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Apr 24, 2018

Hair Dye, Nail Polish, and Tattoos: Safety in Pregnancy

April 24th, 2018|Labor|0 Comments

Studies have shown that the use of hair dyes and styling products during pregnancy results in very little of the product being absorbed into the skin if there are no open sores on the scalp. Therefore, if you are pregnant and have no open areas on your scalp, it is unlikely that such products will [...]

Mar 30, 2018

The Electronic Fetal Monitor

March 30th, 2018|Labor|0 Comments

When a woman gives birth in a hospital, it is common for her to be placed on a fetal monitor. This allows her nurse to evaluate the well-being of her baby during labor. The contractions that occur during labor cause a temporary reduction in oxygen and blood flow to baby. Most of the time, a [...]

Mar 14, 2018

Low-Carb Diet Effects in Pregnancy

March 14th, 2018|Labor|0 Comments

Low-carb diets have gained popularity for individuals desiring to lose weight. The popular Keto diet is one that is high in fat, and low in carbohydrates. Its popularity is driven by the fact that individuals can lose significant amounts of weight in a relatively short period of time. When we consume a diet that contains [...]

Jan 8, 2018

What is Advanced Maternal Age for Pregnancy?

January 8th, 2018|Labor|0 Comments

There are many women who delay pregnancy until they are older. Many women are surprised to hear themselves referred to as being at an “advanced” maternal age at their first prenatal visit. There is no precise age that is considered to be “advanced” when a woman becomes pregnant. The American Medical Association has defined advanced [...]

Nov 15, 2017

The Facts on Epidurals for Labor

November 15th, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

If you are pregnant, chances are that you have heard stories from other women regarding their epidural experiences. Here are some popular myths, along with the facts: MYTH: Epidurals are too dangerous. FACT: Epidural analgesia is the most commonly used method for pain relief during labor. It is also the most effective. In most cases, [...]

Aug 17, 2017

Your Baby Needs Vitamin K to be Healthy

August 17th, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

Vitamin K is very important for blood to have the ability to clot so that any bleeding stops. Before birth, very little amounts of vitamin K are transferred to the baby through the placenta. Babies are not able to make vitamin K it on their own, therefore, the ability of baby’s blood to clot is [...]

May 19, 2017

Substance Abuse in Pregnancy

May 19th, 2017|Substance Abuse|0 Comments

A pregnant woman addicted to opiates may fear that telling her physician or midwife about her addiction will be met with a judgmental attitude, as well as legal problems. It is common practice for healthcare providers to ask a woman about any substance abuse at her first prenatal visit. These questions are asked so that [...]