Terms Explained: what’s Vitamin K?

You’re looking at your adorable newborn, welcoming them to the world, and then somebody’s asking you about giving them some kind of a shot?! What IS Vitamin K, anyway?

What does it mean to “sleep like a baby”?

Have you ever wondered, “Who on earth came up with the phrase ‘sleep like a baby?’” In this post, I explore the origin of this phrase, indulging my alternate universe self as an etymologist and also outlining some reasonable expectations of how babies sleep.

We need to talk about racism in healthcare for pregnant mothers

Did you know that, in the United States: Black embryos and fetuses are up to twice as likely to be lost to miscarriage as white embryos?Black fetuses are more than twice as likely to be lost to stillbirth as white fetuses?Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related condition than white women? Read more of my latest…

Can I donate blood while…?

It takes less than an hour to donate (from walking in to walking out; the needle is only in your arm for about 10 minutes). And each unit donated can save up to three lives. But can you donate if you’re pregnant? Or postpartum? Or lactating?


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