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 […]

Using Menstrual Cups with IUDs

More and more women are choosing IUDs as their preferred form of contraception. (IUD stands for intrauterine device.) This is a t-shaped device that a physician inserts into the uterus. It has a string attached to it, which physicians use in the removal procedure. Menstrual cups (also called Diva cups) have also increased in popularity […]

Immunization During Pregnancy

“If I get vaccinated while pregnant, will it hurt my baby?” We hear some form of this question often and we love hearing it because it means our expectant moms are conscientious about having healthy pregnancies. Yes, vaccination is safe during pregnancy. In fact, there are several vaccines that pregnant women especially need and they […]

The 411 on PID

Each year, more than 1 million women in the U.S. are diagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). It occurs when bacteria move from the vagina into the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes. This can lead to an abscess in a fallopian tube or ovary. About 1 in 10 women with PID becomes infertile from the […]