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Advanced Maternal Age in Pregnancy

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.

The Oldest Remedy in History: Bed Rest

June 21, 2016

Bed rest has been prescribed by doctors for a long time and for many reasons. Whether a patient is sick, recovering from surgery or having a complicated pregnancy, she is often instructed to be on bed rest.

Dr. Pruitt, a father and an ER doctor

June 14, 2016

Being a dad and a doctor is the only kind of dad I've ever been. I was in residency when our first two children were born, and then an ER doctor at St. Luke's when our youngest two were born. I'm sure, however, that it's very similar to being a dad in any other profession. When I get home, my kids don't really care that I'm a doctor. At home, I'm just daddy. I like it that way. Being a doctor is my career, and I love it, but that pales in comparison with being a husband and dad. Other dads with other careers have the same responsibilities and challenges I do. I'm very blessed to have my wife as such an incredible teammate in life.

Dr. Arnold, a father and a physician

June 13, 2016

Hippocrates observed the "art of medicine is long and that life is short". Twenty years ago, I put on a white coat for the first time and over the years I have come to appreciate the wisdom of the ancient Greek physician. Despite the pace and progress of medicine; sympathy and understanding remains more powerful than the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

Eating (and staying healthy) for two

April 27, 2016

We've all heard the saying - "you're eating for two!" This advice, coupled with well-meaning friends and family recommending lots of rest for expecting moms, has led to a big problem in modern pregnancies - excessive weight gain. According to information released by the CDC in 2015, about 50 percent of American women gain too much weight during their pregnancies.

Safety and benefits of yoga in pregnancy and postpartum

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.