Your Pregnancy Matters Stories
The time to think about birth control after having a baby is during pregnancy. Dr. Patel discusses options, including placing an IUD right after birth.
The body needs time to heal after childbirth, but persistent pain and incontinence are not normal. Learn to help speed recovery.
Pregnancy, labor, and delivery is like a marathon. It requires training. Our physical therapists discuss exercises to prepare the body.
Dr. Duryea suggests thinking about a “birth plan” as “birth preferences.” How to go about developing them and why communication with your doctor is key.
Learn the risks and benefits of vaginal birth after C-section, who may be a good candidate, and how to increase the chance of a successful VBAC.
Premature babies benefit the most from breast milk. Learn how we use donor breast milk, and why not to buy it on the internet.
Dr. Zink discusses why newborns need erythromycin in the eyes, a vitamin K shot, and a hepatitis B vaccine right away after birth.
Postpartum depression in dads is real and just as serious as when mothers get it. Learn to recognize the symptoms of paternal postpartum depression.
Braxton Hicks contractions are the body’s way of getting ready for labor. Dr. Patel explains how to tell if it’s Braxton Hicks or the real thing.
How soon should the umbilical cord be cut? Dr. Horsager takes a look at the potential risks and benefits of delayed cord clamping.