My interview with Dr. Stork for Women’s Health Month

Last week I met with Dr. Stork (yes, from The Doctors and The Bachelor) to discuss Women’s Health Month and how oral health can affect overall health. What it basically comes down to is preventative care. So many complications can come from poor oral health, let’s just stop them before they start! Take care of those teeth!

A selfie with Dr. Stork, of course!

We met at Walgreens in Chicago for a Crest Pro-Health event. I got to sit down with Dr. Stork and ask him

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Interviewing a homebirth midwife

We interviewed (and loved) a midwife last night for our upcoming VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) homebirth. When we chose an OB for our last pregnancy, we didn’t really interview anyone–just took one based on a referral from a friend because she had openings available. Huge mistake.

I prepared a big list of questions for our midwife interview.. these were collected from ICAN, online forums, suggestions from twitter/facebook, and birth-y books (Birthing From Within, Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth…). Usually the interview turns more

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Q&A with a sleep expert!

Not too long ago I posted about Ryan’s sleep problems and how we were working on them–with the help of sleep expert Jen Zajac (Helping Your Child Sleep). Her advice helped us almost instantly go from 1 hour a day naps to two hours a day. Heavenly!

Jen is awesome to work with and kindly offered to answer some of YOUR sleep questions. I collected some on twitter and facebook and am now reporting back to you with Jen’s kind and thoughtful answers!

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Interview with ultrasound expert Dr. Jacques Abramowicz

Dr. Jacques Abramowicz is an ultrasound expert, director of obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound and co-director of Rush Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Center at Rush University Medical Center. I had the opportunity to interview her and included some questions from you guys, submitted to me on twitter and facebook–thank you!

Q: Should women limit the number of ultrasounds they have during pregnancy? If so, limit them to how many and why?

A: Ideally, a woman should have 2-3 scans during her pregnancy. The first screening is

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