Green Smoothies: A Pregnancy Must-Have to give Baby a Healthy Start
    January 30, 2013
    Green Smoothies: A Pregnancy Must-Have to give Baby a Healthy Start

    Growing a baby is hard work, I can attest to that.  Pregnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life, but it comes with a great deal of responsibility.  As a first time expectant mom, I sometime…

    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: What I Learned About Doctoring
    January 29, 2013
    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: What I Learned About Doctoring

    I never planned on getting pregnant and travelling to a third world country for a medical service trip.  It just happened that way. As a third year internal medicine resident at Stanford Hospital, I …

    Vitamin D During Pregnancy and lactation
    January 22, 2013
    Vitamin D During Pregnancy and lactation

    Adequate vitamin D levels are very important during pregnancy and lactation. In addition to the classical role of vitamin D in calcium and phosphate absorption and metabolism, vitamin D during pregnan…

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    November 18, 2012
    Dr. Greene at TEDxBrussels

    Last week I was honored to be one of the speakers at TEDxBrussels along with Steve Wozniak, Mitch Altman, Xavier Damman, Eri Gentry, Tito Jankowski, Peter Jansen, Jeroen Raes, Aaron Rowe, Monte Stetti…

    90 Seconds to Change the World
    November 12, 2012
    90 Seconds to Change the World

    Tick tock. Tick tock. TICC TOCC. At the moment of birth, only about 2/3 of the baby’s blood is in the baby. The remaining third is still in the umbilical cord and placenta. During the third stage of…

    Is it Safe to Nurse While Pregnant
    February 3, 2012
    Nursing While Pregnant – Is It Safe?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Nursing while pregnant is usually very safe for all three of you. Brooke, when women realize they're pregnant while still breastfeeding, they often wonder whether the nursing will…

    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby
    January 13, 2012
    How to Help Your Child Adjust to Life with a New Baby

    If you have a young child at home and you are expecting your second you're probably wondering how to help ease the transition into life with a new baby. Your toddler is used to having your undivided a…

    Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too
    January 10, 2012
    Late Preterm Birth is a Maternal Health Problem, Too

    Originally appeared: November 17, 2011 at the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/11/lateptb/ More than two-thirds of preterm babies are born “late preterm,…

    Reflections of a New Mother: Wonder, Gratitude and Helping Others
    January 2, 2012
    Reflections of a New Mother: Wonder, Gratitude and Helping Others

    One day soon there’s going to be a new man in my life. Though I’ve been waiting around for 9 months for the big day to arrive, it’s nonetheless really hard to wrap my head around the idea that s…

    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth
    December 23, 2011
    Finding Common Ground on Home Birth

    Originally appeared October 25, 2011 on the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/10/hbcs/ I attended the Home Birth Consensus Summit in October. The meeting was …

    Six Top Reasons to Eat Healthy When Pregnant
    December 8, 2011
    Six top reasons to eat healthy while you are pregnant: Part 2

    Sticking to a healthy diet can be a struggle for a lot of us. In my own experience, there are times when my diet gets off track — especially holidays. When I was pregnant, as an older mom, I had som…

    Six top reasons to eat healthy while you are pregnant: Part 1
    December 7, 2011
    Six top reasons to eat healthy while you are pregnant: Part 1

    If you are pregnant, you’re probably thinking a lot more about baby names and how to store up a few months of extra sleep rather than that eventual battle over broccoli when your baby becomes a todd…

    Reasonable Choices for Bringing Back VBAC
    December 6, 2011
    Reasonable Choices for Bringing Back VBAC

    An extended version of this post appeared September 12, 2011 at the Transforming Maternity Care Blog at http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/2011/09/vbacquality/ According to new government stati…

    The 3 Things Pregnant Women Need More Than A Birth Plan
    December 1, 2011
    The 3 Things Pregnant Women Need More Than A Birth Plan

    Pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience. Soon-to-be mothers (and fathers) are inundated with advice and information, from the marketing campaigns designed to convince you of all the “must-have…

    Early Voluntary C-Sections are Bad
    September 7, 2011
    Early Voluntary C-Sections are Bad

    In 2008, Intermountain Healthcare of Utah discovered that over a third of elective C-sections performed at their hospitals were done before 39 weeks of gestation. Of these “early-term” babies, tho…

    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating… Even Before Birth
    August 10, 2011
    Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating … Even Before Birth

    Babies have more taste buds before birth than at any later time. Why would they be designed to form extra taste buds only for them to disappear before they are even born? Most parents think that befor…

    Campaign for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
    June 27, 2011
    Why I’m Joining the Campaign for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

    As I’m pregnant with my second child, I have been thinking back to the days when my husband and I decided to start a family, nearly four years ago. Just the thought of bringing a child into this wor…

    Shaping the Future
    April 20, 2011
    Shaping the Future

    When you look at a playground full of nine-year olds, some will be skinny, some will be overweight, and most will be in between. About 25 percent of the differences that you see between kids may go al…

    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?
    March 29, 2011
    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducing the chance of iron deficiency later Improving oxygen l…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.
    March 7, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.

    Here is the fifth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 5: A green solution. Leafy green. Yes, we want to reduce exposur…