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Raw Milk Warning
Raw Milk Warning
The consumption of raw milk (unpasteurized) and raw milk products (cheeses and sour cream, frozen desserts) from cows, goats and sheep is often believed to be a healthy alternative to…
Reduce the Risk of Peanut Allergies
Reduce the Risk of Peanut Allergies
Women going through infertility treatment often ask what is safe to eat while attempting pregnancy in the hope that their child will have the best chance at being healthy. Eating…
Seafood and Pregnancy
Seafood and Pregnancy
Seafood and pregnancy: Is it safe? The mantra of food consumption and pregnancy has been to be weary of seafood. Certainly, the well-publicized association between increased mercury levels garnered from…
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Lifetime
Prenatal care is the reason for the dramatic reduction of maternal illness and mortality in the United States. Initially, this care was focused on the major pregnancy complications: blood pressure,…
Progesterone and its Role in Pregnancy
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries and later, if pregnancy occurs, by the placenta. Progesterone is essential to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy. In the second half…
Why Vaccinate?
Most Americans are immunized during childhood. As adults, we assume that this immunization carries into adulthood. Often women are unaware of immunization status prior to attempting pregnancy and to conception.…
Exercising the “Art” in A.R.T.
There is a certain “art” in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Part of which is the successful culturing of embryos. Providing the best environment for embryos to thrive is one part of…