Tag: pregnant

Induction of Labor

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.

Written by on November 16, 2022

Natural Family Planning: My Unexperienced Explanation

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 […]

Written by on October 12, 2022

Postpartum Bleeding and Swelling: What’s Normal?

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.

Written by on February 1, 2022

Does the Covid Vaccine Really Affect Menstrual Cycles?

When Covid vaccines first came out some hesitancy existed in women planning to get pregnant, despite all the major obstetrical, gynecology, and fertility organizations advocating for it. People would hear about their friend whose period was never the same after a Covid vaccine and freaked out. A recent study in Obstetrics and Gynecology looked into this so we could get a real answer.

Written by on January 27, 2022

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