Crop duster over a soybean field. Pesticides collateral damage.
    April 5, 2017
    Collateral Damage: Pregnancy, Prematurity and Pesticides, Pregnancy

    The chemical warfare between weed killers and weeds is escalating. Weed killers appeared to be winning the war at first, but in recent years weeds have developed increasing resistance to these chemica…

    Breast pump and young mother. Night vs day milk.
    February 20, 2017
    Breastfeeding, Pumping, and Night vs. Day Milk: Your Questions Answered

    Learning to breastfeed your baby can be one of the most challenging and beautiful experiences of being a new parent. Many moms choose to also learn how to pump their breastmilk for times when they can…

    Mosquito sucking blood on human skin with nature background. Mosquitos spread Zika Virus.
    March 23, 2016
    The Bottom Line on Zika Virus

    “Zika!” It started as a whisper and turned into a roar heard ‘round the globe. First discovered in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947, the mosquito-borne Zika virus has spread to more than 30 cou…

    December 8, 2015
    Skin to Skin Contact with Your Premature Baby

    When you find out you're pregnant, the last thing you want to do is plan for a less than ideal birth. You want to share 40 weeks of blissful pregnancy, followed by a four hour labor and five minute de…

    Dr Alan Greene speaking about Babies' development and the role of food.
    August 19, 2015
    Babies’ Development and the Role of Food

    Babies’ development from conception to age three is mind-boggling. Newborns resting in their parents arms are not very mobile and don’t have much to say. By the time they're three years old, they …

    Image of YouTube Video of Dr. Alan Greene
    May 6, 2015
    Mother, You’re Still Carrying Me Today

    You may have read a sentimental Mother's Day card (or one of those picture books that makes every mother cry) with the sappy phrase,  "Mother, You're Still Carrying Me Today." Turns out, it's true. L…

    Newborn laying under a blanket on mother's stomach.
    September 23, 2014
    Birth Plan Considerations

    Preparing for baby can be so exciting.  Take some time during your pregnancy to plan for your labor and delivery.  It’s helpful to remember that everything may not go exactly “as planned,” but…

    Mother and newborn sleeping in a hospital bed with skin-to-skin contact
    August 14, 2014
    11 Medical Decisions to Make for Your Baby Before Delivery (or someone else will make them for you)

    In the first few hours of your baby’s life you will need to make 11 medical decisions for your tiny new person, or someone else will make them for you.  I’ve attended deliveries for more than a d…

    Newborn on mother's chest just after delivery. Ob in the background.
    August 13, 2014
    Better Births, Less Anemia: Delayed Cord Clamping Made Easy

    [caption id="attachment_48805" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Raphael Goetter. Used by permission.[/caption]   Waiting just 1-2 minutes after birth before cutting your baby’s umbilical…

    Salt and Pepper Shakers on a beautiful table.
    August 11, 2014
    Iodine Supplements? Yes! New Recommendations for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

    Dr. Kathleen Berchelmean on iodine supplements: [caption id="attachment_48826" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Matthias Ripp. Used by permission.[/caption] I’ve been throwing down prenatal v…

    May 3, 2014
    I Was Wrong about the Environment

    Time and again the magic begins the same way. Sperm and egg come together to create an absolutely unique cell. Then this cell divides to create two identical cells., These cells divide, and divide aga…

    March 26, 2014
    10 Things I Didn’t Know about Having a Baby – Numbers 6 & 7

    This week on Dr.Greene.com, I am sharing ten things that I didn't know would happen right after I had a baby. On Monday I shared numbers 1 and 2, and yesterday I shared numbers 3 through 5. Today, I'v…

    January 20, 2014
    Postpartum Depression Feels like Nothing

    For a moment, try to imagine feeling nothing. You may ask yourself what nothing feels like. Well, nothing feels like the greatest pain you've ever experienced. It is an overwhelming lack of connection…

    Dr. Greene discussing the optimal cord clamping
    July 24, 2013
    The most important 90 seconds in EVERY pregnancy

    Did you know that much of your baby's blood is outside of it's body at the moment of birth? And, that in the United States and Europe, this blood will never make it to your child? You read that right,…

    July 19, 2013
    Skin to Skin to Support Breastfeeding

     The first hour after birth is often referred to as the “Magical Hour.” A baby placed on her mother’s chest right after being born tends to show nine distinct stages of bonding including relaxa…

    July 18, 2013
    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it’s easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balanc…

    July 15, 2013
    What is Skin to Skin Care?

    The most classic definition of ‘Skin-to-Skin Care’ (which is the same as ‘Kangaroo Care’) refers specifically to sessions of 60 minutes of continuous touch between baby and mom in the first mo…

    May 3, 2013
    Pregnancy – Clean Up & Clean Out

    I recently learned that on average babies are being born with over 200 chemicals in their systems. This was learned by studying the cord blood of newborns. This is not meant to scare you, although it …

    March 29, 2013
    How To Become A Birth Doula

    Becoming a birth doula was one of the best and most rewarding decisions I’ve ever made. I cannot express with words the sheer joy I have experienced at each and every one of the 50+ births I’ve at…

    March 28, 2013
    Dads & Doulas

    When it comes to dads and doulas couples can have a myriad of concerns, but the truth is both play a very important role.  As a doula and mother who knows firsthand how important dads and doulas can …