There are many reasons why induction of labor might be needed or wanted at the end of pregnancy. Common medical reasons for induction include diabetes, high blood pressure and twin pregnancies. There are also many other medical conditions for which advancing pregnancy becomes risky for mom and baby. For any given condition, when the risks of ongoing pregnancy outweigh the benefits of it for baby, delivery is generally recommended.
Previously written and published by Dr. Bernstien in June 2021 I’ve written blogs about many options for contraception, but have failed to write about the oldest method, natural family planning (NFP). The new term for this in the medical world is called fertility awareness-based (FAB) methods for pregnancy prevention. Some women cannot or choose not to use […]
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 […]
Previously written and published by Ivy Bagly in 2019 Hello everyone. One of our family medicine colleagues (and certified lactation consultant) Ivy Bagly, asked to be a guest blogger in honor of World Breastfeeding Week (held annually in August). Her blog addresses how friends, family and co-workers can help support a breastfeeding mom. When choosing to feed your […]
Previously written and published in 2012 Being proactive and planning for pregnancy can really work in your favor. Here are 9 important items to consider when you’re thinking about having a baby. 1. Start Prenatal Vitamins I recommend all women start taking prenatal vitamins well before they start trying to conceive, and certainly once they stop […]
A couple of the more common calls we get after delivery have to do with the amount of bleeding you have or the amount of swelling you are noticing. While we have information on the website about what to expect after vaginal birth or cesarean, I thought I would take a few minutes of your time to give you the low down on postpartum bleeding and swelling.