An interview with Dr. Christine Skiadas, a reproductive endocrinologist, about her work, just what it means to be infertile, and the future of the field of reproductive endocrinology.
If you missed our live webinar with Duke Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (or just loved it so much you want to see it again!), we saved a recording for you.
Though the cesarean rate has increased 60 percent over the past 15 years, the cause of the epidemic is largely unknown. Clinical groups and hospitals are looking for ways to audit their practices to help reduce cesareans, but these activities focus largely on what provider can do. That’s where Ovia Health comes in: we’re using data to attack the cesarean epidemic, engaging millions of women to guide them with evidence-based information to make the best decisions for their health.
Bringing a baby into the world takes a lot of hard work -- it’s no accident that they call it labor! In some ways, the hardest part of labor, which ultimately leads to delivery, is waiting for it to finally begin. Although there’s no single indicator that your baby is completely ready to (finally!) make his or her debut, there are several symptoms that can indicate your labor is officially underway.
After a lost pregnancy, women and families have dozens of questions. One of the most difficult to answer is: should I try to conceive again? Because there's no “right” path to choose after a lost pregnancy, here is a framework to think through trying again after a loss.
Losing a pregnancy is an emotionally intense experience that feels different to every woman. Because each loss is unique, each healing process is also unique -- and this level of individuality can be isolating. Here are some “big picture” coping strategies that can be tailored to each woman’s journey through loss and its aftermath.
The more you know, the more you can do to support the breastfeeding moms in your life (even if that means giving pep talks to yourself in the mirror). Keep talking about how important breastfeeding is, how difficult it can be, and what can be done to help moms everywhere nurse successfully. Giving these articles a read is a great way to start!
Newborns have a reputation for doing little more than eating and sleeping, but most new parents--and especially new breastfeeding mothers--are unprepared for just how much feeding the tiniest member of their family will do during their first few weeks of life. Since so many women learn as they go when it comes to nursing, we sought out the advice of an expert to help our newest breastfeeding moms prepare for the most common hurdles they’ll face in the first few weeks.
You've got a baby on your hands, and that means your hands are full. Every little tidbit helps, and we've gathered some nuggets of wisdom that might make keeping your newborn happy and fed more manageable.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a dedicated time for moms to talk openly about the joys and difficulties of breastfeeding. We've partnered with Edgepark to spread the word about insurance-covered breast pumps and how they can be used to make breastfeeding more successful, especially for busy moms!