hospital birth, OB GYN, Parenting, physician, Uncategorized

Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?

A common question that comes up as parents get close to delivery time is, “Should I bank cord blood for my baby”? This technology has been marketed as a way to protect your child in the unfortunate event of cancer.  Parents are signing up and paying large fees to store umbilical cord blood in the… Continue reading Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?

hospital birth, OB GYN, physician, Uncategorized

Rising Maternal Mortality in the US: Real or Just Hype?

The statistics are staggering. The high maternal mortality rate in the US has been a matter of great interest and debate, spurring a reflective look into our healthcare system to determine why our country is on the wrong end of this statistic. The reasons and numbers vary across the country and notably in the state… Continue reading Rising Maternal Mortality in the US: Real or Just Hype?

hospital birth, OB GYN, physician, retirement

Is your City on the list for the coming Ob-Gyn Shortage Crisis? Find out here…

New research released this week from Doximity looked at how the upcoming Ob-gyn shortage will be affecting certain cities more than others. This really hits home for women who are planning families, currently pregnant, and wish to deliver in a hospital in one of those cities most at risk. OB’s in these cities are likely… Continue reading Is your City on the list for the coming Ob-Gyn Shortage Crisis? Find out here…

birth plan, epidural, episiotomy, hospital birth, Physician Training

10 Things to Know Before You Have a Baby in the Hospital

  You might get sent home. If you show up pregnant with your first baby and it turns out you aren’t 4 cm dilated yet, you will get sent home because you aren’t in active labor. Please don’t cuss out the charge nurse.   Yes, you are in pain- we aren’t denying that.  However, there are… Continue reading 10 Things to Know Before You Have a Baby in the Hospital