Tag: Pregnancy

Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and around the world.   This means we are also seeing a lot of women of childbearing age entering pregnancy with obesity.  Not only does this pose increased health risks for pregnant women, but it also increases complications of pregnancy and birth defects in the fetuses. For women […]

The Microbiome at Birth

We all now know that there are trillions of bacteria in and on our bodies that are vital for day to day function. They are present in our gut, on our skin, and in our mouths. Our microbiome consists of all bacteria and microbes present in our bodies, and it plays a crucial role in […]

Information on the Coronavirus for our Patients

People have a lot of question about the Coronavirus.  We’ve put together this information for our patients to answer the most common questions women have.  Please follow us on social media for ongoing updates from our office.  You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.  From the Santa Clara County Public Health Department: […]

Does Pregnancy Age Us?

It comes as no surprise that pregnancy causes dramatic changes to a woman’s body as it kicks into overdrive, compensating for the increase in metabolism associated with developing a baby. But what is surprising is that pregnancy may actually have an effect on aging. Whether it may cause accelerated or slowed down aging, however, is […]

When is a man too old to have a kid?  Risks of “Advanced Paternal Age”

Women have made so many gains in the 20th and 21st centuries including social, political, economic, and reproductive rights.   Each generation enjoys more benefits than the one before.   Though there is still so much work to be done, one area that has little likelihood of changing is the reproductive window afforded to women. Getting pregnant, […]

Drinking in and around Pregnancy

Drinking in and around Pregnancy   While drinking in large amounts is dangerous for all women (and men for that matter), drinking any amount is dangerous for pregnant women, or women who are planning pregnancy. There is no safe amount of alcohol for pregnant women, or women planning pregnancy. Now, does this mean the three […]

Long Commutes can Impact your Pregnancy

With the crazy housing market in the Bay Area, we see patients every day who have longer and longer commutes to work. Unfortunately, this may not be the best news for our pregnant working moms. A new study from Leigh University in Pennsylvania studied birth records in New Jersey from 2014 and 2015 and information […]

How can I have a girl? Or maybe, how can I have a boy?

A few years ago, I wrote this blog post on determining gender of a pregnancy.   I wrote it after having been asked the same question 10 times in the same week, and of course, repeating the same answer.   The same question comes up often.   Very often.  It’s a very human desire, to prefer one […]

Dental Care in Pregnancy

Taking care of our teeth is always important.  It’s best to see a dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings.  For women planning pregnancy, it’s important to be up to date on dental care.  There’s a clear association between periodontal disease and an increased risk of preterm birth.  Having clean, healthy […]