Obstetric & Reproductive Health FAQs

Can I get my teeth cleaned?


Routine dental visits are very important. In fact, poor dental hygiene is associated with preterm labor. Schedule your routine cleanings, but let them know that you are pregnant.

Can I get my teeth cleaned?2019-12-17T21:11:49+00:00

Is it okay to smoke during pregnancy?


Quit Smoking as soon as possible. When you smoke, you risk not only your health but that of your baby. Smoking increases the risk of miscarriage, low birth weight and pre-term delivery. The sooner you quit smoking, the better it will be for both you and your baby. Children in a home where someone smokes [...]

Is it okay to smoke during pregnancy?2019-12-17T21:12:43+00:00

Can I drink Alcohol?


Avoid Alcohol and Recreational Drugs. Alcohol is found in many drinks including beer, wine, wine coolers and liquor. Alcohol and drugs that are ingested while pregnant will also be ingested by the growing fetus. They can cause severe birth defects, mental retardation, stillbirth, preterm delivery, low birth weight and newborn addiction to the substance at [...]

Can I drink Alcohol?2019-12-17T21:13:19+00:00

What is cord blood banking?


Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following birth, which is usually discarded. Cord blood banking uses external facilities as a place to store and preserve your baby’s cord blood. The cord blood of your baby serves as an abundant source of stem cells, which are genetically distinctive to [...]

What is cord blood banking?2019-12-17T21:14:10+00:00

What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby?


Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has the perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat — everything your infant needs to grow. And it’s all provided in a form more easily digested than infant formula. Breast milk contains antibodies that help your baby fight off viruses and bacteria. Breastfeeding reduces your baby’s [...]

What Are the Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby?2019-12-17T21:15:19+00:00

Are There Breastfeeding Benefits for the Mother?


Breastfeeding burns extra calories, so it can help you lose pregnancy weight faster. It releases the hormone oxytocin, which helps your uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size and may reduce uterine bleeding after birth. Breastfeeding lowers your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. It may also lower your risk of osteoporosis. Since you don’t have [...]

Are There Breastfeeding Benefits for the Mother?2019-12-17T21:15:58+00:00

Will I Make Enough Milk to Breastfeed?


The first few days after birth, your breasts produce an ideal “first milk.” It’s called colostrum. Colostrum is thick, yellowish, and scant — but there’s plenty to meet your baby’s nutritional needs. Colostrum helps a newborn’s digestive tract develop and prepare itself to digest breast milk. Most babies lose a small amount of weight in [...]

Will I Make Enough Milk to Breastfeed?2019-12-17T21:16:31+00:00
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