Were you nervous about your first gynecology appointment as a teen?
You may be surprised by how these appointments have changed since then! In this blog post, we go over the important whens, whys, and whats about their first gynecology appointment.
It’s no secret that giving birth is painful! But every woman finds a way to manage the pain of childbirth — whether that’s through breathing exercises, position changes, or an epidural during labor.
During your third trimester, your OBGYN will ask you about your preference for pain management during labor. Whatever your decision, you can change your mind even during labor (up until a certain point). Our goal is to support you so that you can have a positive birthing experience, whatever that looks like for you.
Your due date is getting closer. Your baby’s nursery is coming together. You’ve oohed and aahed over all the cute little baby things showing up. (Hello, baby showers and online shopping!) You’re ready to meet your little one and bring baby home!
The final step is to make sure you’re ready for your stay at the hospital where you will birth your baby. Pack a spare backpack or carry-on suitcase with your hospital essentials by Week 36. Keep it in an easy-to-access place at home.
Here’s our list of “essentials” and “extra” things most moms bring to the hospital (or wish they had) for baby’s birth.
Pregnancy inherently carries many unknowns. (So does parenting, really!) What will your child look like? What will her personality be? Will he be born on his due date or will he wait to arrive a week later? While many questions about your child’s future can’t be answered, some questions can. Questions like, “What is the […]
Giving birth can be both exciting and terrifying for first-time moms. Just as the rest of your pregnancy has differed from others’, your birth experience will be unique to you and your baby. As you think about the big day when you’ll finally meet your little one, you probably have questions about what to expect!
Preeclampsia and gestational hypertension can be surprising or even scary diagnoses. They affect 5-10% of pregnancies and are some of the main reasons labor is induced. Yet they are also some of the most common complications we see and manage every day. Learn which symptoms you need to watch for and why it’s so important to never skip a prenatal appointment.
You’ve decided you’d like to have a baby. Congratulations! This is an exciting time that may also raise a number of questions for you, especially if you haven’t been pregnant before. Deciding when you’re ready for a baby is a very personal choice. The timing is different for everyone, whether it’s your first pregnancy or […]