Sarah L. Hosker

Let’s Talk About ICP…

As Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP) Awareness month comes to a close, we would like to share Michelle Stephen’s personal story about ICP… “A year ago, at 6:15, I felt the world was crumbling down because I was afraid to lose my baby. I was afraid to lose him since the moment we knew baby was in … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About ICP…”

Sarah L. Hosker

Why Maternal Mental Health Matters…

The first week in May is World Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Did you know Antenatal (or Prenatal) Depression is depression during pregnancy? Not only is it common, it may also continue or newly manifest as Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) which encompasses a wide range of mood disorders after delivery and up to year … Continue reading “Why Maternal Mental Health Matters…”

Sarah L. Hosker

Let’s Talk About Infertility

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week…Did you know that it is estimated that ten to fifteen percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or reaching a successful delivery day? That is one in eight couples! Female infertility, male infertility or a combination of the two affects millions of couples worldwide? So what exactly is infertility? Infertility … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Infertility”

Sarah L. Hosker

Vaccinations Before Pregnancy

The best time to receive vaccinations is before you become pregnant according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) so discuss this possibility with your health care team if this pertains to you. Vaccinations will help safeguard your body from infection and this protection passes to your baby during pregnancy. You are … Continue reading “Vaccinations Before Pregnancy”

Sarah L. Hosker

Why Nutrition Is So Important

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? Now is the time to sit down and really think about the role good nutrition plays during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The growth of your baby in utero will influence the rest of his or her life. The focus on your nutrition is not only vital for your expected … Continue reading “Why Nutrition Is So Important”

Sarah L. Hosker

Are You Planning to Become Pregnant?

If you are planning to become pregnant and are able to plan ahead of time, consider the following suggestions: Change Your Diet Make Exercise a Regular HabitSmile & Visit the Dentist Start Taking a Prenatal Vitamin Research suggests that a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid taken just six months prior to conception can be beneficial … Continue reading “Are You Planning to Become Pregnant?”

Sarah L. Hosker

Wow, you are now halfway through your pregnancy!

As you enter into week 20, you may start to feel your baby move as his or her tiny limbs are now nicely defined and freely in motion. Your baby’s first little movements, those flutters, are also known as quickening. This is a very important milestone. Make sure you jot this exciting achievement down and … Continue reading “Wow, you are now halfway through your pregnancy!”

Sarah L. Hosker

What is Stillbirth

Did you know October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month? In the United States Stillbirth refers to the loss of a baby of twenty or more weeks gestation. Stillbirth is not a cause of death but rather a term indicating a baby has died in utero. The universal definition of when a loss … Continue reading “What is Stillbirth”