20 Jun Home Birth: Is This the Next ‘Right to Choose’?!

On June 18th the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a resolution in support of the ACOG statement that "the safest setting for labor, delivery, and the immediate post-partum period is in the hospital, or a birthing center within a hospital complex, that meets standards jointly...

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27 May Celebrity Births. The Good. The Bad. The Influence.

I have never been one to closely follow celebrity gossip. In fact, I am embarrassingly behind the times - stuck somewhere in the late 90's when Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan and Friends were big. But I can't deny the influence celebrities have on...

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21 Apr Explanation of Fetal Positions; What Poses Are Beneficial and What Poses Should Be Avoided During Pregnancy

The cervix is opened by the baby’s head pushing against it with each contraction. You can visualize this action by picturing the cervix as a turtle neck sweater through which the head is slowly emerging. Ideally, to push the cervix open most effectively,...

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15 Apr Eating During Labor

Labor is probably not the time you will be requesting a huge steak dinner, but it is a good idea to continue to nourish your body. Not eating during labor may reduce your energy, increase your fatigue and decrease your ability to deal with...

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17 Mar Elective Surgery: Nose Job. Breast Augmentation. Cesarean????

True story: I had the misfortune of bad timing the other day in the bathroom at the UWS Loews Theater, overhearing a brief conversation between two very pregnant women. The conversation went something like this: “When are you due?” “March 20th, but I’m having my c-section on...

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