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Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

Because mental health disorders are common, it is important to discuss how treatment should continue or begin for a pregnant or postpartum person. Today, I want to share with you some of the best resources to help you make the right decisions for you during and after pregnancy.

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Understanding CMV (Cytomegalovirus)

Understanding CMV (Cytomegalovirus)

CMV is the most common congenital infection, occurring in 0.5-1.3% of all births. That equates about one out of every 200 babies or 40K babies a year in the U.S. However, routine screening during pregnancy is not recommended. Learn more!

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The Truth About the Designer Prenatal Vitamin

The Truth About the Designer Prenatal Vitamin

Over the past few years as designer prenatal vitamins have popped onto the market, a public health problem has been growing. They are leaving out a critical component- folic acid- and this leaves those who are TTC or pregnant at risk for having babies with neural tube defects (NTDs), including spina bifida and anencephaly.

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Pregnancy Over 40

Pregnancy Over 40

It's no secret that pregnancy rates are increasing in persons over age 40. People are putting things such as education, career advancement, and training before family building plans- myself included! In this blog, I discuss all things TTC and pregnancy over age 40!

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What Everyone Should Know About Stillbirth

What Everyone Should Know About Stillbirth

Understanding your risk level and working closely with your healthcare provider can help keep you and baby safe. If you have experienced pregnancy loss or stillbirth, counseling and therapy can be extremely beneficial to help you work through the grief.

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Testing for Gestational Diabetes

Testing for Gestational Diabetes

If you are pregnant or are trying to conceive, one important test to be prepared for is the glucose tolerance test (GTT or glucola). This test screens for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a condition in which carbohydrate intolerance develops during pregnancy.

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Psychiatric Medications in Pregnancy

Psychiatric Medications in Pregnancy

Though resources and information are increasing, it is still difficult to find evidence-based information on the management of mental health disorders in pregnancy. Having an obstetrical care provider who is knowledgeable about management of mental health disorders in pregnancy, as well as the medications needed to treat the individual, is crucial.

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Heart Health in Pregnancy

Heart Health in Pregnancy

We often think of pregnancy as being something solely taken care of and overseen by an obstetrician and possibly a primary care physician, but in this conversation with cardiologist, Dr. Rachel M. Bond, we discuss how having a cardiologist is also an integral part of the care team for some pregnant individuals.

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COVID Infection and Vaccination While TTC and in Pregnancy

COVID Infection and Vaccination While TTC and in Pregnancy

The topic of COVID infection and vaccination can be daunting and stressful for anyone, but for those who are pregnant, TTC or soon to be delivering a baby, there can be a long list of additional questions and concerns. Learn more here!

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Fast Facts on COVID Infection and Vaccination While TTC and During Pregnancy and Lactation!

Fast Facts on COVID Infection and Vaccination While TTC and During Pregnancy and Lactation!

If you are pregnant, planning or trying to conceive, or lactating, then you might have questions about how COVID infection and vaccination can affect you and your baby. So here are some fast facts from reliable resources!

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Many new parents are concerned about preparing themselves for a smooth pregnancy and delivery, and yet most do not know how the pelvic floor muscles are related to pregnancy and delivery. Pelvic floor physical therapy is therapy to treat pelvic floor dysfunction, and can include stretching and strengthening of pelvic floor muscles, the hips, and low back. Learn more!

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Basics of Prenatal and Postnatal Vitamin Supplementation

Basics of Prenatal and Postnatal Vitamin Supplementation

It shouldn’t be difficult, confusing, or tiring to care for your health when you are pregnant or postpartum. However, with the ever increasing amount of products on the shelves, it is getting to be exactly that--difficult and confusing. Let's discuss!

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Advocating for Yourself During Pregnancy, Delivery and Postpartum

Advocating for Yourself During Pregnancy, Delivery and Postpartum

Today I’m joined by ObGyn Dr. Heather Irobunda to discuss a vital topic- advocating for yourself during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period! This conversation with Dr. Irobunda is essential to any pregnant person.

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Maternal Mortality, Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities and How to Advocate for Yourself

Maternal Mortality, Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities and How to Advocate for Yourself

As an OBGYN, my goal is to deliver a healthy baby to a healthy patient. However, we know, both in the medical community and as members of society, that healthcare is not equal and equitable for all pregnant persons. This inequality contributes to unnecessary loss of lives each year.

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Botox, Fillers, Skincare, and Other Cosmetic Procedures in Pregnancy and Breast/chestfeeding

Botox, Fillers, Skincare, and Other Cosmetic Procedures in Pregnancy and Breast/chestfeeding

Today, we’re talking all about facials, botox, fillers and more during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I teamed up with plastic surgeon, Dr. Elise Mecham of Utah Valley Plastic Surgery, to learn more about this topic, plus shop our favorite products!

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Dr. Clark on the Coco Caliente Podcast

Dr. Clark on the Coco Caliente Podcast

I recently did a podcast interview with Nic and Vic of "Coco Caliente" podcast. They discuss their 20-week anatomy ultrasound and give pregnancy updates. I discuss my own journey through pregnancy, and my passion for educating women who are over 35.

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Your Pregnancy And Childbirth After Age 35

Your Pregnancy And Childbirth After Age 35

I recently did an interview the Dr. Aimee of "The Egg Whisperer Show"! We discussed all things pregnancy and childbirth after age 35 and answer some very important questions. An REI and MFM specialist led to some excellent discussion!

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Myths & Realities of Hotly Debated Pregnancy & Birth Topics

Myths & Realities of Hotly Debated Pregnancy & Birth Topics

In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, Deb Flashenberg and I speak about the myths and realities of many pregnancy and birth debated topics. We cover a range of topics from epidurals to putting garlic in your vagina to prevent Group B Strep.

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Babies After 35 with Dr. Shannon Clark

Babies After 35 with Dr. Shannon Clark

Many people are choosing to start their families later in life and are confused and unsure when they learn that after the age of 35 they are considered “advanced maternal age.” Is this something they should be worried about?

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Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Few will make it through pregnancy without some aches and pains. If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, this information can help you prevent, and hopefully find some relief from, low back pain and pelvic girdle pain.

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Introducing the New Babies After 35 Website!

Introducing the New Babies After 35 Website!

As it continues to be an unprecedented time we are navigating, I hope this new website is easier to navigate and brings you some empowerment. My goal is to be a source of knowledge, insight, and calmness for you as you navigate journey from TTC through parenthood!

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The Babies After 35 Community’s Favorite Items for Parents, Parents-To-Be, and Littles

The Babies After 35 Community’s Favorite Items for Parents, Parents-To-Be, and Littles

Check out the Babies After 35 community’s favorite items for moms, moms-to-be, and little ones! No matter if it’s a gift for yourself or someone you love, a baby shower, or simply “just because”, I hope this makes your shopping load a little lighter!

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A Sports Medicine Physician's Recommendations for Exercise in Pregnancy

A Sports Medicine Physician's Recommendations for Exercise in Pregnancy

Long-term health requires daily small choices that add up to lasting success. You can maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise throughout pregnancy. Here are a few of my recommendations, as a sports medicine physician, for exercise in pregnancy!

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Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Finding the Right Doctor for You

Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Finding the Right Doctor for You

Finding the right doctor for evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) can be quite the process. I am often not the first doctor patients have seen for a consult about miscarriages, and they tell me stories of leaving visits with providers with more questions than answers.

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Tools to Manage Stress During Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Tools to Manage Stress During Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Feeling stressed during a high-risk pregnancy is completely understandable. You’re worried for your baby, yourself and your family. Additionally, loss of income due to bed rest (if required), limited physical activity and limited social support, especially of you are confined to a hospital bed.

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Part 1 Of The "Got twins?" Series: The Different Types Of Twinning

Part 1 Of The "Got twins?" Series: The Different Types Of Twinning

Most people can think of someone they know or someone famous who either is a twin or has had twins. As exciting as the prospect of having twins may be, the presence of “more than one heartbeat” is only the beginning of the twin pregnancy story.

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Part 2 Of The "Got Twins?" Series: The Risks And IVF Twins

Part 2 Of The "Got Twins?" Series: The Risks And IVF Twins

People with twin pregnancies have increased risks in general compared to people carrying a single fetus. In particular, twin pregnancies are at increased risk for preterm birth. On average, people with twins deliver around 36 weeks of pregnancy.

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Urinary Leakage During and After Pregnancy

Urinary Leakage During and After Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage. There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Urinary Leakage

Pregnancy and Postpartum Urinary Leakage

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are well-established risk factors for urinary leakage. There are two main types of urinary incontinence that women typically experience: urge incontinence and stress incontinence.

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Sleep During Pregnancy

Sleep During Pregnancy

In pregnancy, there is a decrease in the amount of restful sleep, deep sleep and dream sleep, and an increase daytime sleepiness and fatigue. The decrease in dream sleep, in particular, is thought to be related to pregnancy hormones like progesterone.

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