Is My Medication Safe During Pregnancy?

By on January 10, 2018

Is My Medication Safe During Pregnancy?

A legitimate concern for women is the safety of medication while pregnant or breastfeeding. Many wonder whether their medications are harmful to the baby. While many over the counter medications are probably safe, the “safety” of a particular medication is not always clearly defined, information can be conflicting, and it can be hard to find

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC)

By on November 28, 2017

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC)

Many women who have experienced a cesarean section wonder whether they should attempt a vaginal birth in a subsequent pregnancy.  Making this decision is not easy and should consider the risks and benefits of VBAC, the reasons for a prior cesarean section, and future family planning. What are the risks of attempting vaginal birth after

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What is a Birth Plan?

By on July 20, 2017

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Many expectant mothers spend a lot of time thinking about a healthy pregnancy, baby names, baby showers, decorations, cribs, strollers and daycare.  Much time is spent thinking and preparing for the events leading up to and after birth, but what about your actual birth experience? A birth plan is an opportunity to discuss your birth

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Questions to Ask Your OB-GYN: Induction of Labor

By on June 22, 2017

What is an induction of labor? Labor induction refers to methods and medicines used by your doctor to trigger labor.  Typically, it involves a midnight admission to the hospital, a medical agent to soften the cervix overnight (foley balloon or misoprostol), time, pitocin to stimulate contractions, more time, breaking the water (rupture of membranes), and

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