Pregnant African American women live with an increased risk of preeclampsia, especially compared to pregnant white women. The reasons for this are not completely known and include multiple factors. Our experts explain what the condition is – and how to lessen the risks associated with it.
A meta-analysis of 12 studies around the world found pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to have poor health outcomes – including a higher risk of death.
There are pregnancy test options at every pharmacy and at your OBGYN’s office. What are the different types of tests, and when should you take them?
Emergency contraception is a method of preventing or delaying ovulation in order to prevent pregnancy. Rebecca Alicandro, MD, explains how it works and the options available to those who may need it.
Ectopic pregnancy is a serious medical condition that affects about 100,000 women in the US every year. Learn more about why it happens and how it is treated.
Paying attention to how your little one is moving inside your body is an important part of pregnancy. Our experts share guidance on best practices for keeping track of fetal movement.
Mothers and babies receive a lot of attention from providers during the three trimesters of a pregnancy. But for moms, the fourth trimester is a different story.
After an early birth and 22 days in the NICU, baby Abram is home with his family. The Balschmiter family and their medical team share their story.
Has your obstetrician told you that you may be a candidate for a C-section? Here’s what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
Childbirth can lead to painful injuries that linger for long periods of time. There are several ways to treat the pain – or even eliminate it.
Life after breast cancer can be bright – and complicated. For women who want to start or expand a family, there can be some big questions.
Breastfeeding can be a great bonding experience for mom and baby. It can also be stressful when things don’t go smoothly.
You’ve had your baby and now you’re home – what should you expect as you’re recovering from either a vaginal or c-section delivery?
Having a baby is a big change. Prenatal education classes can help you prepare for the days leading up to your little one’s arrival – especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s time! Here’s what to expect when your labor starts, how it progresses and the process of childbirth.
Chief Medical Officer Tara Gellasch, MD, helps us understand how the COVID-19 vaccines can impact pregnant and breastfeeding women and whether the vaccines are safe.
Preeclampsia can develop in pregnant women. What exactly is the condition and how is it treated? Dr. Megan Carmel provides need-to-know information.
Rochester Regional Health obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Sandy Perry explains the symptoms and how to get help.
What foods are safe to eat while pregnant? Are there drinks beyond alcohol that you should avoid? Carrie Mattoon, PA provides insights.
What exactly is the placenta and what can it tell us about a pregnancy? Dr. Bill Fletcher answers key questions and provides insights into what we’ve learned about the placenta during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A go-to guide on exercise during pregnancy including the benefits, which exercises are safe and which should be avoided for pregnant women.
Dr. Louise Caroll discusses the warning signs and symptoms of possible complications during pregnancy – what to watch for, when to call, what to say and more.
Experiencing infertility issues or having trouble having a baby can often emotionally draining and can leave the future uncertain. Rochester Regional Health Fertility Care provides a range of treatment options to give patients every opportunity for health, happiness, and successful conception.
Dr. Mroueh, a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist at Rochester Regional Health, provides insights on when to see a fertility doctor, how the infertility treatment process starts and what to expect on your journey.
Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Marcy C. Mulconry weighs in on recent social media claims about the vaccines’ impact on women.
Here are our dietitian’s top tips for what to eat and drink during pregnancy, as well as common foods and beverages to avoid.
Dr. Carol Rodriguez says these medications are safe when battling cold, flu, and pain symptoms during pregnancy.
Read these common early pregnancy discomforts and tips on how to feel better from Rebecca Alicandro, MD, OBGYN at Rochester Regional Health.
Expectant mothers may be feeling anxious about labor and delivery and what COVID-19 means for their childbirth experience. Dr. M. Elizabeth Bostock answers your questions.
Dr. Jamil Mroueh, OBGYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist, answers your fertility treatment questions.
How common is it to deliver a baby at home and is it really safe? Tara Gellasch, MD, gives insight into what to expect with a home birth and what to do if things don’t go according to plan
Does delivering a premature baby put you at high risk for having another premature delivery? Dr. Tara Gellasch answers our questions about premature pregnancy risks.