“She Died Because She was Pregnant”


Those words were articulated by Lieutenant Brian Tobin, chief investigator of the death of 27 year old Jennifer Snyder. Snyder was a pregnant veterinarian technician who was murdered […]

Dance Your Way Through Labor!!


Creativity is the spice of life and what better way to bring life into the world in a fun way? At Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, one patient […]

Do Pregnant Women Receive Excessive Ultrasounds?


The July 18th issue of the Wall Street Journal published an article about the excessive use of ultrasounds performed by commercial ultrasound businesses and physicians for low-risk pregnant […]

Tweaking a Pregnancy Test is NOT Cool


One of the most important diagnostic tools an ob-gyn provider uses is a pregnancy test and while it’s great that there are companies that make over-the-counter tests, in […]

Frozen Ovarian Tissue Removed as a Child Produces a Healthy Baby Boy


It’s being called a medical breakthrough and rightfully so. Each year 10.9 % of women ages 15 to 44 are diagnosed with infertility and 7.4 million women use […]

Does Having a Boy or Girl Place You at Risk for Diabetes?


A recent article in a well respected journal says, yes, being pregnant with either a boy or girl could increase your risks for developing diabetes during pregnancy or […]

Letting Go

The metaphors of life can sometimes be seen in the most mundane occurrences. But actually they’re not mundane, they’re significant beyond measure and can serve as our greatest teachers. A few days ago, I bought […]

The Founder of Lamaze Says Farewell

Elisabeth Bing is gone — but oh what a legacy she left!

100-year-old Bing died on Friday, May 15th in her Manhattan home according to the New York Times. While her name might not be familiar […]

Do Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy Affect Future Behavioral Problems in Our Children?


Cell phone use has always been controversial, especially in light of the untimely deaths of CEO Reginald F Lewis of Beatrice Foods, Inc and legal-eagle Johnny Cochrane. Lewis died of a brain hemorrhage at age […]

Wisdom for a New Mother

As some mothers continue to bask in the post-Mother’s Day glow, while others leap back to the frenzy of their busy lives, I urge all mothers, especially the newly initiated to please hit pause – […]

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