Dr. Erin Stevens Shares Postpartum Tips for Parents
Naturally, Labor Day is a special day at Clinic Sofia. This year, Dr. Erin Stevens joined the morning crew at Fox 9 Good Day to share some tips for what to expect after pregnancy.
Tell me more about ultrasounds
If you are pregnant—or struggling to get pregnant—you may have already had an ultrasound. These safe imaging tests, also called sonograms, use sound waves to take a closer look at your organs and tissues and to monitor fetal growth and development during pregnancy. An ultrasound can help predict your anticipated date of delivery and show baby’s shape and position—not to mention multiple pregnancies.
Preparing for Multiples
Preparing for one baby can feel overwhelming, so when you multiply that by two, three or even more, you might be wondering where to start and how to plan for the caring of multiple newborns. Fortunately, today you have access to a wealth of information on preparing for multiples—the rate of twin births continues to rise, reaching more than 31 out of every 1,000 live births as of 2021.
Sarah Iverson: Certified Lactation Educator
Clinic Sofia Physician Assistant Sarah Iverson recently received her Certified Lactation Educator certification to help pregnant and postpartum patients who have questions about breastfeeding/chestfeeding, those who have struggled with breastfeeding in past pregnancies and those who are currently breastfeeding and are experiencing pain or other breastfeeding concerns.
A placenta previa primer
Placenta previa is when the placenta, which supplies babies with food and oxygen, lies low in the uterus and covers part or all of the opening to the vagina. Early in pregnancy, it usually isn’t an issue since the placenta grows upward, however, if the placenta is blocking the birth canal later on, it can prevent vaginal delivery and cause serious bleeding.
Ask Sofia: What is the real difference between IUI and IVF?
Sometimes getting pregnant is more difficult than you hoped or anticipated. In that case, your pregnancy journey might include intrauterine insemination (IUI) and/or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).