9 Natural Fertility Tips from an ObGyn

preconception Sep 29, 2019

 

So much of our fertility is out of our control. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t small things you can do in your everyday life to help cultivate your fertility. Here are some simple ways to give your fertility that little boost:

1. A healthy plant-based diet

Besides just...

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An ObGyn's Guide to Healing Your Postpartum Body

postpartum Sep 22, 2019

 

by Dr. Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

You know what I was definitely not expecting after having my baby…

To be surprised by how difficult the recovery from birth is. After 15 years of schooling and training to become a board-certified ObGyn, I thought I knew what it would be like....

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6 Tips for Navigating Nutrition and Pregnancy Symptoms from a Nutritionist and Mom-of-5

pregnancy Sep 19, 2019

by Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC

If you’re expecting a baby, congratulations, momma! The first trimester brings an incredible amount of change: physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

There is an unspoken pressure to “get things right”, especially when it comes to how you...

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5 Things to Consider When Considering or Trying to Get Pregnant

preconception Sep 08, 2019

 

There is so much more to  getting pregnant than tracking your cycles and taking a prenatal vitamin. Those of us who have embarked on a reproductive journey before, know that trying to get pregnant and pregnancy is just as much of an emotional journey, as it is a physical one. 

As...

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An ObGyn's Guide: Lightheadedness in Pregnancy Causes & Cures

pregnancy Aug 26, 2019

Causes

Pregnancy hormones lead to relaxation of your blood vessels and a decrease in blood pressure. For some women, especially those who have a low-normal blood pressure to begin with, this can result in episodes of lightheadedness. As there are other, much more serious, causes of...

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10 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Early Pregnancy

preconception pregnancy Jul 07, 2019

The early days of pregnancy can be tricky. I know for me, it was the hardest part. On top of being exhausted and nauseated all the time, no one knew I was pregnant. Nobody was holding the door for me or asking how I was feeling. You want to be a happy, blissed-out pregnant woman, but instead,...

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An ObGyn’s Guide: My pregnancy test is positive! Now what?

pregnancy Jun 24, 2019

I remember the first time I saw the 2 pink lines on a pregnancy test. Let’s just say, it was far from your traditional moment.

First of all, I was in a public bathroom. There was a group of pre-teen girls in there laughing and being silly. Suddenly it hit me-- this was for real. I was no...

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My Pregnancy Skin Care Routine

pregnancy Jun 23, 2019

by Dr. Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

I’m usually pretty careful about the food I consume and the products I use but, without fail, when I get pregnant, suddenly I’m taking an extra-long look at all of my labels, especially my skin and beauty products. If you are feeling a little...

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Preparing for Postpartum: A Mind, Body, Heart Approach

postpartum pregnancy Mar 31, 2019

by Dr. Christine Sterling, M.D., FACOG

Is it going to be tonight? Was that a contraction? At the end of pregnancy we are always a little on edge. We tell our little one, “We are ready for you!”

But what does that mean— to be “ready for baby?” As Dr. Cassidy, PhD...

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Nope Not Normal! An Ob/Gyn’s Guide to the Red Flags of Postpartum Recovery

postpartum Mar 24, 2019

*This article is not intended to be medical advice and is for general education purposes only

This article could save your life or the life of someone you love.

You may have heard that the maternal mortality rate is increasing in the United States and has been since the 1980s. This is an...

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