Friday, February 3, 2023

Prenatal appointments: when to see a doctor when pregnant.

Attending your prenatal appointments and going for prenatal ultrasounds and blood-work is a LOT of work! I learned that when I went through my...

Figuring Out a Breastfeeding Frequency and Routine

The frequency of breastfeeding varies from mother to mother, and depends on multiple factors including milk supply, milk extraction abilities of the...

Sexually Transmitted Infections: what are gonorrhea and chlamydia

I discuss Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Diseases - STDs) with all sexually active patients and I routinely recommend screening for STIs....

Is Coffee Safe In Pregnancy?

Many patients ask me if drinking coffee is safe during pregnancy.  The answer is YES! However, the amount of caffeine we recommend...

Postpartum Depression is Common and There are Resources to Help

I try my best as a physician to make sure that I ask appropriate screening questions of all of my patients who have recently...

Do Probiotics Help for Colic?

Caring for a newborn is hard work but we've been lucky enough to not have experienced colic with our son George. Colic...

Guest Post: Preparing Your Older Child for a New Baby

Our daughter Madi has been the center of my husband's and my life since the day she was born. Our family, friends...

The health benefits of coffee.

When I was going through my undergraduate training - I would have 3 cups of coffee per day. My mom and...

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe in Pregnancy and During Breastfeeding?

Low or no calorie sweeteners are common.  They are present in soft drinks and many other foods to replace sugar and other high...

Does Maternal Consumption of Highly Allergenic Foods, Like Peanuts, Reduce the Incidence of Childhood...

Peanut allergies are becoming more common among children.  It is estimated that  3.2% of children have peanut allergies.  In an effort to prevent this allergy, the...