sex

S is for Sex

We’ve all heard it (and some of us may have tried it): sex induces labor. So we did some research, looked at the facts, and found that this may be true, …

queasiness

Q is for Queasiness

If you’re reading this, you’re likely pregnant or planning to become pregnant. I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone reading this that morning sickness is common during …

NICU level I nicu westchester

N is for NICU

When you find out you’re pregnant, you may begin preparing: hiring a doula, booking a birth planning session, reading about breastfeeding and car seat safety. Nobody prepares for the news …

meconium

M is for Meconium

Meconium is the first substance that occupies your baby’s bowels. The substances your baby ingests while in utero makes up meconium. It may include: skin cells, lanugo (the fine hair …

Lochia afterbirth postpartum period

L is for Lochia

Lochia is the term used for the bleeding occurring after giving birth. It is composed of blood, tissue, and bacteria and is akin to a very long, heavy period. You …