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…

    January 12, 2015
    Are We Raising the Most Polluted Generation in the History of the Planet?

    That was the question I asked a month ago, when I gave a TEDx talk in the beautiful art deco masterpiece, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, in Brussels, Belgium. Brussels is the home of the European Union an…

    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…

    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…

    Caucasian pre-school age girl admires her new baby sister as her mom holds her up to show it to her
    July 29, 2014
    Musings from the Newborn Nursery: Naming Your Child

    Baby names are a big deal.  There are many considerations to be made such as cultural traditions, family names and how the name will sound with the baby’s surname.  There are constituencies (famil…

    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 …

    April 30, 2013
    You Are What You Eat & So Is Your Baby

    When it comes to food and pregnancy, it seems like it’s a topic always enshrouded in confusion. How much should one eat? What should one eat? What should be avoided etc. Here are a few key points th…

    Folic Acid
    December 12, 2001
    Folic Acid

    Women who take folate during pregnancy appear to reduce the chances that their children will later develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A study published in the December 8, 2001 issue of The La…