Multiple Births

In the last decade, the number of twin births has risen by 31% and the number of triplets, quadruplets or greater jumped by 245%. Most multiple pregnancies are created in the process of overcoming infertility. Assisted reproductive techniques account for more than 95% of these pregnancies. Read More …

Questions and Answers about Your Pregnancy

What kinds of tests will my caregiver be doing for me? Routine tests early in your pregnancy determine your blood type, immunity to rubella and test for various sexually transmitted diseases that can harm your unborn baby. If you’re due for a pap test, this will also be done. Midway through your pregnancy you may have a glucose tolerance test to see if you may develop gestational diabetes. Depending on your age and family history, you will be asked whether you want genetic testing such as amniocentesis. You’ll also probably have at least one ultrasound of your baby. Read More …

Exercise during Pregnancy

There’s no magic potion that a woman can use to ensure good health during pregnancy. The most important spell a pregnant woman can be under is one that involves eating healthy foods and exercising in moderation. Read More …

Prenatal Testing

Congratulations! You’re having a baby and your doctor has determined that yours is a "low-risk" pregnancy. You have good reason to believe that you will have a healthy, normal baby. Today, expectant mothers have the option of undergoing many excellent prenatal tests designed to provide them with more information about the health of their unborn babies. Read More …

Weight Gain during Pregnancy

The amount of weight a woman should gain during her pregnancy has long been an issue for discussion. There are many different viewpoints; some physicians feel that the optimum weight for a woman should be as little as 15 pounds, while others suggest 40 pounds is appropriate. They contend that if too much weight is gained during pregnancy, the baby will be too large and a difficult delivery will result. Other physicians feel it is important to have a pregnant woman follow an unrestricted diet – after all, she is "eating for two." Given these two views, what should a pregnant woman really do? Read More …

Chiropractic Care and Your Pregnancy

Today’s woman constantly juggles an incredible number of responsibilities: jobs, children, friendships, marriages, errands, appointments – the list is endless! You’ve got to be healthy just to keep up. Women have special health concerns during every phase of their lives; pregnancy is certainly one of the most important and complex phases. Although the changes women experience from pregnancy are natural, a little extra help is sometimes needed to cope with the dramatic changes in their bodies. Read More …

Planning Your Baby’s Birth

When you think about your baby’s birth, what is the first thing that comes to mind? What moments will be most special? What do you hope will happen and what do you hope won’t happen? Pregnancy is the time to identify things you want and things you don’t want to be part of your labor, birth and postpartum experiences. Read More …