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…

    Why Pam?
    April 29, 2013
    Why Pregnancy Awareness Month?

    Every where I go people are asking me what the impetus was to create Pregnancy Awareness Month in the first place. (more…)…

    Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant
    February 1, 2013
    Five Things to Do Before You Get Pregnant

    So you’re ready to be a parent. Congratulations! That’s a big decision. To give yourself the best chance for a healthy pregnancy and baby, there are a few things to do before you get pregnant. 1. …

    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’
    January 31, 2013
    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’

    The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old making it the oldest rainforest in the world.  It is home to 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 trees species, 221 species of terrestrial mammals…

    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…

    Jungle in Boreno
    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 & 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…

    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…

    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

    I attended the Home Birth Consensus Summit in October. The meeting was the result of several years of planning by a multi-stakeholder group of maternity care leaders. It was led by facilitators from F…

    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 voluntary C-sections performed at their hospitals were done before 39 weeks of gestation. Of these “early-term” babies, t…

    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…