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...

I’m Pregnant and Constipated, What Can I do About it?

Constipation in Pregnancy Constipation is yet another uncomfortable symptom that is very common in pregnancy. We...

Folic Acid for Pregnancy: Do I Really Need it?

With all the appointments and tests that occur during pregnancy, it’s hard to keep track of everything and easy to question, “Is all of...

Pregnancy and Conceiving: What are the Causes of Infertility

Before medical school I thought I was going to have all of my children before the age of 30. Then real life happened. Studying,...

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Health

Childbirth is an incredible physical accomplishment for the female body! Women work hard to grow, carry and birth their babies and approximately 1 in...

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...