Fatigue, cramping and mood swings. Could it be Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or a sign of pregnancy? For a woman attempting to conceive, there are certain symptoms that mimic early pregnancy, especially if you struggle with PMS. As an OB/GYN, I’m here to help differentiate between the symptoms of PMS and early pregnancy and guide you … Continue reading Am I pregnant or is it PMS?
Over the last 16 years, I have had the absolute privilege of helping countless moms navigate the journey of childbirth. Childbirth has always been one of the most unique and individualized experiences a family will go through. Every birth story is different. Individuals have their own special and unique circumstances that are like no one … Continue reading Laughing gas a new alternative to ease labor pains
Ultrasound technology is an amazing tool that gives us the opportunity to see the living fetus. For parents expecting a child, it provides a thrilling glimpse at the child they’re preparing to bring into the world. This wasn’t always an option. While it was invented in 1958, the use of sonographic images of the fetus … Continue reading What ultrasounds can tell you about the health of your baby
From television and movies to social media and mommy blogs, we’re often flooded with images of the “perfect” mom that perpetuate this idea of flawless motherhood. But what isn’t highly acknowledged is the support it takes to be a super mom. No woman can do it on her own. No man could either for that … Continue reading Caring for our communities: Setting first-time mothers up for success
Today, more and more women are surviving breast cancer, which means more and more are concerned about what life after treatment looks like. It’s a problem created by our own success — because more women are surviving, we’re now looking for ways to support them as they get back to their lives post-cancer. Fighting cancer … Continue reading 5 things you need to know about pregnancy after breast cancer
Parenting fails are going viral all over the internet. They range from the forgetful things that can happen to any parent, to the completely embarrassing moments that are almost unimaginable. When it comes to pregnancy and child birth, I have seen a few mishaps parents make even before their precious child is born. As an … Continue reading 6 biggest parenting fails, according to an OB/Gyn
During your pregnancy, it is important to have support as you embark on your new adventure. Whether you enlist the help of your husband, boyfriend, partner or family member, it can take some creativity to get someone involved. Often, the burden falls on the mother but there are many ways dad can help both during … Continue reading How can dad help post-baby?
When you’re pregnant — especially for the first time — you have so many questions along the way. Friends, relatives and co-workers seem to love offering their guidance on the many dos and don’ts of this exciting and wonderful experience. Sometimes it can be tough to separate the facts from the myths. When in doubt, … Continue reading Fact or fiction: 6 common myths about pregnancy
Do you have babies on the brain? Then before you go rushing to prepare the nursery, there are many important things you should consider. As an OB/GYN, I believe prepping your body before you ever conceive is the most important thing you can do for the health of you and your baby. Here is a checklist … Continue reading Before your first pregnancy: Taking care of your body
Pregnancy is supposed to be a time for joy, anticipation and new experiences. But for a lot of moms it also comes with a lot of anxiety and questions. With all the blogs, articles and social media confusion, moms are forever wondering if they are doing the right thing. For women that like to exercise, … Continue reading Pregnancy fitness: Workouts for expecting moms