Pregnancy Symptoms & Wellness
Pregnancy can cause changes in your body that may cause discomfort both before and after delivery. We can help you find remedies to pregnancy symptoms and first signs such as morning sickness, joint pain, insomnia, headaches, and constipation. Clinic Sofia anticipates that your pregnancy will be a positive experience, so we are here for you.Read more
The third trimester is week 28 through birth. You will prepare for labor, delivery, and taking your newborn home for the first time. This is when you may tour and register for the hospital and find a physician for your baby.Read more
Making the Most of Your Pregnancy
Forty weeks, three trimesters, 10 fingers and 10 toes. Whether your pregnancy seems to fly by or it feels like you’ve been pregnant forever, when you make the most of your pregnancy, you will create some positive memories and move forward into labor, delivery and parenthood with a greater sense of calm and confidence.Read more
Make sure your food is prepared safely to avoid foodborne illness. This is especially important for pregnant women, who are at higher risk for Listeria and parasites due to a weakened immune system. Luckily, you can take measures to keep yourself and others safe.Read more
Ask Sofia: What Do I Need to Know About My Planned C-Section?
While many cesarean sections or C-sections take place following challenges during labor, some surgeries are planned. For instance, if your baby is breech close to your due date, if you have a medical issue that could put you or the baby at risk, if you are expecting multiples, or if you’ve had a previous C-section and your doctor is concerned that labor might result in tearing of the scar, you may have a planned cesarean section. During the procedure, in which your doctor will make an incision in your belly and uterus, you will likely be awake and able to hold your newborn soon after delivery.Read more
Ask Sofia: Why Do I Have to Be Tested for Gestational Diabetes?
Characterized by high blood sugar or glucose levels and generally developing between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, gestational diabetes is different from a type 1 or type 2 diabetes diagnosis before or after your pregnancy. It occurs in about five percent of all pregnancies and is caused by increased levels of hormones in the placenta that lead to higher blood sugar levels.Read more
Ask Sofia: What Are the Signs of Preeclampsia?
Underscoring the importance of regular prenatal checkups, preeclampsia is a condition some pregnant women develop, usually in the third trimester, marked by high blood pressure as well as a high level of protein in the urine. Most common in first-time pregnancies (as well as teens and women over 40), preeclampsia can involve rapid weight and […]Read more
What Multiples Means for You
From 1980 to 2009, the rate of twin births increased by 76 percent, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. That means that one in about every 30 babies born in the United States is a twin. Thanks to fertility treatments and women having babies later in life, more and more women find themselves pregnant with multiples – but what does that mean for you? Whether you knew multiples were a possibility due to IVF or were completely surprised to hear two (or more) heartbeats at your first ultrasound, the following tips can help you prepare for what’s to come as a mom-to-be of multiples.Read more
Preparing for Labor and Delivery
Whether you’re in your first trimester or just a few days from your due date, it is never too early or too late to prepare for labor and delivery. Especially if this is your first child, a little preparation can go a long ways toward calming your mind (and body) in advance of the big day.Read more
Pregnancy and Sex
Sex and pregnancy can go together as well as strawberries and chocolate and wintertime and fireplaces. But it’s common to have questions and concerns about sex during pregnancy: Is it safe? Can I have sex throughout my pregnancy? And then, of course, there’s the nausea, fatigue, tender breasts and body aches to contend with. Pregnancy during sex, however, is safe for most couples, unless advised otherwise.Read more
Summer Pregnancy Strategies
In 2010, more women in the United States gave birth in September than any other month (closely followed by August), aligning the third trimester with the hottest months of the year. And while there are many advantages to an early fall birth, being very pregnant during the summer can sometimes be a struggle.Read more
How to Cope with Embarrassing Pregnancy Symptoms
How to Cope with Embarrassing Pregnancy SymptomsRead more