What is Gestational Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which too much glucose (sugar) remains in the bloodstream instead of being used for energy or stored in the body as energy. Over time, this can cause damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels, and heart. In pregnancy, gestational diabetes can cause complications for both mom […]
What is the number one thing you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant?
Have regular sex. Increase your chance of getting pregnant by trying to have sex every day if possible or every other day. If you can time having sex right before and during your ovulation cycle, then you could increase your chances too. Starting shortly after the end of your period you should begin ovulation.
Worried that an irregular period or other concern is stopping you from getting pregnant? Meeting one of our pregnancy doctors at our North Dallas office could give you the answers you need in order to help you have the best chance at getting pregnant.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to indulge in all kinds of culinary delights while pregnant. Unfortunately, pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of food poisoning which can lead to serious illnesses. Here are some tips for avoiding the most common causes of food poisoning so you can have a safe holiday. Foods With Higher Food […]
As COVID 19 case numbers are, unfortunately, again on the rise a lot of my patients have been asking me whether or not it is safe to have a baby this year. It seems that almost everyone I know is either having a baby, a puppy, or remodeling. Obviously, it would be nice to not […]
As your third trimester approaches, this thought may cross your mind. In the state of Texas, around 65% of births are vaginal and about 35% are C-Sections, or cesarean sections. A vaginal delivery is the preferred type of delivery and generally considered your “default” delivery. C-Sections are generally only performed if a vaginal delivery has […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of Valentine’s Day we will be diving into the topic of sex during pregnancy. I’m not feeling very sexual but I know my husband is going to want to have sex. What should I do? The most important thing about sex is communication. It sounds trite, but it’s DOCTOR advised. Why? […]
Prolactin and oxytocin are the two major hormones involved in breastfeeding and have amazing effects on your body as well as your psyche. High levels of prolactin stimulate the breast to produce milk. When breastfeeding exclusively, the high levels of prolactin suppress ovulation and help provide contraception, especially during the first several months. Oxytocin is […]
With good breastfeeding habits and techniques mom is usually able to produce more than adequate amounts of breast milk. There are, although, occasions when she will need to turn to medications to improve milk production and it is important that she understand the benefits and potential problems which have been associated with them. Reglan (Metoclopramide) […]
Several studies following children from ages 3-5 years old and longer indicated that the children of mothers who breastfed exclusively weighed much less than those that were bottle fed. It’s fascinating to me that these findings have been consistent in studies from several countries including Germany, England, Japan and the U.S, beginning as early as […]
The very make up of breast milk is amazing! It contains all the important ingredients to provide for a healthier happier baby. Breast milk contains immunoglobulin A and macrophages which coat the intestines, keeping unwanted bacteria from being absorbed as well as giving the baby a stronger immune system to fight off infection. Breast milk also […]
Although there are mixed results from numerous studies, the majority of studies show that mothers who breastfeed regularly lose the weight they gained during pregnancy at a faster rate than those mothers that breastfeed part time or don’t breast feed at all. I have found that my breast feeding moms tend to lose their pregnancy […]