November 18, 2012
    Dr. Greene at TEDxBrussels on TICC TOCC – Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Clamping

    The practice of immediately clamping the umbilical cord after a baby is born was made popular in 1913. We have now discovered that this can result in up to 10x the risk of developing iron deficiency a…

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

      Tick tock. Tick tock. TICC TOCC. The difference 90 seconds can make. 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 c…

    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…

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

    Dr. Greene's take on prenatal nutrition... 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 a…

    July 7, 2011
    Autism Linked to Prenatal Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft?

    Autism diagnoses have increased rapidly over the last two decades; so has the number of women taking antidepressants during pregnancy – from somewhere between 1% and 6% in the early 1990s to 7-13% m…

    Shaping the Future
    April 20, 2011
    Shaping the Future

    Dr. Greene's take on 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 diff…

    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…

    Promoting a Healthy Pregnancy
    February 7, 2011
    Promoting a Healthy Pregnancy

    Healthy babies start from healthy pregnancies. What can you do to give your baby the benefits of a healthy start? Here are our top 10 recommendations: (more…)…

    Breakthrough Test for Down Syndrome
    January 13, 2011
    Breakthrough Test for Down Syndrome

    A new technique could revolutionize diagnosis using a new test for Down syndrome in a way that mothers will love. All it takes is 1/2 tsp of the mother's blood for stunningly accurate results. Then No…

    Pregnancy and Weight Gain
    January 12, 2011
    Pregnancy and Weight Gain

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but be amazed by how much my body is going through right now in order to support and nurture a growing fetus. I know we’re all aware of this already, but…

    Mamas on Bedrest: Are you creating a future Nobel Laureate?
    January 11, 2011
    Mamas on Bedrest: Are you creating a future Nobel Laureate?

    There are many reasons that women are prescribed bedrest; placental problems, cervical problems, preterm labor, pre-eclampsia and multiple gestation to name a few of the more common indications. Some …

    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics Part 1
    November 18, 2010
    What Every Expectant Couple Needs to Know About Genetics (Part 1)

    Thankfully, most babies are born healthy, but every pregnancy is at risk for a birth defect. That is why is may be helpful to speak with a genetic counselor, a medical professional trained in assessin…

    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy
    November 1, 2010
    BPA, Sperm, Masculinity, and the Average American Guy

    A new study suggests that typical BPA exposure may be affecting the masculinity, semen quality, and sperm count of the average American guy. And young boys often have even more BPA exposure than adult…

    A New Reason to Eat Your Greens During Pregnancy
    January 25, 2010
    A New Reason to Eat Your Greens During Pregnancy

    More good news for pregnant moms –  a new study suggests that eating more veggies during pregnancy lowers the risk that your baby will develop type 1 diabetes. I’ve always recognized a strong con…

    Preventing a Preventable Cesarean
    November 3, 2009
    Preventing a Preventable Cesarean

    This year, one in three babies will be born by cesarean section. The cesarean rate in the United States has hit a historic high every year for nearly a decade, and shows no signs of abating. Research …

    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu
    August 3, 2009
    Pregnancy and H1N1 Flu

    If you think you may get pregnant in the next year, this may be the most important year to get a flu shot – and an H1N1 flu shot, when it becomes available. When pregnant, it’s generally best to a…

    Babies are Built from Food
    July 31, 2009
    Babies are Built from Food

    Babies Are Built from Food When a brand-new baby opens her eyes and, for the first time, settles her gaze on her parents with a spark of recognition, something very complex has taken place. The light …

    Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines Revisited
    July 12, 2009
    Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines Revisited

    For the first time in 20 years, the Institute of Medicine updated the guidelines on how much weight gain is acceptable during pregnancy.  While I'm glad the medical profession is making the effort to…

    Life with Twins #2—Pregnancy
    November 18, 2008
    Life with Twins #2—Pregnancy

    No two pregnancies are alike. This is especially true for pregnancy with twins. (more…)…

    Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy
    August 29, 2008
    Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy

    Dr. Greene's thoughts on cerebral palsy... Before we talk about Epsom salt baths, here’s the news: giving pregnant women an IV infusion of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) cut the risk of their pret…