Collaboration with other health professionals who take care of pregnant patients is important. In consideration of the "whole" patient, we can't forget the value dentists bring and the impact of oral health on pregnancy. - Dr. Valerie Jones, OB/GYN, ObDoctorMom.com This article is written by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (dentably.com). Pregnancy is one of the great joys… Continue reading Preventing Premature Births by Taking Care of Your Gums
You can’t believe it. You are finally pregnant with a much- desired pregnancy. You carefully planned out how you would tell your husband the exciting news and it made your heart explode seeing his reaction. You are floating on cloud nine and love having this little “secret” that only you and your partner know about. … Continue reading What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?
There was big news that came from the FDA a few days ago- extended approval for HPV vaccination for ages 27-45. Previously this vaccine which prevents certain types of cervical cancer and genital warts was only offered to patients ages 9-26. The goal with the HPV vaccine is to prevent HPV virus related outcomes and… Continue reading HPV Vaccine Age Limit Change: My Daughter Got Protection, but What About Me?
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?
This week I was drawn to stories about sacrifice for the betterment of others, the power of oxytocin for infant bonding with men/adoptive parents/women alike, and the surprising truth about the storing and potential sale of DNA material from the "blood spot" heel prick test done on all newborns. Links to the articles and commentary… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up: Top Interesting Articles