I am often asked by my patients 'How long should I wait after experiencing an early pregnancy loss or miscarriage before getting pregnant again?'
Working in Labor & Delivery can be extremely stressful and oftentimes overwhelming, but there’s a reason why we keep coming back. Watching women turn into mothers and men into fathers will never get old.
There are many ways, high tech, low tech, and no tech to predict a baby's sex.
Boys are different than girls. Even their placentas are different.
This is a great review from the British Medical Journal of tocolytic therapy, treatment to stop preterm labor. It reviews what works and what does not. There are two tocolytics that seem to have the highest success rate: prostaglandin inhibitors (eg indomethacin, ketorolac) performed best closely followed by calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, nitrates).
Cytotec or misoprostol is a medication approved for treating stomach ulcers. Though it is not FDA approved for that purpose, obstetricians and hospitals often use Cytotec for inducing labor. That is called an "off-label" use and is not in and by itself a cause of malpractice. There are potentially serious problems associated with Cytotec during pregnancy. When given early in pregnancy, Cytotec could act as an "abortifacient", a drug to induce an abortion or termination of the pregnancy.
Serena Williams recently revealed that her labor was induced, she developed “fetal distress,” needed a cesarean delivery and subsequently developed a major complication called “pulmonary embolism”.
A cesarean scar defect (CSD), is also known as a "deficient uterine scar" or "scar
Many 40+ first-time Hollywood moms have a dark secret that can leave women frustrated.
Recently, there have been new definitions for infertility published in Fertility & Sterility:
What is Naegele's rule?
Vaccines are given to pregnant women to protect the mother and the baby against serious infectious diseases. When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself. And you are also sharing some early protection with the baby too.
Preeclampsia is one of the most deadly medical problems affecting pregnant women. Preeclampsia complicates up to 10% of pregnancies worldwide and contributes to both maternal and infant morbidity and mortality as well as accounting for about 1 in 7 preterm births in the United States.
Toddler Communication Skills: 2 to 4 years
Vision and Fine Motor Skills Development 2 years - 4 years
Toddler Milestones: Gross Motor Skills 2 - 4 years
Your toddler’s social and emotional development will form the foundation of how she will develop relationships, express emotions and cope with change and adversity in later life. In her second year of life, her awareness of herself and the outside world will begin to evolve. One moment she’s your helpless, cute baby, and the next moment you will get a glimpse of the independent child she will become.
As your child approaches her first birthday, her cognitive skills are still very basic. In the second year of life, brain development is rapid, as she begins to interact more with the outside world. As she develops through childhood and into adulthood her cognitive skills will help her: process information, think, learn, read, write, remember, reason, create and focus.
Learn about toddlerhood and the communication milestones from 12 months old through 24 months old.