Parenting and Pregnancy Blog
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July 29, 2016
As a woman over 35 who might have another baby, I agree the terms "advanced maternal age" and "geriatric pregnancy" are not pleasant, especially when you find yourself in these categories. Pregnancy after 35 can result in a happy and healthy newborn, however these pregnancies are associated with some risk.
April 20, 2016
As providers of prenatal care, we try to advocate for exercise in pregnancy and yoga is an increasingly popular choice for many women.
February 25, 2016
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, all pregnant women, regardless of risk factors, should be offered screening for fetal aneuploidy (an abnormal number of chromosomes in the baby). Although the risk for aneuploidy increases as a woman gets older, most babies with chromosomal problems are born to women who are under age 35 and have no family history of aneuploidy. The choice to screen or not to screen is personal, made by the patient and her partner. There are multiple options for screening available.
January 4, 2016
I had a baby 9 months ago and it has helped me become a better obstetrician in many ways, but most valuable has been firsthand experience with breastfeeding. I have continued to feed him breast milk, a task that has been very challenging and time consuming, but also very rewarding. The benefits of breast milk to babies are not debated, but less commonly recognized are the benefits of breastfeeding to moms.
March 13, 2015
February 18, 2015