COVID-19 Vaccine & Pregnant and Lactating Women

The wait is finally over as we transition into Phase 1 of COVID-19 vaccinations. Many patients have been inquiring about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy and lactation.  I often am asked if it is safe to get the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding. Due to the lack of data regarding the safety […]

Coronavirus and Pregnancy | FAQs

Are pregnant women at higher risk of COVID-19? I’m pregnant. How can I protect myself from COVID-19? Should pregnant women get tested for COVID-19? Can COVID-19 be passed from a woman to her unborn or newborn child? What care should be available during pregnancy and childbirth? Do pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 need […]

Bleeding During Pregnancy

Does bleeding during pregnancy always mean there is a problem? Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy has many causes. Some are serious, whereas others are not. Bleeding can occur early or later in pregnancy. Bleeding in early pregnancy is common. In many cases, it does not signal a major problem. Bleeding later in pregnancy can be more […]

Attending the Biggest Baby Show Ever Event!

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Spider and Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

What type of veins develop during pregnancy? The most common types of veins women can develop during pregnancy are spider veins and varicose veins. What are the differences? Varicose Veins Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen veins that bulge near the surface of the skin. They usually look like squiggly lines and are most likely show […]

Extreme vomiting during pregnancy

What is Hypermesis Gravidarum? According to ACOG, Hyperemesis gravidarum is the most severe form of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. It occurs in up to 3% of pregnancies. This condition may be diagnosed when a woman has lost 5% of her pre-pregnancy weight and has other problems related to dehydration (loss of body fluids). Women with hyperemesis gravidarum need treatment […]

How we can help postpartum blues

What is postpartum blues? Nearly 80% of women will experience an emotional roller coaster known as the ‘baby blues’ after giving birth. According to the CDC, 11-20% of women yearly have postpartum depression symptoms. This means that approximately 600,000 women get PPD each year in the US alone. Postpartum blues is a healthy range of […]