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Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Pregnant Woman’s Healthy Diet May Reduce Birth Defects

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Eating a healthy diet while pregnant is not only good for you, it may help prevent birth defects in your baby a new study suggests. (more…)

Pregnant? Get Your Flu Shot!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Pregnant and wondering if you should get a flu shot? The short answer is yes! Not only are you protecting yourself, you’re passing on protection to your baby. (more…)

Pregnancy: Full Term Delivery Better For Baby

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Any woman who’s ever been pregnant knows that the last couple of weeks before delivery are some of the most uncomfortable. But, a new study says that -barring medical necessity – if you can stick it out till the baby is 39-40 weeks, the infant’s health will benefit. (more…)

Gum Disease Treatment Safe For Pregnant Women

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Pregnant women can safely be treated for gum infections without having to worry about their baby’s health, according to a new study. (more…)

Is Cord Blood Banking Worth It?

Friday, December 10th, 2010

During some recent “pre-natal” interviews with couples who are expecting their first baby, I have been asked about cord blood banking.  This question often comes up as prospective parents are given information by either their obstetricians or via the mail regarding private companies that will “bank” a baby’s umbilical cord blood. (more…)

The H1N1 Vaccine & Pregnant Women

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

I had an e-mail question from a pregnant woman & @blossominvites (via twitter) asking my thoughts about H1N1 vaccine and adjuvants and mercury.   (more…)

The Flu Vaccine For Moms-To-Be

Friday, October 16th, 2009

I have the opportunity to see (not treat) a lot of pregnant women in my practice and they have been asking me my opinion about flu vaccine during pregnancy. (more…)

Small Birth Size Linked to Sleep Problems Later

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Children who were born at a relatively small size may be more likely than their peers to have sleep difficulties, a new study suggests. The study, which appears in the journal Sleep, included 289 8-year-olds born healthy and full-term. It found that the lower the children’s weight and length at birth, the greater their odds of having poor sleep or sleep disturbances such as sleep-related breathing problems or nightmares. (more…)

Mom Pregnancy Secrets

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Listen to the Podcast

Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell joins us to talk about her now book

Guest: Nancy O’Dell, author ofFull of Life: Mom-to-Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant

Speaking Out on Teen Pregnancy

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I saw on the news today that Bristol Palin will be a spokesperson for an organization speaking on teen pregnancy prevention. Bristol Palin, the high school student and daughter of Sarah Palin, who had an infant son in December of last year, will be a paid spokesperson for Candie’s Foundation, and teen pregnancy prevention. Good for her!! I applaud her willingness to come forward and speak on the consequences of teen pregnancy. She had said in an earlier interview “teens should avoid sex, but that abstinence is not realistic at all.” (more…)