Breastfeeding is an important part of your infant’s development and the emotional connection that is built between mom and baby. One thing that can have a surprisingly negative impact on breastfeeding is oral tissues like tongue and lip ties. What Are Tongue and Lip Ties? A tongue tie is the band of tissue connecting your
So, you just found out you’re pregnant- congrats! After the initial excitement dies down, your next thought is probably along the lines of, “what next?” Board-certified OB/GYNs Dr. Fox and Dr. Melka discuss this topic to help make your first steps of pregnancy easier. Healthful Woman · “I’m Pregnant, Now What?” – with Dr. Stephanie Melka Call Your Obstetrician
What is Advanced Maternal Age? Technically speaking, advanced maternal age refers to anyone who wants to or is pregnant over the age of 35. This designation requires so-called “high-risk care” due to the higher likelihood of developing adverse outcomes in many different ways, which usually entails more testing or more frequent testing during pregnancy than
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
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.
After maternity leave, it can be difficult for new moms to manage pumping throughout the day and learning to save milk for their baby when they have to be apart. There are a few simple steps that breastfeeding moms can take to prepare to go to back to work, including learning to store milk and
On the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Fox regularly interviews colleagues and members of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates team so audiences can get to know them. On the episode “I’m Dr. Melka, How Can I Help Ya!”, we were introduced to Dr. Stephanie Melka, a board certified OBGYN who joined MFM Associates in 2012. You can listen to
Whether planned or not, becoming a soon-to-be dad can bring about a lot of different emotions. What’s sure is that having a child will change your life in a lot of different ways, so it’s important to prepare yourself in the right ways so you can take care of your family and help make it