For our patients who have just had a baby, we at Westchester Health want you to know that we will do everything we can to ensure that your precious little one is healthy, getting enough to eat and developing properly. Even before you leave the hospital, we’re here for you every step of the way. Continue reading
If you’re pregnant or might become pregnant, it’s critically important for you to get enough folic acid, the synthetic form of vitamin B9, also known as folate. Folic acid plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and helps prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) which are serious birth defects of the spinal cord (such as spina bifida) and the brain (such as anencephaly). The neural tube is the part of the embryo where your baby’s spine and brain development begin. NTDs affect approximately 3,000 pregnancies annually in the U.S.
If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably been told by your OB/GYN that exercising during your pregnancy is a great idea, even highly recommended, for a number of reasons. At Westchester Health, we agree. Regular exercise during all three trimesters can improve health, reduce the risk of excess weight gain and back pain, and make delivery easier. It also can give your newborn a healthier start in life.
Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Get ready for one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life. Here at Westchester Health, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to give your newborn a healthy start. That’s why we’ve created a series of 8 prenatal talks, once a month from November 2016-June 2017.
The first prenatal talk is NEXT MONDAY, November 21st, in Mt. Kisco. Please join us!
Please come with lots of questions!
You probably have a lot of questions, especially if this is your first pregnancy. Rest assured, we have answers, as well as lots of practical advice and years of experience.
For first-time parents, there are always lots of questions. One of the most common one we hear from our new parents is, “Is my baby developing normally?” As an answer, Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, one of our pediatricians in our Westchester Health Pediatrics group, has written a blog containing helpful guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She describes what to expect and what to look for as a newborn progresses through his/her first year of life.