Taking Your Vitamins Actually Decreases the Risk for Birth Defects!

Taking Your Vitamins Actually Decreases the Risk for Birth Defects! It has become fairly common knowledge that when gearing up to become pregnant increasing our intake of folic acid (a B vitamin) is important to aide in preventing birth defects in our offspring, neural tube defects specifically.  So we are not suggesting that you take [...]

September 8th, 2017|Pregnancy|

Obesity and Pregnancy: Time For Straight Talk

The New York Times just published an article on the tremendous risks to mom and baby from maternal obesity (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/overweight-and-pregnant/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0) because the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Committee on Ethics just released a Committee Opinion on Ethical Issues In the Care Of The Obese Woman (http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2014/06000/Committee_Opinion_No__600___Ethical_Issues_in_the.49.aspx ). The prevalence of obesity in the [...]

July 11th, 2014|Health, Pregnancy|

Serious Childbirth Complications on the Rise in the USA: What can you do?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported (Callaghan et al, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nov 2012)  that serious complications during childbirth such as heart attack, stroke, hemorrhage, and kidney failure are up 75% (yes SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT) in 2008-2009 compared to a decade ago.  Post delivery complications rose 114% (one hundred fourteen percent) [...]

December 17th, 2013|Health, IVF, Pregnancy|

Baby In Your Belly?: Buckle Up!

Pregnant women often worry that buckling up their seat belts in the car may somehow harm the baby in their belly during an accident.  Now a recent study by Luley and colleagues published in the Americal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on February 25, 2013 debunks that potentially fatal myth.  The study demonstrates a significantly [...]

November 21st, 2013|Pregnancy|

Obese Moms May Increase Heart Attack Risk in Their Children

A small study published in the February 27, 2013 medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition raises concerns about the effects of maternal excess weight upon the cardiovascular health of their children.  The findings were published in a letter and demonstrated that infants of mothers who were overweight (BMI of [...]

August 5th, 2013|Fertility, Health, Infertility, Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive|

Should You Freeze Your Eggs? “It Depends…”

The big news is that up until October 2012, Egg Freezing was considered experimental by Those in the Know.  Those in the Know being the ASRM - the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - a group of reproductive endocrinologists and other related professionals/experts in reproductive medicine. Why would egg freezing be considered experimental when the [...]