Tag: Pregnancy

My Challenges with Breastfeeding

by Amy Teng, DO     As an obstetrician I counsel patients daily regarding the challenges of pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding.  As most mothers will acknowledge, the expectations and goals that are set for this time in a woman’s life can be numerous, complicated, and sometimes difficult to achieve.  My goal is to make sure […]

Delayed Cord Clamping

Improved Health Outcomes and a Lower Risk of Anemia for Your Baby: New Timing Guidelines for Umbilical Cord Clamping   Hey ladies,   The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is now recommending that we wait at least 30-60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after delivery. This decision is based on recent research […]

Zika Threat Isn’t Over

As people plan for winter getaways to warmer climates, the CDC is continuing to emphasize that pregnancy women should not travel to Zika-endemic countries.  In the US, as the mosquito risk has dramatically dropped for the winter, that is not the case in the Southern Hemisphere. Until a Zika virus vaccine is developed and commercially […]

July 2016: Updates on the Zika Virus Epidemic

July 27, 2016 Kristina Dragovic, MD   The Zika virus has been a hot topic in the world of Obstetrics. Within the past year there has been a significant increase in birth defects in areas where the mosquitoes that carry and transmit the virus live- starting mainly in Brazil. In addition to causing flu like […]

How can I ensure I get pregnant with a girl (or boy)?

by Sarah Azad, MD A common question in all OB/GYN offices, I decided to finally write something down.  The internet it so full of misinformation about this topic, I hope this adds a drop of truth to what’s out there. The short answer:  Hope and prayer (free) or IVF with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) (not […]

ZIka is still news

For Ob-Gyns, Zika is Still News Posted on September 18, 2017 by Haywood L. Brown, MD Around this time last year, the Zika epidemic was covered by every major news outlet across the country and ACOG issued a statement reaffirming the latest warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advising pregnant […]

What is my birth plan?

What is my birth plan?   Written by Dr. Teng   As a follow up to my last blog, I wanted to focus on the birth plan, which is a set of preferences regarding the birth of your child.  Discussing your birth plan with your doctor should occur throughout your pregnancy.  On average, you will […]

Is having a doula right for me?

Is having a doula right for me? Written by Dr. Teng When it comes to childbirth, the list of questions that will come up during your pregnancy may seem endless.  It is our job as the physician to do the best we can to answer these questions, and to make sure you are as prepared […]