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 […]

Cervical Cancer: We Screen to Prevent

At one time, cervical cancer was a leader in cancer deaths for American women. Cervical cancer screenings and HPV vaccinations have lowered those numbers. In fact, cervical cancer is the most preventable of all female cancers. Cervical cancer screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, an HPV test. Both tests use cells taken […]