Cesarean deliveries, or C-sections, are performed for many reasons/indications. Cesareans can be scheduled, or urgent/emergent. The need for a cesarean arising from circumstances in labor are usually performed on an urgent basis, and less frequently on an emergency basis. This discussion is about cesareans that are planned weeks to months in advance, and therefore called
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
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.
If you’re planning to become pregnant or recently found out you were pregnant, it can be an exciting but uncertain time. There are plenty of resources and books you can learn from when it comes to what to expect through your pregnancy, and of course your OB/GYN is the best resource. However, it’s also helpful to have
At MFM, we encourage all patients to come in for a screening visit, even if they are not imminently planning on becoming pregnant. This is because we often get newly pregnant patients that come into the practice with illnesses that have not been well taken care of in the past, which can cause complications and
If you are pregnant, you may be wondering what tests you should have performed in order to properly monitor and manage your pregnancy. As with many obstetrical care groups, our practice recommends several tests to assess maternal well-being during pregnancy; these include: Blood type and antibody screen: This assesses antigens on your red blood cells,
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
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