 36th week, then you will be seen weekly until delivery.  I previously wrote blogs about first trimester emergencies and second trimester emergencies. This blog is going to focus on third trimester emergencies and WILL NOT include regular labor precautions.  I have decided to write a separate blog about that so stay tuned!

Top Baby Names 2018 and Dr. Smith's Rules for Naming your Baby

It’s that time of year again!  NHL and NBA playoffs? Yes, but no.  Powerwash the deck now that pollen season is over?  Maybe, but nope.  Drumroll please…… it’s time to announce the top 10 baby names for 2018!  Every May the Social Security Administration releases last years top baby names.  It’s really kind of a cool web page with lots of information.  You can see the national “winners” or search by state.  You can even look up the popularity of a name by birth year dating back to 1880.

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