Deciding to become a parent is a major commitment –not to mention the nine months of pregnancy before you deliver your child into the world. Before you and your partner try to conceive, there are many things you need to know to ensure that you are prepared physically, emotionally, and financially. Here are 12 ofRead More
Which Vaccines Are Safe During Pregnancy?
Every day, expectant mothers have to make important choices to ensure the health and safety of their babies throughout their pregnancy. Among these choices has to do with knowing which vaccines are safe during pregnancy and which ones they should avoid. This blog post will equip you with what you need to know about theRead More
Preparing for the Arrival of Your Baby in the New Year: What to Expect
There is no excitement that is comparable to the excitement that you feel as your due date approaches, and you are about to meet your new baby. When you are about to meet any other person for the first time, a little preparation is often involved. But the baby you’ve been nurturing inside of youRead More
How to Choose the Right Midwife for You
The processes of pregnancy, labor, and delivery are extremely personal and memorable to a woman. As such, it is important to surround yourself with professionals who not only know what they’re doing, but are supportive, comforting, and truly advocate on your behalf. If you are pregnant, you may wish to consider getting a midwife. MidwivesRead More
How Do I Know My Pregnancy Is High-Risk?
More than 3 million babies are born each year in the United States, according to the CDC, and most of those births occur without any medical or health problems for either the baby or the mother. Still, complications do occur in up to 8% of pregnancies, and many of those complications occur in women whose pregnancies areRead More
COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. It’s one of anticipation, joy, and growth. Taking extra care of yourself during pregnancy is one of the many changes you must make to prepare for the arrival of your little one. But these days, it’s easy to be unsure just how many extra precautions you shouldRead More
What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?
What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening testsRead More
What Is Pregnancy Anxiety and How Can You Cope With It?
Even the most confident woman can suddenly panic when told she is pregnant. Whether it was a planned event or a surprise, from this moment unknown insecurities seem to take over, and you are suddenly afraid like never before. What is pregnancy anxiety and how can you cope with it? But, I’m Supposed to Be Happy! If youRead More
Travel Warnings and Tips for Pregnant Women
If you decide to vacation, visit old friends, or must travel for work, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from flying or driving to your destination. As long as you are having a normal pregnancy and you have gotten the OK from DeKalb Women’s Specialists, travel is generally approved and safe, but there are some caveats. When It’sRead More
Natural Pain Management Techniques for Childbirth
We have all heard the stories about how incredibly painful it is to give birth, but that hasn’t stopped a large number of women in recent years from deciding on a more holistic approach to the process.At DeKalb Women’s Specialists, we fully support a patient’s decision to do what is right for their body. We alsoRead More