Sleep Positions While Pregnant

Recently a common question from expectant mothers is about how they can sleep comfortably while pregnant, especially as the baby grows. It is normal to be uncomfortable while trying to sleep when pregnant, you may toss and turn a lot before finally falling asleep.  Your normal sleeping positions may cause discomfort as your body is […]

Reducing the risk of birth defects

Reducing the risk of birth defects January is birth defect prevention month; there are actions you can to help lower your chance of birth defects but there is no definite way to fully prevent birth defects. A birth defect is a condition that is present at birth and affects how a baby looks, functions or […]

Folic Acid

Folic acid is something you don’t  know much about until you get pregnant or are thinking about getting pregnant.  This week, January 4th-January 10th is Folic Acid Awareness Week. Folic acid is a B vitamin and it is important for a woman to have the proper amount of folic acid in her body to prevent […]

Back Pain during Pregnancy

Back pain during pregnancy is common for many women, and it has many causes. The most frequent cause is strain in the back muscles.  When your center of gravity changes as the uterus becomes heavier, your posture will change and your back muscles will have to work harder. Most women will begin to lean backwards […]

Special testing during pregnancy

Once you are pregnant, your health care provider will talk to you about special testing during pregnancy, there is no need to be alarmed but special testing is usually done when the baby is at an increased risk that can result in complications or lead to stillbirth. Special testing is different from the tests that […]

Hepatitis in Pregnancy

Hepatitis is a serious infection that you will most likely be tested for while you are pregnant and your baby will be vaccinated from it before you leave the hospital.  Both hepatitis B and hepatitis C are serious infections that can affect the liver, they are both contagious and are caused by viruses.  There can […]

Information about a breech baby

During a normal pregnancy, a baby will begin to move their heads down near the birth canal about 3-4 weeks before the due date.  When this doesn’t happen, the buttocks, feet or both may be facing the birth canal.  When this happens it is referred to as breech presentation.  Breech babies account for only 3-4% […]