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Confessions from a former nursing mom

August marks International Breastfeeding Month, an initiative that was started to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage a spike in breastfeeding rates. This August, and this...

What to expect from a D&C?

D&C is the common abbreviation for a dilation and curettage, a procedure that is sometimes carried out when a women has suffered a missed miscarriage or had a miscarriage after...

Talking to your toddler about childbirth

Children are very curious, as we all know. Once your child knows that you are expecting a baby brother or sister, they may well ask questions about how the baby...

Mirena coil placement procedure

Are you contemplating using the mirena coil as your chosen form of birth control? Of course, you would like to have more information about the placement procedure and whether it...

Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is a bacterial infection of the pelvic region. It can affect all the reproductive organs, sometimes leaving scarring, chronic pain, and infertility in its wake. PID is...

Calcium supplements during pregnancy

Calcium is well known as a mineral for building strong bones and teeth. But it also helps develop a healthy heart, nerves and muscles during pregnancy. Fortunately, it is unlikely...

Homebirths on the rise in the US

Homebirths are on the rise in the United States, the New York Times reported this week. Unlike countries where the midwifery model of care is widely practiced, like the Netherlands...