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PRE- PREGNANCY EVALUATION

Your health and well-being before pregnancy have
significant bearing on your pregnancy and baby.

One of the common issues is excess weight and
weight gain, which can predispose to gestational
diabetes and high blood pressure.

It is much better to address this issue before
becoming pregnant.

If you are thinking about getting pregnant soon,
please contact me and see me to find out […]

By |Pregnancy|

PREGNANCY PREPARATION

During your prepregnancy visit we focus on your health
history, family history, any medications you take and
previous pregnancies.

Diet and lifestyle are the most important areas, because
these two factors are more important than heredity or
familial factors that may influence your health.

Issues such as diabetes, previous history of heart disease
or heart murmur, high blood pressure or blood diseases […]

By |Pregnancy|

YOUR PRE-PREGNANCY OB VISIT

When you are planning to become pregnant it is very helpful to review your health history and any medications you take.

Herbal products, even vitamins and especially drugs you take, including over the counter ones may have undesired effects on your pregnancy.

Weight, diet and lifestyle choices are important. If you have been taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure or acne let […]

By |OB/Gyn, Pregnancy|

PRE-PREGNANCY CHECKUP

It is very helpful for you to get a pre-pregnancy checkup.
This is good for you and for your baby.

We need to review any medical issues or questions.
Also we need to see the medications you might use.
If there are any lifestyle changes to be made, this is
a great time.

Diet and Folic acid supplementation are two key […]

By |Pregnancy|

STDs

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. The terms STIs (sexually transmitted infections) or VD (venereal disease) are also used. In addition to HIV/AIDS, HPV (human papilloma virus), LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum), GI (granuloma inguinale),MC (molluscum contagiosum), PL (pubic lice), GH (genital herpes), Lues (syphilis), Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Trichomonas are STIs (STDs).

Two months ago the National Center for HIV […]

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

It is very important to have an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals especially during pregnancy. The main ingredients required as building blocks are essential aminoacids along with the following vitamins and minerals which must be taken as supplements even though foods contain these nutrients to some extent.
FOLIC ACID
Folic Acid is highly important in the formation of cells and neurological development. Deficiency leads to neural tube […]

Eating for 1.1

The nutritional and metabolic environment of the fetus as comprised by the mother has great impact on the baby’s later development. If the fetus is exposed to high blood sugar in utero, the DNA of the fetus is geared to anticipate a similar environment following birth. This can lead to health problems.

The best guideline for […]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

This condition is found in 5 to 10% of all women. 75% of cases are seen in obese women and 25% are seen in lean women. There is a familial or hereditary component, in that sisters of affected individuals also have this condition. It is characterized by an altered gene near the insulin receptor at […]

DHA and EPA

According to recent research, nutrition during pregnancy should include the Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. These are important to help the development of the fetus, prevent prematurity and improve brain development. Most diets are deficient in these nutrients. Fish oil is a good source and the supplementation of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA eicosapentaenoic […]

Healthy Foods

The following foods are listed in alphabetical order and have beneficial effects on your health:

APPLES contain antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage. They help protect your lungs by providing quercetin. Also by eating two apples daily the acetylcholine in the brain is boosted. This neurotransmitter is important in memory function.
BANANAS help fight off H. […]

By |Nutrition|