Am I In Labor?

By on July 22, 2020

When you go into labor, it’s important to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. However, especially for first-time mothers, it can be confusing or stressful to feel uninformed about what exactly labor feels like. Dr. Michelle Santoyo explains three key things patients should look for that indicate labor are contractions, loss of fluid, and bleeding. Here are a few


Why Maternal Mental Health Matters

By on May 21, 2020

After giving birth, it’s normal for the focus to be on your baby getting the care it needs with appointments and regular checkups. What’s not so common is making sure that mothers get the mental health care they need postpartum. After childbirth, it’s completely normal to experience emotions that are extremely difficult to manage on top of taking care of your new


Coping with Infant and Pregnancy Loss

By on May 8, 2020

Pregnancy loss is a tragedy that most couples bear in silence for many different reasons. At any stage of pregnancy, it can be extremely difficult to grieve and cope with loss, but it’s important to know that there are resources available that can help. Here’s what to know about pregnancy and infant loss and what to do


The Benefits and Risks of Supplements During Pregnancy 

By on May 7, 2020

Reviewed By: Casey Seiden MS, RD, CDN, DCES It can feel overwhelming to walk down the supplements aisle at the pharmacy, especially since taking supplements seems like a regular part of keeping yourself healthy. The reality, though, is that it can be helpful to take a second look at supplements and their benefits and risks. There’s


The Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

By on April 29, 2020

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. Unfortunately, it’s most often diagnosed in its advanced stages, meaning it’s important to know what to watch out for. Although your regular physician can help you make the right lifestyle changes to prevent certain types of cancer, here’s what to know about how you


How to Cut Your Gestational Diabetes Risk

By on April 24, 2020

One important part of your pregnancy care process with your maternal fetal medicine specialist is screening for high blood sugar. That’s because gestational diabetes can happen for many reasons, even if you don’t already have diabetes outside of pregnancy. With some extra steps, you can still experience a happy and healthy pregnancy with high blood sugar, so here’s what


Digging into Diets: The Atkins Diet

By on March 4, 2020

Reviewed By: Casey Seiden MS, RD, CDN, CDE Anyone who remembers the Atkins Diet fad of the early 2000s knows that low-carb diets aren’t a new thing. Although keto could be considered the new generation’s Atkins, the Atkins diet is still alive and well. Even though it navigated a slew of controversy at the time, it


Digging into Diets: The Mediterranean Diet

By on January 23, 2020

Reviewed By: Casey Seiden MS, RD, CDN, CDE When someone mentions they eat a Mediterranean diet, it can evoke a lot of alluring images— grazing on fresh olives and expensive cheeses while nursing a glass of red wine on the canal. Compared to more traditional ‘diets’ which count calories and dread the sight of an avocado


Digging into Diets: Weight Watchers (WW)

By on January 8, 2020

Reviewed By: Casey Seiden MS, RD, CDN, CDE Weight Watchers® (WW) is an old staple when it comes to dieting. It’s been around for decades, and it’s likely you know more than one person who has tried it— in fact, it’s the largest commercial weight loss program in the US and even has international reach. But