Why Late Term Pregnancies and Marathons Do Not Mix

The fact that Amber Miller did not fall or faint or develop complications while running in the Chicago Marathon is nothing short of a miracle. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. […]

Skin Changes during Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When we think of skin changes in pregnancy, what immediately comes to mind are stretch marks or Striae Gravidarum . Stretch marks occur because of a breakdown of collagen, a substance that holds the skin […]

Keep Politics Out of Pregnancy

“But for the grace of God go I.” My late aunt drilled that value into my six-year old head and it has never left. An article regarding a New York politician recently caught my attention. […]

Fake a Teen Pregnancy and the Media Will Come Calling

Gaby Rodriquez will have her fifteen minutes of fame in the national media because she faked a pregnancy for 6 ½ months as a “social experiment” in her Yakima Valley high school. Only her high […]

Why Itchiness During Pregnancy Should Not Be Ignored

If a pregnant woman finds herself scratching and itching during the third trimester, these symptoms should not be ignored. Each year, approximately 0.1 to 15% of pregnant women are affected by a liver disorder called […]

Are Twins Considered a High Risk Pregnancy?

Twin pregnancies have always kept me in wonder and awe, especially at the time of a delivery. At present, they represent 33% of all live births and their numbers are rising thanks to the increase […]

NICUs Do Not Need Gatekeepers! Shame on the State of Texas

What is wrong with the state of Texas? Have they no heart? Why is it that at the time of fiscal crisis, it’s always the “little” people whose services are eliminated first? The “little” people […]

“Beat Her Until She Has a Miscarriage”

In less than six months after writing Seven Reasons Why Pregnancy Becomes a Deadly Affair , the public outrage is faint and inaudible regarding domestic violence committed against pregnant women. The subject therefore has to […]

Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs to do a Background Check, Part 2

Although the journey to a healthy pregnancy and delivery begins with the selection of a healthcare provider; the challenge is to find the right one. This is the person who will be in charge of […]

The Circle of Life

The holiday season is a time of both joy and sorrow. Tomorrow a childhood friend will be laid to rest; one of my favorite artists, Teena Marie, died unexpectedly two days ago and at least […]