Category Archives : Education

How to Tell When Labor Begins: A Complete Guide

Will this be your greatest hour? Probably not. But, is delivering your precious baby going to be one of the most remarkable, memorable and difficult things you’ve ever done? Probably. You can do this! Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks […]

Ladies, Let’s Talk About Pain.

(Originally posted here) Let’s face it, pain is a part of pregnancy. Stretching, growing and adjusting is nearly always an uncomfortable process, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. The pains and sensations of pregnancy are difficult to explain to a person that has never experienced them. Newly pregnant mothers are often nervous about facing the […]

ACOG Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

Source: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Watch: Dr. Barnett Talks About Exercise While Pregnant Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy? If you are healthy and your pregnancy is normal, it is safe to continue or start most types of exercise, but you may need to make a few changes. Physical activity does not […]

Dr. Barnett Discusses HPV and Abnormal Pap Smear’s

“What is HPV”? HPV is a type of sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix. HPV is short for human papillomavirus. HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type. HPV […]

Breastfeeding For Beginners: Essential Tips For Getting Started

Babies are born with all the instincts they need to breastfeed. A healthy newborn is usually capable of breastfeeding without any specific help within the first hour of birth. Those who do so may have an easier time breastfeeding than babies who are not breastfed immediately after birth. To help give you a good start, […]

Travel During Pregnancy: Your Safety and Comfort

Traveling safely during pregnancy depends on whether you have any problems that need special care, how far along you are in your pregnancy, and your comfort. For most women, traveling is safe during pregnancy. The Best Time to Travel The best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancy – between weeks 14 […]

Essential Vitamins and Minerals to Include During Pregnancy

Vitamins and minerals play important roles in all of your body functions. During pregnancy, you need more folic acid and iron than a woman who is not pregnant. Taking a prenatal vitamin supplement can ensure that you are getting these extra amounts. A well-rounded diet should supply all of the other vitamins and minerals you […]

The Importance of Building a Bond With Your Baby

The attachment process is interactive and dynamic. Both you and your baby participate in an exchange of nonverbal emotional cues that make your baby feel understood and safe. Even within the first few days of being born, your baby picks up on your emotional cues—your tone of voice, your gestures, and your emotions and tries […]

What to Expect: Recovering After Vaginal Delivery

Regardless of whether you deliver vaginally or by Caesarean section, all mothers will experience certain symptoms as they recover from giving birth. You’ve worked hard to give birth to your baby. Now your body needs a bit of time to heal. If you’re a new mom, you might be wondering about the changes you and […]

Mindful Mothers: Caring For Yourself While Pregnant with Twins

Being pregnant with more than one baby is called multiple pregnancy. A multiple pregnancy can be twins, triplets, or more. Today, twins are born once in about every 41 births. Having twins can bring great joy and rewards to a family. Sometimes, however, it can also pose a risk to the mother and her babies. […]