I bristle whenever I hear talk of suicide. I can’t imagine not wanting to be alive. This is not because I’ve never been distraught. I know despair; he has dipped in and out of my life at some of the most inconvenient times. I have the emotional and physical wounds to...read more
Cesarean births dates back to the sixteenth century. Its use, then and now, has saved the lives of countless babies and mothers. But now, one in three babies are delivered via cesarean-section. What one hospital is doing to reduce the number of cesareans was printed...read more
Avoiding mosquito bites offers the best protection against Zika virus. Use DEET. But, you should know that this insect repellant is absorbed through the skin. DEET crosses the placenta. This compound will get into the babies bloodstream. But, DEET has never been shown...
It’s something that most people don’t even consider: how much your pregnancy can affect your teeth. And, how much your dental health impacts your entire life. Unfortunately, this is a topic that few obstetricians remember to address with their patients. Yet, dental...read more
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