Cancel Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Early detection makes the difference! Annually, about 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the U.S. This number doesn’t need to be so high. Two things you can do to protect yourself are: Vaccinate Early Cervical cancer is linked to HPV (human papillomavirus) infection. The […]

Holiday Health

Throwing parties, cleaning, shopping, cooking, hosting friends and family, attending events for work, school, clubs and churches… the holidays are a busy time. While some people thrive on the festivities, others may feel overwhelmed and exhausted. During this bustle of activity, it’s important to prioritize your health and destress when you can. Here are a […]

‘Tis the (Flu) Season

‘Tis the (flu) season! Peak flu activity occurs in December and February. That perfectly aligns with Dec. 5-9, 2022, being Influenza Vaccination Week. Speak with us about receiving your shot at your next appointment.  According to the CDC, peak flu activity is in December and February. What we call “flu season” runs from October until mid-spring. (Although, seasonal […]

How to Be Pregnant in a Hurricane

Brace yourselves, soon-to-be moms. Hurricane season isn’t over yet. Preparation isn’t as easy-breezy when you’re pregnant; however, with a few extra precautions, you can weather storms safely. Pack prescriptions and prenatal vitamins. Keep a list of your medications and vitamins. If possible, carry a two-week supply in the original bottles, sealed within a plastic bag. […]

How to Breastfeed in a Hurricane

You’ve weathered large storms in the past, maybe even a hurricane, but now you have new baby in the mix. Hurricane preparedness for parents of infants requires a few extra steps. Breastfeeding is the safest method for feeding your baby if you experience power outages, as it doesn’t require refrigeration or clean water for rinsing bottles. Keep in mind these […]

4 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Babies

We won’t sugarcoat it: breastfeeding is not always as easy as it looks. While it is a breeze for some moms, it can be a difficult and frustrating venture for others. Breastfeeding moms deserve lots of support and appreciation! It is often an act of love, which they undertake because breastmilk is the best source […]

4 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Moms

We often speak about the emotional rewards of breastfeeding: how it helps mothers and babies bond and de-stress. Breastfeeding provides high rewards that extend beyond the emotional realm or even the nutritional benefits for babies. Moms receive several physical and practical advantages.    Uterus Involution. Breastfeeding helps the uterus shrink back to its pre-pregnancy size. […]

Beat the Heat

The Florida sun is both friend and foe. For optimum summer fun, enjoy her rays sparingly and employ creative ways to stay cool. The heat and UV rays pose risks that even our healthiest patients should be aware of and guard against. Stay hydrated. You need to increase your water intake to more than eight […]

Folic Acid for Healthy Pregnancy

We recommend for all our patients who are pregnant or trying to conceive to take folic acid daily. Folic acid is a vitamin that every cell in your body needs for healthy growth and development. If you take it before pregnancy and during early pregnancy, it can help protect your baby from birth defects of the brain […]

Pregnancy Weight Gain

A woman with a normal BMI pre-pregnancy should gain around 25-35 pounds during a healthy pregnancy. Although exercise is important, what you eat is the key factor. During your prenatal appointments, work with your obstetrician to set weight goals tailored for your needs. The amount of weight is important for the health of the pregnancy […]