healthy pregnancy

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • October 4, 2019
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 3, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • August 10, 2018
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 [...]
By Amy Albin • May 4, 2017
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 [...]
By Tami Dennis • April 24, 2017