Can I dye my hair during pregnancy?

As older women are getting pregnant in increasing numbers this question comes up frequently. When you use hair dye or hair coloring preparations, a small amount of dye can penetrate the skin of the scalp. Generally the dye does not pose harm to a developing baby. Most researchers would agree that it is unlikely that […]

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Can I get HPV from a toilet seat?

No you definitely cannot get HPV from a toilet seat despite what your mother tells you. HPV is contracted through skin to skin contract typically during sexually contact. It’s often best to avoid any sexually partner that have genital warts or a known history of HPV. The problem is that most people are unaware that […]

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Will birth control pills make me fat?

Let’s face it women of all ages talk and the number one concern regarding any medication especially the birth control pill is “will this make me get fat”? Birth control is simply a way of life and the easiest and most cost effective method is oral contraception in the form of the birth control pill. […]

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Should Pregnant Women Get a Flu Shot?

The answer is definitely YES for pregnant women to get a flu vaccine this season. The flu shot is your best protection against serious illness as a result of the flu. The flu is more likely to cause serious illness in pregnancy compared to those women who are not pregnant. In pregnancy there are changes […]

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Updated Policy Stresses “Safe Sleep” for Infant

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently made recommendations ensuring that your new born baby has a safe sleeping environment thereby reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In 1992, the AAP recommended that all babies be placed on their backs to sleep which decreased the incidence of deaths from SIDS, However, […]

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