For women who are hoping to avoid becoming pregnant, long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) have been around for decades. Recently, many states have begun mandating that doctors offer LARC at the hospital after a woman has given birth.
A couple of small studies show that having an epidural during labor may reduce your risk of postpartum depression. But there is conflicting evidence. Get an OB/Gyn’s take on the evidence.
An OB/GYN offers a primer on the most important questions that expecting parents should ask their doctor or midwife about labor and delivery.
Most pre-term births are not preventable. However, there are certain risk factors that increase the odds of not carrying a baby to full term. Find out more about these factors — many of which you can control.
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Krista Afumbom’s birth experience took an unexpected harrowing turn but ended with the safe delivery of her healthy son. She intended to have a natural, drug-free birth as she did with her first child, Abigail. One evening at home, Ms. Afumbom started having contractions that grew in intensity. She tracked the increasing frequency of her … Read More
Young Abigail Afumbom has been looking forward to having a new baby brother for many weeks. It won’t be long now. But when her parents learned she would have a brother, they faced an important decision. Should he be circumcised? The family can’t wait to meet the new baby. Krista Afumbom’s mother-in-law, a retired midwife … Read More
At 37 weeks of pregnancy, Krista Afumbom is ready for her baby to arrive. And the Lakewood mother of one and husband Ferdinand are working to make sure daughter Abigail is also ready when baby brother Kai arrives. “We’ve been talking about him for a long time,” Ms. Afumbom says. “We’ve been talking about him … Read More