What You Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes

Many pregnant women are familiar with the usually-dreaded glucose drink — a syrupy solution that’s used during the glucose challenge test to help determine a woman’s glucose tolerance during pregnancy. While it may not be a pleasant experience for some, it is necessary to determine if you have gestational diabetes. What is gestational diabetes? Gestational … Continued

Preparing for Pregnancy in 2021

Now that we have officially entered 2021, many women are returning to the goals and resolutions they set for themselves in 2020, including pregnancy. And for good reason. 2021 – probably more than any year previously – represents renewed possibility after the hardships so many of us faced during 2020, and what better way to … Continued

What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for pregnant women?

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, women who are pregnant and breastfeeding have many questions around risks and benefits of receiving the vaccine. At first, many of those receiving vaccines in US will be healthcare workers—like our own staff and physicians!However, with a more widespread roll out expected within the next few months, we … Continued

Postpartum Tips for New Moms

Postpartum is a very important time for not only mom and baby, but the family as a whole. However, it can also be a difficult time for many mothers for a number of reasons. But if you are able to take the opportunity to take care of yourself, it may come to be one of … Continued

Mental Health During COVID

Maintaining your mental health is an important part of everyday life but there are times when it should become a crucial focus. If you are pregnant or parenting during a time of global change, keeping a healthy mind should be high on your priority list.Below are 5 tips on keeping your mental health in good … Continued

Pregnancy During COVID FAQs

Even before there was a global pandemic, high-risk pregnancies came with a higher level of concern and worry. Now, with COVID-19 still being prominent in our communities and daily lives, it’s critical to get everything you need to stay healthy and stress-free while pregnant. We are firmly committed to providing the safest care possible to … Continued

Opioid Use While Pregnant and Alternative Therapies for Pain Treatment

Women with opioid use disorder and dependency tend to face complex issues, including but not limited to: Socioeconomic backgroundPsychosocial and environmental factorsInterpersonal violenceLack of social supportsCo-occurring psychiatric conditionsUnstable housingLack of proper nutritionPregnancyPregnant women who suffer from opioid use disorder are likely to also use other substances that prenatally put an infant at risk for a wide … Continued

Best Fetal Ultrasounds for Pregnancies

An ultrasound is a routine diagnostic test that relies on sound waves to create an image of a growing fetus. Most women will have at least one during their pregnancy. Ultrasounds are commonly used to confirm the due date and sex of the baby, however they are powerful tools that can detect abnormalities of the … Continued

The Connection Between Obesity & High-Risk Pregnancy

Obesity during pregnancy can pose increased risk for a mother and her baby. A body mass index greater than 30 classifies a person as obese. If you are obese, your healthcare provider will usually increase the supervision of your pregnancy. He or she may also recommend early testing for gestational diabetes, additional fetal ultrasounds, or … Continued

Should I Go to a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist?

For many women, the joy and excitement of pregnancy is tempered by caution and concern. Women with chronic health conditions, those who’ve developed unexpected problems during pregnancy or women who’ve had non-routine pregnancies, need special attention from day one of their pregnancy to the day they deliver.They need the expert care of a maternal fetal … Continued