Health and Wellness

Fact or Fiction? 7 Myths about Labor and Delivery

Posted by Asma Ali, M.D. on Jan 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Many of my patients, especially those who are pregnant for the first time, seem to have learned everything they know about labor and delivery from movies, TV and old wives’ tales. They often have a lot of preconceived notions about birth that aren’t true.

The reality is that every woman is different, and the range of “normal” is vast. When you’re pregnant, it seems people stand in line to give you free advice. But remember, free advice is usually worth what you pay for it! 

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Topics: pregnancy, having a baby, labor and delivery, myths, giving birth

Pregnancy and Diabetes: 5 Tips to Make it Work

Posted by Asma Ali, M.D. on Jan 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Every pregnancy has risks, and diabetes does increase possible issues for both mother and baby. But by planning carefully, making good lifestyle choices and working closely with their medical teams, most women with diabetes are able to have successful pregnancies and healthy babies.

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Topics: diabetes, pregnancy, risks, diabetic, having a baby

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