COVID19, During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Obstetrics

Protection from the COVID-19 vaccine is passed on to babies

New research published Feb. 7 in JAMA gives patients even more reason to get vaccinated. Infants born to vaccinated mothers were shown to have antibodies in their systems, offering a level of protection against COVID-19 that otherwise would not exist. These antibodies were higher in vaccinated mothers than those who’d had COVID-19. Children under age…

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Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

Can you have vaginal birth after a C-section?

If you are pregnant again and delivered your last baby via cesarean delivery (C-section), it still might be possible to have a vaginal birth. While patients who attempt to have a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) have about a 60% to 80% success rate, your safety and the safety of your baby are the most…

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Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics

Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) risks and benefits

While it is possible to deliver vaginally after cesarean section — vaginal birth after cesarian, or VBAC — there are VBAC risks and benefits you and your OB/GYN should discuss. “A successful VBAC can help avoid bowel or bladder issues, hysterectomy or even issues with the placenta in other pregnancies,” said Christopher Watkins, M.D., OB/GYN with…

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COVID19, During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy, Womens Health

Coronavirus y embarazo: lo que necesita saber

This publication is also available in English Si estás embarazada o planeando un embarazo, es posible que te preguntes cómo el coronavirus/COVID-19 podría afectarte a ti y a tu bebé. Los obstetras y ginecólogos, parteras y otro personal que brinda atención obstétrica en Norton Healthcare están monitoreando de cerca la pandemia de COVID-19. A medida…

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Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

How to prepare for natural birth

More and more patients are interested in natural birth. There are many definitions of “natural birth” and just as many misconceptions about how and where a natural birth can happen. We will break down the facts so you can know how to prepare for natural birth — the way you want to do it. What…

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During Your Pregnancy, Epilepsy, Expecting, Neurosciences, Obstetrics

Pregnancy and epilepsy

If you have epilepsy, but are thinking of getting pregnant, you may have questions about how epilepsy affects pregnancy or a fetus. Epilepsy affects each person differently, based on medication, hormones, and other factors. Here are some things to know if you have epilepsy and want to have a baby. Epilepsy is an umbrella term…

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During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics, Postpartum Care

Kentucky sets Maternal Health Awareness Day in effort to reduce pregnancy-related deaths

Kentucky is the fifth state to designate a day calling for action to raise public awareness about the importance of maternal health and to promote maternal safety. Jan. 23 has been set aside to educate the community and reduce maternal mortality statewide. The alarming rate of maternal mortality and the racial gap in pregnancy loss…

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Behavioral Health, During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Obstetrics

Perinatal depression: What women should know

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), perinatal depression, or depression that happens during and after pregnancy, is one of the most common medical complications during pregnancy and the postpartum period. ACOG estimates it affects 1 in 7 women —  left untreated, it can affect the health of the mother, baby and…

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During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Flu, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

Not enough Black and Hispanic women get flu and whooping cough vaccines while pregnant

During pregnancy, there are two vaccines that women should get to help protect them and their unborn children. Unfortunately, many women in the United States are not getting vaccinated, especially if they are Black or Hispanic. Just 61% of pregnant women got a flu shot during the 2019-2020 flu season, and only 40% also got…

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During Your Pregnancy, Expecting, Obstetrics, Planning Your Pregnancy

PCOS and pregnancy: What to know

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common condition caused by an imbalance of hormones that results in small cysts growing on the ovaries. PCOS mostly affects women in their late teens and 20s, and can cause irregular periods or infertility, as well as other health issues. PCOS is one of the most common causes…

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Breastfeeding, Expecting, New Parent, Obstetrics

Baby Bistro & Boutique celebrates milestone in offering breastfeeding supplies and help

Just in time for National Breastfeeding Month, Baby Bistro & Boutique is marking its fifth anniversary of providing advice, supplies and support to breastfeeding moms. Moms and their families can buy and rent breast pumps and parts, breastfeeding bras, breastfeeding pillows and many other breastfeeding supplies. Mothers also can make an appointment with a lactation…

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Behavioral Health, Expecting, Labor and Delivery, New Parent, Obstetrics, Postpartum Care, Womens Health

Postpartum anxiety is different from depression: Watch for symptoms

Postpartum anxiety symptoms are different from those of postpartum depression, and new moms can have one condition and not the other. They also can have both at the same time. Worrying about a new baby is normal. Is she eating enough? Is he sleeping too much? Germs! And you’re not going to get enough sleep….

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