Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital Consumer Reports finds that your risk of a cesarean section can be more than nine times higher depending on the hospital you choose. The most common major surgery performed in the U.S isn’t to remove an appendix or replace a knee. It’s to deliver babies by cesarean section, or C-section. Roughly one out ofContinue reading “Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital”

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb? (click link above to read on Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to spur healthy brain development; calcium to beContinue reading “Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?”

New ACOG Opinion on Exercise in the Childbearing Year (click link to read) “…physical activity in pregnancy is safe and desirable, and pregnant women should be encouraged to continue or to initiate safe physical activities.” — ACOG Committee Opinion, Physical Activity and Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period Good news!