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What is the importance of prenatal care?

Prenatal care, many expectant mothers assume, is something that is centrally important to their pregnancy. We don't question the need to see a doctor or midwife throughout our pregnancies. But...

Can you walk around with an epidural in labor?

Epidural anesthesia is a very effective and extremely popular form of pain relief during labor and birth. Depending on where you live, more women might decide to give birth with...

Side effects of epidural anesthesia in labor

Perhaps you are pregnant and contemplating the use of epidural anesthesia in labor, but really want to learn more about the side effects before making the decision. Or maybe you...

Pain relief options during labor

What are the pain relief options during labor and birth? You may be surprised to learn that there are many more possibilities than epidural anesthesia alone. Let's take a look...

Trying to get pregnant after mirena

The mirena intrauterine system is a t-shaped plastic coil that also has a reservoir emitting the hormone levonorgestrel into the body. For many women, mirena is a convenient birth control...

Essure tubal ligation

When we think about a tubal ligation, we think about abdominal surgery to sever and tie the fallopian tubes often done right after a cesarean section, an requiring a serious...

Mirena IUD side effects

The mirena coil is a t-shaped intrauterine device made of plastic. It also includes a reservoir that emits small doses of hormones, combining the benefits of the traditional coil with...

August - national breastfeeding month!

August is national breastfeeding months! Or international breastfeeding month if you like, since countries like Zimbabwe are also joining in. Breastfeeding is well known to be the optimal infant feeding...