The Benefits of a Customized Prenatal Diet

By on May 28, 2021

Reviewed by: Casey Seiden MS, RD, CDN, DCES It can feel overwhelming to keep track of all the important things you’ll need to do during pregnancy. Fortunately, your care team can help with in a variety of areas – including your diet! A customized prenatal diet can help manage the course of your pregnancy and ensure


What’s a Birth Plan and What Should It Include?

By on May 5, 2021

Planning ahead for going into labor can seem like a no-brainer – after all, it’s likely one of the most important dates on your calendar. A birth plan can likely help get some of your concerns addressed and help you know what to expect from the process. In this episode of Healthful Women, Dr. Fox talks with Dr. Stephanie Melka about birth


Uses for Ultrasound in OB/GYN

By on February 24, 2021

Ultrasound exams are some of the most common and well-known through pregnancy, and the technology has advanced considerably in the past several years. Dr. Ana Monteagudo, an OB/GYN and ultrasound expert, explained the evolution of ultrasound technology on our Healthful Woman podcast. Listen to that episode or continue reading to learn more. Ultrasound of the


Infertility: Should I be Concerned?

By on February 18, 2021

Infertility is a common problem that many couples face which may be caused by a variety of issues. On an episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Fox and reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Susan Lobel explained the most common causes of infertility and how they can be treated. Listen to that episode on or continue reading below to learn


Everything You Need to Know About the COVID Vaccine

By on February 2, 2021

On a special episode of Healthful Woman, Dr. Fox and Emily Oster discuss some very important facts about the new COVID vaccine and how testing is performed, how vaccines work, and their relationship to pregnant women. Since these are topics that are likely in everyone’s minds, it’s very important to find accurate information from maternal


Autoimmune Disease and Pregnancy

By on February 1, 2021

Pregnancy can present some unique challenges for women who have existing health concerns. This can be true for women with autoimmune diseases, who often have questions for their OB/GYN regarding what they can expect and how to manage their disease. On Healthful Woman, Dr. Samantha Do explained some of the basics on this subject. Here


Debunking Myths On the COVID-19 Vaccine and Infertility

By on January 28, 2021

Alongside common anti-vaccination myths, the COVID-19 vaccine has been met with skepticism. For some, this is due to the exceptional speed with which the vaccine was developed and made available, leading some to be wary of its effectiveness or safety. A common myth that has emerged is that the vaccine can cause infertility. Simply put,


Can I Exercise During Pregnancy?

By on January 20, 2021

On an episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Stephanie Melka and Dr. Fox discussed whether women can exercise during their pregnancies. Dr. Melka talks about exercise during pregnancy with patients “at least several times a day”, because there are many myths surrounding what is safe or healthy. Dr. Fox also finds that “often, the advice that [pregnant patients] are given


What Doctors Want You to Know About Breastfeeding

By on January 19, 2021

On Healthful Woman, Dr. Stephanie Melka reviewed a few things that women should know about breastfeeding. Dr. Melka underwent advanced training in breastfeeding medicine so she can better help her patients and address common misconceptions. Listen to the full episode on the Healthful Woman website, or continue reading to learn more.   Healthful Woman · “Breastfeeding: The Doctor’s Perspective” – with Dr.