When Breastfeeding is Painful

One of the most common trials new mothers face is the pain of breastfeeding. Though breastfeeding may come easily for a select few, many mothers experience cracked or abraded nipples, yeast overgrowth, and/or high levels of fatigue. On top of … Continued

The Risks of Induced Labor

Because of increasing advancement in the medical field, the frequency and popularity of induced labors has grown. Though this may be an ideal choice in certain situations, labor is generally safest when delivery begins naturally. If you have the choice, … Continued

Reducing Your Risk for Miscarriage

The topic of miscarriage is never easy to discuss, yet, with 15% of pregnancies ending in miscarriage, we know the issue is too prevalent to leave unaddressed. Often times there is nothing that can be done to prevent a miscarriage, … Continued

How Do You Know When Your Water Breaks?

Knowing for sure if your water has broken can be surprisingly tricky, however, there are a few tips that can help you in the event that you are having a hard time determining whether or not your water has broken. … Continued

What You Should Know About Cervical Health

Perhaps this is not the most fun topic, but cervical health is an important issue to address because of the vital role it plays during childbirth. A few factors that you may not be aware of that affect your cervical … Continued

What Is Considered a High Risk Pregnancy?

“High risk pregnancy” is a phrase that is often said but not always explained. The phrase is typically used in situations where the expectant mother is presumed to need extra care in order to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy. … Continued

Let’s Talk About Nitrous Oxide

As you prepare for your baby’s arrival, it is important to know what your options are for natural and medicinal pain relief. One of the options that you may not already be aware of is nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide, when … Continued

Safe Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Many expectant mothers feel troubled by weight gain that comes with pregnancy. Though a certain amount of weight gain is absolutely necessary for the health of the fetus, it is equally important to know that too much weight gain can … Continued

Do Family Physicians Perform C-Sections?

Last week we discussed whether or not family doctors still deliver babies. Though it is true that some family physicians have the necessary credentials to deliver babies, it is important to find out if your particular doctor is also capable … Continued

Do Family Doctors Still Deliver Babies?

When you find out you’re expecting, the list of decisions you have to make may seem never ending. Though no one can deny there are many choices to be made, you can find encouragement in knowing each decision helps prepare … Continued