During labor and delivery, many factors influence the health of both the mother and the baby. The support from a doula has been shown to have significant effects on improving mother and baby health.
When a baby is born full-term and healthy, it’s easy to know how to react and what to say. However, when there are complications or an unexpected outcome and a newborn is sent to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), it can be more difficult to understand what a parent is going through and how to support them.
Nearly all health professionals agree that caffeine and alcohol need to be eliminated while you’re pregnant. But what about before pregnancy? Do these two common beverages effect your ability to conceive?
Having twins or triplets will be one of the most intense experiences of your life. There will be so much wonder, love, and pride. Yes, there will be difficult days full of exhaustion and anxiety, but there will be double the smiles and laughter.
Postpartum mood disorders impact 1 in 8 new parents (for the non-pregnant parent, it tends to occur in 1 in 10 people). Perinatal mood disorder can be serious and even deadly if not treated. Fortunately, treatment is effective. A consultation with a trained mental health provider and/or psychiatrist that has specific training in reproductive health can reverse the symptoms and help you feel more like yourself.