Midwife-Led Birth Centers Offer a Safe Alternative to Hospital Birth

Midwife-Led Birth Centers Offer a Safe Alternative to Hospital Birth

When Tania Nava of Berwyn gave birth to her first child at a local Chicago hospital, she knew it was…

Pregnancy in a Pandemic

Pregnancy in a Pandemic

What to expect when you’re expecting during the coronavirus outbreak Melanie Chervinko was nearing the end of her pregnancy in…

Born into a Pandemic

Born into a Pandemic

Virus complicates births for moms and babies Above photo: Mallory Pease with baby Alivia and her older daughter, Emma Jean. Pease…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Congenital Heart Defect Can Affect Health of Mother and Baby

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Congenital Heart Defect Can Affect Health of Mother and Baby

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband and I are hoping to start a family soon, but I have a congenital heart…

Prenatal Vitamins: A small introduction to a big pill

Prenatal Vitamins: A small introduction to a big pill

Let’s play a game of word association. I say, “prenatal vitamins,” and some of you may say … let me…

Fertility and Diet: Is There a Connection?

Fertility and Diet: Is There a Connection?

Harvard Health Blog Here are some headlines on fertility and diet that caught our attention: The ultimate fertility diet: We…

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institute have found that gestational diabetes raises…

Should you bank your baby’s cord blood?

Should you bank your baby’s cord blood?

Expectant parents (including my own children) often ask me about banking their newborn’s cord blood. They see a lot of…

Morning sickness doesn’t pose health threat for most pregnant women

Morning sickness doesn’t pose health threat for most pregnant women

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m 15 weeks pregnant and have had horrible morning sickness from the beginning of…

Are vaccines safe for pregnant moms?

Are vaccines safe for pregnant moms?

The Kid’s Doctor August is National Immunization Awareness Month and a great time to discuss childhood vaccines, but it’s also…

Research hints at a nutritional strategy for reducing autism risk

Research hints at a nutritional strategy for reducing autism risk

Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent…

Putting It to the Test

Putting It to the Test

Navigating genetic screening before and during pregnancy Sequencing the human genome has led to new advances in genetic testing before and…

Diagnostic approaches to female infertility

Diagnostic approaches to female infertility

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Joan Bengtson, M.D. Q: What kind of tests will help me find…

Varicose veins common during pregnancy

Varicose veins common during pregnancy

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Jeffrey Ecker, M.D. Q: Are there any risks for women with varicose…

Zika, Pregnancy and Microcephaly: What You Need to Know

Zika, Pregnancy and Microcephaly: What You Need to Know

By Alicia Rohan www.awellnessupdate.com As concerns about the Zika virus rise among women of childbearing age in the United States,…

Why Pregnant Women Should Avoid Artificially Sweetened Beverages

Why Pregnant Women Should Avoid Artificially Sweetened Beverages

By Claire McCarthy, M.D. Harvard Health Blog For a while now, research has shown that when pregnant women gain a…

Fertility advances bring help and hope

Fertility advances bring help and hope

Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine Sometimes it takes a little science to help fulfill a dream. At least…

Yoga in pregnancy: Many poses are safer than once thought

Yoga in pregnancy: Many poses are safer than once thought

By Marlynn Wei, M.D., J.D. Prenatal yoga is typically gentle, with certain poses modified or avoided depending on the stage…

Ovulation predictor kits can be useful for couples trying to conceive

Ovulation predictor kits can be useful for couples trying to conceive

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband and I are thinking about starting a family. We’re both in our late 30s and…

Asthma medicines during pregnancy generally safe

Asthma medicines during pregnancy generally safe

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: Can I continue to take my asthma medication if I am pregnant? A: It is…

Folic acid supplement prior to pregnancy can help ensure a healthy baby

Folic acid supplement prior to pregnancy can help ensure a healthy baby

By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I’m hoping to get pregnant later this year. I consider my diet to be well…

The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Depression during pregnancy should be treated

The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Depression during pregnancy should be treated

By Howard LeWine, M.D., Tribune Content Agency Q: I just found out that I’m pregnant. I’m excited, but worried because…