Does Zofran Cause Birth Defects?

About 3/4 of pregnant women suffer from morning sickness: nausea, vomiting, and headaches during the first part of pregnancy. No one likes feeling nauseated, so it’s only natural that we’d look for remedies for our discomfort. In some cases, doctors prescribe Zofran (ondansetron), an anti-nausea medication. However, evidence suggests that Zofran may be dangerous for […]

Vacuum Extraction, Forceps Delivery, And Birth Trauma Risks

Sometimes the baby needs a little help getting through the birth canal. A difficult labor may be caused by an unusual birth position, high birth weight, the anatomy of the mother’s pelvis and birth canal, and other maternal and fetal health conditions. Prolonged labor is painful and exhausting and can be dangerous to the baby. That means […]

Cold Sores and Your Baby: What You Need to Know

Cold Sores Baby HSV Infection

Cold sores are no big deal for adults. They’re uncomfortable and you probably don’t want one on picture day, but they’re not dangerous. However, cold sores aren’t just a minor inconvenience for babies. In fact, they can be extremely dangerous. What are cold sores? Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are small blisters on and […]