What is a Birth Doula?

Doula comes from the ancient Greeks who selected a special “hand maiden” to attend the lady of the house during childbearing. Today, it refers to “a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the Read More …

Postpartum Depression: Baby Blues

What are the "Baby Blues"?
by Carole Kanusky RN, MSN, CNS You’ve had your baby and now everything is changed. You were prepared for the physical discomforts associated with the postpartum period, but not the emotional roller coaster you are on. You have this beautiful baby now and you and your partner are thrilled. So why do you feel overwhelmed, cry at the slightest provocation, and wonder if you’ll ever feel "normal" again? Read More …

Birthing Plans

When it comes to having a baby, one of the most important relationships you�ll have is with your doctor. In order to maintain a good relationship and ensure an easier delivery, there has to be an open channel of communication. Read More …

Fetal Growth and Development

Congratulations! You are about to embark on a magical journey during which your body changes dramatically in order to nurture and develop the growing life within you. A single, microscopic, ripened egg and its fertilizing sperm develop in a predictable Read More …

Fetal Growth & Development What is Happening?

Pregnancy evokes many emotions which may include curiosity regarding the growth and development of your unborn child. These emotions are intensified during the nine months of nurturing. Many people think of pregnancy in terms of months. However, pregnancy is broken Read More …

Prenatal Testing

Many different tests may be performed during the course of your pregnancy. Some are routine, while others may be done based on your medical history, family background, and race. All test results provide your caregiver with important information which will Read More …

Prenatal Yoga

You have experienced the joy of finding out that you are pregnant and now you feel . . . different, in a surreal sort of way. You are likely thinking about your pregnancy all throughout your day. It may be Read More …

Nutrition during Pregnancy

As soon as you start thinking about having a baby, you should start thinking about what you eat. Begin loading up on the foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, learn the five food groups and balance your meals. Read More …