Items Tagged ‘healthy pregnancy’

Excited About the 'Magic Hour'

October 4, 2019

Excited About the ‘Magic Hour’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October.  “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care […]

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Tags: featured, healthy pregnancy, midwives, nurse midwives, nurse-midwife program, OBGYN, pregnancy, The BirthPlace, UCLA Nurse Midwives, UCLA OB/GYN


Ask the Doctors - Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

October 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: Our daughter-in-law is four months pregnant with our first grandchild. When she and our son were recently visiting for the weekend, we became aware that she’s secretly smoking. She says it’s OK because it’s just three cigarettes a day and asked us not to tell our son. Is she correct? Two future grandparents […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy pregnancy, miscarriage, placental abruption, pregnancy, SIDS, smoking, sudden infant death syndrome


How to improve men's fertility

August 10, 2018

How to improve men’s fertility

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are trying to become a dad, there are some easy lifestyle changes that can not only improve your physical health but also help you overcome stressors that may contribute to infertility. When needed, there are other steps your doctor may suggest as well. Lifestyle changes to promote men’s fertility One of the first […]

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Tags: fertility, healthy pregnancy, male fertility, male fertility factor, reproductive health, sperm count, UCLA Men's Health Clinic


May 4, 2017

Three questions pregnant women should ask about fetal ultrasounds

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

For pregnant women,  a general fetal ultrasound between 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy is standard medical practice. Ultrasound scans, which use high-frequency sound waves to show images of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid, help doctors to see how the baby is developing and to detect possible birth defects. While ultrasounds can help identify […]

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Tags: birth deffect screening, CHD, Doppler test, fetal screening, healthy baby, healthy pregnancy, heart defect, imaging techniques, makr sklansky md, mid-gestational fetal ultrasound, pediatric cardiology, pregnancy


Healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. Here are 10 tips

April 24, 2017

Healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. Here are 10 tips

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

Healthy babies start with healthy pregnancies. Most people understand that concept. But too many women don’t know that healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. “Women don’t always think about the hidden hazards of environmental exposure before becoming pregnant and what they can do to increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy and healthy child and […]

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Tags: 1, 4-dioxane, Bisphenol A, BPA, contaminated dust, environmental containments, environmental contaminants, formaldehyde, galaxolide, healthy pregnancy, hydroquinone, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education and Research Center