Depression during pregnancy is also a real problem that is not so often discussed. Read on to learn about new guidelines for the prevention and treatment of depression during pregnancy.
Obstetrics & Maternity
There’s something special about that first kick you feel from the tiny baby growing in your womb. Your hands may constantly rub your rounded tummy so you don’t miss a movement. Each flutter you feel on the inside blows your mind again and again—another life is developing inside you!
November is Premature Birth Awareness Month and at The Woman’s Clinic, we want you to be educated on the warning signs of premature birth during pregnancy and the potential hardships you will face if your baby is born prematurely.
October 15 is National Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day; here are some tips for what to do and what not to do when interacting with those who have experienced such a loss.
When most women find out they are pregnant, there are a number of things they expect from their pregnancy journey, which for the average woman lasts about 40 weeks.
Make no bones about it–calcium is the key to fortifying your developing baby’s bones, teeth and moving blood through the body. Our bodies don’t make calcium so it has to be obtained from other sources, either from food or a supplement.
It’s true, calcium does help prevent osteoporosis. But there are many other ways you can protect your bones from this disease. The best form of defense begins when we are children, but if you’re past that stage in your life, there’s still hope.
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.
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.