Marijuana and Pregnancy: Just the Facts

Marijuana and Pregnancy

Updated October 14, 2016.  Marijuana has gone through a lot of ups and downs in public opinion in the past hundred-odd years and it’s currently experiencing a serious upswing. Four states (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington) and Washington, D.C. have legalized it for recreational use and 20 more states have legalized it for medical use. […]

Epidurals for Delivery: Pros and Cons

Epidurals Delivery Pros Cons

The thought of giving birth is intimidating — we’ve seen plenty of depictions of painful deliveries with screaming and crying and breathing exercises and fainting partners. Labor can be painful. You have to squeeze a relatively large baby through a relatively small passage, and that takes a lot of stretching, pressure, and contractions. Of course, […]

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 […]