Posts in Birth Outcomes/Stats
The Case For Postpartum Follow-Up BEFORE 6 Weeks

The case for the 3-Week Postpartum Visit is a very obvious one for most people in birth work or maternal health. We are truly not sure who came up with the idea that sending women home for 6 weeks and praying for the best was the right way to go about things. In other countries, this is far from the norm- and interestingly enough, their outcomes are far better than ours! ACOG has recently announced their support of the 3-week Postpartum Visit, and here are some thoughts from us on the topic.

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Placenta Issues In Pregnancy

Placenta Previa, Abruption, Accreta, Percreta, and Increta. Some of the lesser known pregnancy complications that people need to know about. The placenta is often called the tree of life! Placenta Issues in pregnancy can cause serious complications for both mother and baby. All this and more covered here.

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The Scoop On ICP- Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy

ching during pregnancy can happen for many reasons- dry skin, skin stretching, new stretch marks. Pregnancy definitely has its less fun aspects. However, Itching during pregnancy can be a sign of a bigger issue going on called Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy or ICP.

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Gestational Diabetes and Your Pregnancy- What You Should Know.

Everything you need to know about Gestational Diabetes- How it is diagnosed, what can be done to prevent it, what typical treatment looks like, and what to expect regarding you and your baby's health.

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Why you aren’t crazy- Let’s Talk Postpartum Mood Disorders

Postpartum Mood Disorders. What you need to know and how to find support. Why you aren’t crazy even if you feel like you might be. Covering Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, and Postpartum Rage. You are not alone- let’s talk about how to make things better for you and your family.

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Prenatal Vitamins- How Important Are They?

Prenatal Vitamins. Do they really matter? Which nutrients are most important for a healthy pregnancy, mom and baby? Here’s some evidence to check out to help you make the best decision for you to have the safest pregnancy possible.

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