If you're expecting a baby, you may be overwhelmed when you think of all the items you need to prepare to bring home for your new bundle of joy. What does a baby really need in the first weeks at home? The answer is - not as much as you may think! Dr. Cynthia Boes with Lake Health Women's Health Specialists shares the basic baby needs checklist she recommends for her new parents:
Nausea during pregnancy - sometimes called morning sickness - is typically one of the most experienced and complained about symptoms that women report. Dr. Christine Slotta, an OB/GYN physician with Lake Health Physician Group Women's Health Specialists, shares the advice she gives to her patients for dealing with nausea during pregnancy:
Breast milk is a great source of nutrition for your baby and has benefits for mom too. Every mother’s experience with breastfeeding is different and Dr. Simone Majetich, a family physician with Lake Health Physician Group SOM Center Primary Care, knows moms need support and encouragement to reach their breastfeeding goals.
What can you do ahead of time to help you have a healthy pregnancy? Dr. Simone Majetich, a family physician with Lake Health Physician Group SOM Center Primary Care, shares some advice she gives to her patients:
When it comes to taking care of ourselves, most women tend to worry more about the health of others than their own. Having a yearly wellness check-up may be an addition to your already overwhelming to-do list, but it’s important to make sure you're in good health before you can take care of others.
Lake Health General Surgeon Eveline Klenotic, DO, explains the importance of breast health and the facts and risk factors of breast cancer: