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 …

bishop score

B is for Bishop Score

Have you heard of the Bishop Score? Dr. Edward Bishop developed this measure of cervical readiness in 1964. It assesses five criteria to ascertain the likelihood of a successful induction, in …

storm preparation with baby

Storm Preparation

Spring has sprung! Or has it? With our area in the midst of our fourth Nor’easter in three weeks, I’m sure most of us feel fairly confident with our storm …