Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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...

Breastfeeding and Mastitis

Mastitis is a painful complication of breastfeeding.  It is defined as inflammation of the mammary gland, which causes the breast to become painful,...

Guest post: The Abdominal Wall Muscles and Pregnancy: How are They Affected?

The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue allows a woman’s belly to grow into the beautiful, round...

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...

Pertussis Vaccine During Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy with Madi, I did not need to get the pertussis vaccine. However, immunization guidelines during pregnancy were updated...

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...

Guest Post: Prenatal Care During COVID-19

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, women with low risk pregnancies could expect a regular schedule of prenatal visits with a family physician...

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...

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...

How to Manage Breastmilk Oversupply?

I found breastfeeding very challenging. I struggled with low milk supply early on, fortunately, as the weeks passed my milk supply improved....