An infertility diagnosis is one that can throw a couple’s or an individual’s life for a loop. It can take the dream of growing a family on a completely different path than they might have been planning for. That’s why, this April 22nd - 28th, we urge all of our patients to help us bring more light to this common but life-altering condition with National Infertility Awareness Week.
Obstetrics & Maternity
If you’re in the process of trying to get pregnant, or if you’re already expecting a baby, one of the top things on your to-do list is to kick your smoking habit if you are a smoker. Even though the risks of smoking while pregnant have been well known for a number of years, a report issued recently by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that even with all the information and education about potential health risks, women are still reaching for cigarettes while they’re pregnant.
If you are a new mom and feel overwhelmed, you are not alone! You can overcome these feelings of depression—in fact, if your baby is born in the winter months, you may have a greater chance of avoiding postpartum depression completely.
You’ve been warned about these first twelve weeks. “Morning sickness” that lasts way beyond the morning is filled with extreme exhaustion, nausea, food aversions, and vomiting.
Last week we talked about the stress of having a premature baby. Our very own Dr. Meredith Travelstead and her husband know from personal experience how scary it can be to deliver early and they decided to share this personal experience to give parents in similar circumstances some encouragement. This is just one of the reasons her patients love her so much, she can truly understand what you are going through.
For parents expecting a new baby, the anticipation can be very exciting, but when the baby arrives too early, it can cause worry and fear. Here is some information to help prepare you and ease your anxiety should you find yourself in this position.
CMV is a virus that affects 50-80% of people before age 40, and June is CMV Awareness Month.
This issue is especially important to us at The Woman’s Clinic. We recognize the impact of infertility on the lives of our patients because we have watched one of our own struggle with it in their own family. Dr. John Wooley and his wife, Becky, have walked this path together. Now, they would like to publicly share a bit of their story in the hopes that you can find it encouraging.
If you personally are not affected by infertility, it is likely that you know someone who has struggled with becoming pregnant.
There are a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes to pregnancy, but you can do anything for 9 months, right? Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy is very important. Women who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for pregnancy related serious conditions such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and even the need for a cesarean section. By making a conscious decision to get healthier during your pregnancy or before you try to become pregnant, you are decreasing your risk of several pregnancy related health problems.