Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend
    October 10, 2003
    Climb a Mountain, Drink Tea, or Be a Friend

    In a Herculean effort to draw attention to breast cancer, a group of women climbers, including several breast cancer survivors, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer.  Through their climb…

    Protecting Babies from HIV
    September 15, 2003
    Protecting Babies from HIV

    My heart goes out to pregnant women with HIV. Even though treatments for HIV continue to improve, its presence casts a dark shadow over a special time. In 2002, about 800,000 babies caught HIV from th…

    Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies
    September 8, 2003
    Cesarean Delivery & Food Allergies

    Children born by C-section to allergic mothers are more than 4 times more likely to develop proven egg allergies than are peers born vaginally, according to a fascinating study in the August 2003 Jour…

    Healthy Babies and Mom’s Gum Health
    September 2, 2003
    Healthy Babies and Mom’s Gum Health

    Dr. Greene's take on mothers' gum health... The right dental treatment can increase the odds of giving birth to a healthy baby, according to a study in the August 2003 Journal of Periodontology. We’…

    Common Over-the-Counter Medicines & Miscarriage
    August 18, 2003
    Common Over-the-Counter Medicines & Miscarriage

    Women who take aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, etc.), or naproxen (Alleve) during pregnancy or just before may have an 80 percent increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study in the August 1…

    Walk for Your Baby, for Yourself
    June 19, 2003
    Walk for Your Baby, for Yourself

    Regular physical activity during the year before pregnancy and at least during the first half of pregnancy has been associated with both healthier babies and moms according to a study published in the…

    Diet and Skin
    June 4, 2003
    Diet and Skin

    Baby soft, smooth skin in young children could be partly the result of what their mothers ate during pregnancy and nursing, according to a study reported in the May 31, 2003 issue of The Lancet. Benef…

    Heroin, Crack, and Tobacco
    June 3, 2003
    Heroin, Crack, and Tobacco

    Quitting smoking can be miserable – especially for a newborn baby whose developing brain has been damaged by the tobacco. Smoking regular cigarettes during pregnancy can have the same neurotoxic eff…

    America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses
    March 20, 2003
    America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their second report on America’s Children and the Environment on February 24, 2003. Where we have taken decisive action on issues of the environmen…

    Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids
    February 7, 2003
    Mom’s Vitamins Help Kids

    Vitamin B12 consumed by nursing mothers can change the trajectory of their babies’ brain development. The Jan 31, 2003 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report told the story of a …

    Lactoferrin and Lysozyme Supplements
    January 13, 2003
    Lactoferrin and Lysozyme Supplements

    Before a baby is born, the normally pristine environment of the uterus is separated from the bacteria-rich environment of the vagina by a small mucus plug -- like a cork in the cervical opening. Resea…

    Rubella
    November 3, 2002
    Rubella: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to rubella: How tragic when a mild illness, scarcely worse than a cold, can cause such devastating effects on babies. Young parents, beware! What is it? Rubella is one of the classic rash…

    Parvovirus B19
    November 2, 2002
    Parvovirus B19: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to parvovirus: If anything comes to mind when parents hear the word “parvovirus,” it’s usually something to do with dogs or cats. This makes sense. Parvoviruses have long been known…

    Pregnant woman with red wine - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
    October 29, 2002
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to fetal alcohol syndrome: It used to be thought that drinking during pregnancy was fine for the baby. Fetal alcohol syndrome wasn’t discovered until 1968, and even then the effects of …

    Down syndrome
    October 28, 2002
    Down syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to Down syndrome: Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality syndrome in humans. What is it? Humans are built to have two sex chromosomes as well as two copies of each of th…

    Pregnant mom and small child. Honey and Peanuts during Pregnancy?
    May 7, 2002
    Honey and Peanuts during Pregnancy?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Hello, littleladybug. Lots of moms have questions about eating honey and peanuts during pregnancy. The honey issue is fascinating. The safety concern about honey arose because hon…

    April 26, 2002
    Hyperemesis

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Dear Joy (and Spanky, Jr), Congratulations on the miracle happening inside you. I’m sure the intractable vomitinghas been difficult to deal with. Perhaps this high price has mad…

    Picture of an empty bassinet - depression and pregnancy
    April 11, 2002
    Depression and Pregnancy

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Masonwalls, my heart weeps for you. Such sadness in your time of joy, such joy in your sadness. And fear surrounding it all. No wonder you can’t stop crying. Sometimes life feel…

    The Link Between Parental Smoking, Obesity, and Diabetes
    January 10, 2002
    The Link Between Parental Smoking, Obesity, and Diabetes

    When mothers smoke during pregnancy, their choice may affect the children for the rest of their lives. The January 5, 2002 issue of the British Medical Journal reports an analysis of 17,000 births dur…

    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…