The Benefits of Amnio and Chorionic Villus Sampling Tara was a young mom-to-be with two healthy young children. Now, pregnant with her third child, she had the usual pregnancy worries: Was her baby growing well? Would she deliver early? Then, at 28 weeks along, an ultrasound revealed her baby’s head circumference was too small. The […]Read more
There is one simple difference between Braxton Hicks and labor contractions: the end result. Have a baby? Those were labor contractions. No baby? Braxton Hicks. Ok, that’s not very helpful if you are trying to tell the two apart without a crystal ball on hand. But you can use a few tricks to tell Braxton […]Read more
Many women shy away from amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling for fear of miscarriage—but this risk of amniocentesis causing miscarriage has been widely overblown and the evidence is outdated.Read more
Both of my daughters arrived “late” according to the dates in my charts. Both girls seemed to mock the very concept of a “Due Date”. The little one, especially – she showed up a mere 30 minutes before my scheduled induction, 11 days after the day she was clinically expected to arrive. I am not […]Read more
Finding happiness and appreciating the process of pregnancy can feel like one more to-do on an ever growing list. But it’s not hard to do if you know where to look. Here are 65 simple ways to find your happy place.Read more
Non-invasive prenatal testing can revolutionize how we screen for genetic disorders. So why do we restrict the recommendation for it? A look at NIPT vs. first trimester screening.Read more
Roughly 2 out of 3 laboring women in the U.S. will get an epidural. As a highly effective form of pain relief during labor, it’s no wonder that the epidural is enormously popular. But along with the epidural, comes the controversy. And at the heart of the controversy, the idea that epidurals raise the chances […]Read more
If February is your "Due Month", you can count on one day to be the most likely birth date - Feb 14th. What the science says about Valentine's Day babies.Read more
Doctors often recommend waiting at least 3 months after a miscarriage. But there’s no compelling evidence that waiting improves your chances of conceiving.Read more
What works, what doesn't, and what does science say about natural induction techniques? You may be surprised!Read more
Was my labor "normal"? What we know, what we don't know, and what we need to know about science of labor.Read more
Does weight gain actually follow a neat and tidy curve right up until the end? Probably not!Read more
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