It’s official. More women are now having babies after age 35 than ever before. The “advanced maternal age” woman is becoming more and more the typical patient rather than the unicorn she once was.
STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Infections, are a common occurrence amongst the sexually active population. STIs consist of a bacterial or viral illness which a person can contract from having a genital, oral or anal sex with a person who has an STI.
High-risk pregnancy. Geriatric pregnancy. Advanced maternal age. Whatever you call it, I’ve been through it…twice. They say women in health care have a “curse”—meaning if you work as a health care provider, you are likely to have a complicated pregnancy. It’s probably a myth, but I put that superstition to the test and discovered that no two pregnancies are alike.
Congratulations! You’re pregnant, so now what? Must you sit still for nine months? Or can you keep working out? The answers: no and yes.
With so many types of seafood and fish oil supplements available to us, it is hard to understand how they each measure up and which are safe in pregnancy. You may have heard that some fish and shellfish contain too much metal called methylmercury and can be harmful in pregnancy. However, it is also important to have enough fish in your diet to provide healthy omega-3 fatty acids to optimize our baby’s brain development.