Category: Obstetrics

Eat Healthy From the Start

For those of you that have had your “New OB Physical” appointment with me, you have heard my spiel on exercise in pregnancy and eating healthy. Well, regarding diet, a new study proves that my advice is indeed effective in improving pregnancy outcomes. Let’s take a closer look.

Written by on August 5, 2021

Summertime Luxuries… But I’m Pregnant

Originally published in May of 2011 It’s that time of year.  The sun is out, the temperature is off of the charts, and for many women, summertime is synonymous with beach or lake vacations. Let’s address the following hot topics:  Hair removal Tanning Hot tubs Booze Do you want to get rid of unsightly hair growth during […]

Written by on July 13, 2021

Weight Gain In Pregnancy

Originally published in November 2012 I think it’s time for a little blog post about weight gain in pregnancy.  This will help many of our patients meet their ideal pregnancy weight at the time of delivery, and thus lead to the best pregnancy outcomes possible.  Before you continue reading, I want you to calculate your […]

Written by on May 28, 2021

Should You Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins Early?

Originally published in September 2012 The short answer is Yes! You should start taking prenatal vitamins early. When should you start taking prenatal vitamins? I recommend all women start taking prenatal vitamins well before they start trying to conceive. And certainly once they stop using contraception. You never know how long it will take to get pregnant. […]

Written by on May 6, 2021

YOUR BABY BUMP AND BACK PAIN

Originally published in March 2012 So you’ve been eagerly waiting the day that your body changes enough for it to be clearly obvious you’re pregnant.  Be careful what you wish for.  The weight gain of pregnancy, the changes in posture, and the hormonal effects causing relaxation of muscles and ligaments all can lead to back […]

Written by on April 26, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy: Finally Some Data.

Written by Dr. John Yoon A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology provided scientific evidence that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines – both Pfizer and Moderna – are effective in pregnant and breastfeeding women.  Why was this study conducted?    – Scientific evidence was lacking regarding vaccine efficacy in a pregnant and breastfeeeding population […]

Written by on April 2, 2021