Research shows the food you eat can boost your fertility and increase your chances of becoming pregnant Continue reading
Spices certainly make food taste better and more enjoyable to eat, but scientifically we know very little about the impact hot and spicy foods have on reproductive health Continue reading
Does it feel like your bladder is running your life? Like you have to wear black pants when you exercise because they don’t show the urine leaking out Continue reading
When I meet with clients at University of Michigan Health System Nutrition Counseling Centers, calcium is often a hot topic. Most women are aware that their risk of getting osteoporosis is much higher than men, but few know how dramatic the statistics are Continue reading
Many women ask us when they should go off birth control relative to when they hope to get pregnant
I love being part of the peaceful stillness of a birth center room where a woman is resting quietly between contractions immersed in water. With the lights dimmed, her eyes closed and her partner quietly whispering in her ear, there is a sacred beauty to this moment before she starts to breathe through another contraction. Over half of the women the University of Michigan Certified Nurse Midwives care for will use the tub or a shower for relaxation during labor. We have done hundreds of waterbirths in the birth center over the past fifteen years, but now even more women are interested in this option.