The Importance of Folic Acid
Jennifer Deutsch, RD, Nutrition Services/Dietician Manager at The Women's Hospital
Taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects of your baby's brain and spinal cord. The CDC suggests that you start taking folic acid supplements daily for at least one month before you become pregnant and continue during pregnancy.
Feeling the "Baby Blues"?
Libby Brown, PhD, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services
Baby is home—check
Why do I feel so lost and overwhelmed?
Breastfeeding and Pumping with COVID-19
Gretchen M., RN, IBCLC, Lactation Coordinator
Many mothers have questions and concerns about the safety of breastfeeding and/or pumping if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or they are awaiting their test results.
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Dr. Spencer Kuper, Perinatologist, Tri-State Perinatology at The Women's Hospital
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. Many may recognize the diagnosis, sometimes called toxemia, as the cause of a dramatic turn of events in the popular PBS drama “Downton Abbey.”
One of the main characters, Lady Sybil Crawley, is in labor with her first child. The family’s doctor explains that Sybil has preeclampsia and is in danger. He recognizes the signs of the complication; she has protein in her urine, her ankles are swollen, and her baby is small.