Tag: pregnant

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

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

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

Prenatal Yoga

As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and long-time Yoga student, I have been captivated by the many benefits of yoga for physical and mental health. I recently decided to meld my personal and professional interests by furthering my yoga studies through a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. I have learned far more than I am able to share in a single blog post, and I am certain I have much more still to learn. With that said, I am honored to share my knowledge about yoga and pregnancy with you!

Written by on March 30, 2021

Covid Vaccine Update: Johnson & Johnson

For those that have not read my first blog postings on the Covid Vaccine in pregnancy and breastfeeding, I suggest you start there and then return to this one for updates.  Since the last blogs, over 30,000 pregnant women have self entered into the CDC’s v-safe program, which tracks outcomes including miscarriage, stillbirth, pregnancy complications, […]

Written by on March 16, 2021

Diastasis Recti

Many patients ask about diastasis recti either during or after their pregnancy. This is a condition where the abdominal wall muscles separate during or after pregnancy. Let’s take a quick look at what it is, why it happens and answer the ever important prevention/treatment questions.

Written by on February 22, 2021