Hypothyroidism is common and can affect your ability to get pregnant, to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby. If your doctor or midwife recently diagnosed you with hypothyroidism you are most likely full of questions. In fact, even if you have had hypothyroidism your whole life, you may not know how your diagnosis… Read More Hypothyroidism: Fertility & Pregnancy
This year you may have heard that the flu has been especially bad. Hospitalization and death rates are on the rise. When you are trying to become pregnant serious illness can seriously hinder your plans. If you are pregnant, getting the flu can be very dangerous. What can you do? Get the flu shot! Even… Read More 6 Reasons to Get Your Flu Vaccine NOW!
This is the third article of a three part series on prenatal vitamins. Part One: Prescription vs Over The Counter Prenatal Vitamins. Part Two: 9 Essential Ingredients in Prenatal Vitamins. Part Three: In this article I review individual prenatal vitamin brands. I give you my honest recommendations of which brands are the best prenatal vitamins. If you… Read More What are the Best Prenatal Vitamins of 2018?
Hopefully you read my last article on choosing between Over the Counter vs Prescription Vitamins. If you are deciding to choose your own prenatal vitamins, as most people do, you need to know what to look for. I’ve done the research and summarized the top 9 things to look for in prenatal vitamins. #1 Folate… Read More 9 Essential Ingredients in Prenatal Vitamins
Is there a difference between prescription and over the counter prenatal vitamins? What is so special about the prenatal vitamins your midwife or OB has prescribed? In short- there doesn’t have to be a difference between prescription and over the counter prenatal vitamins. Manufacturers are allowed to sell everything contained in a prenatal vitamin over… Read More Prescription vs Over the Counter Prenatal Vitamins
Not all women know about the preconception visit and most women have their first pregnancy appointment after they are already pregnant. However, the preconception visit is important to establish your health and prepare your body for a pregnancy. In the ideal world, preconception counseling would happen at every visit, but due to time restraints providers… Read More Preconception Visit: The Who, What, Where, When and Why
Before doing my research I was worried that Trump news, Hurricane news and the Las Vegas shooting news had simply buried the media coverage of Zika infections and pregnancy complications. That is only partially true. You should still wait at least 6 months after traveling to a Zika affected country before trying to conceive, but… Read More Zika and Pregnancy: Is it Still a Concern?