Saturday, November 27, 2021

How Does Shift Work Affect Circadian Rhythm? How Can Sleep Hygiene Help?

Our bodies have an intrinsic timekeeping system that regulates sleep, wakefulness and other systems such as temperature, appetite and hormone levels. This...

What is Group B Strep and Why Do You Need to be Screened During...

It is standard of care that all pregnant women get screened for Group B Streptococcus (GBS).  The recommended time to get screened by your primary care provider...

What is Placentophagy (Consuming your placenta postpartum) And Should You Do It?

There is a growing trend for new mothers to encapsulate and consume their placenta postpartum, called placentophagy. I did NOT consume placenta...
Dr. Mom blog explores Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) What is the difference between them and how do they work?

Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): What is the difference between them and how do they work?

Many women consider intrauterine device (IUD) as a form of birth control both before having a baby, and after.  This is because the IUD is...

Breast Changes Postpartum

There is a common misconception that women who breastfeed their babies will have adverse changes to the appearance of their breasts once they wean breastfeeding.  It can...

Guest Post: The Effect of Pregnancy and Birth on the Abdominals and Pelvic Floor

Many women are concerned about the appearance and the function of their bodies after having children. Our bodies go through incredible changes in order...

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...

Eczema in Children

Eczema is a skin condition where inflammation causes the skin to be dry, crust, crack, and ooze. Eczema can often get worse in...

Weaning Breastfeeding

There comes a time when a mother and child’s breastfeeding relationship will come to an end.  This is a very personal decision that...

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...