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Oh Baby! Things to Remember When Breastfeeding

Motherhood doesn’t come with an exact guide, so whether you decide to breastfeed your infant is your choice. Breastfeeding has proven to be beneficial for both the mother and child. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, breastfeeding “triggers the release of a hormone called oxytocin that causes the uterus to contract” [1].…
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Your Pregnancy and Sleep

Did you know that it’s believed that at least 50 percent of pregnant women suffer from insomnia? [1] Sleep problems arise during pregnancy for many women due to their physical discomfort, changing hormones, excitement or anxiety about becoming a new mother. Sleep is a vital part of prenatal care, and if you are not sleeping…
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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

With so many conflicting sources, it can be confusing to know what food items are healthiest to eat during pregnancy. At Associates in Women’s Health of the Mahoning Valley, we strive to educate our prenatal patients so they can feel confident about the food they consume. While pregnant, dairy products, legumes, eggs, broccoli, leafy greens,…
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