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And I’m Pregnant: What’s Changed in Prenatal Care in the Last Two Years

My twins.

Heinz sight is 20/20, but when I first noticed that I put the ketchup in the freezer, it didn’t occur to me that I might be pregnant. When I attended a parent ed lecture and was talking to a mom I’ve known for over two years when another mom I have been in class with twice a week since September walked up, I couldn’t remember either of their names to introduce them to each other for the life of me. And I beelined for frozen yogurt after the class at 8pm. By myself. Sure, there’s THE boobs, but I really thought I was starting to see results from my chest presses in my weight class. Nonetheless, I FINALLY decided to take a prego test and to my pleasant surprise, I am pregnant for the FOURTH time… And now, we just found out we are having TWINS (yep, that makes FIVE kids). As I prepare to dust off my maternity clothes from 2003 AGAIN, I realized that my knowledge is likely out of date, too. Breezy Mama turned to Dr. Jason Rothbart to find out what has changed medically in the last two years and what I can expect as a geriatric (yep, over 35 = OLD) pregnancy. Plus! Whether gender prediction kits really work and helpful tips for nausea.

What’s new NOW? Any new testing in the last two years?

There is always new [Read more…]

3 Ways You Can Become Sterile

Hmmm… I wonder if it’s having 3 kids and two newborns that had me thinking about this topic. All kidding aside, my hubby has had a vasectomy AND I have had my tubes tied (you can never be too sure… kidding… kind of…), but I was curious about other options as well. Breezy Mama turned to a favorite Go-To expert, Dr. Rothbart (who was famously flown to Namibia to deliver Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Shiloh) to get the pros and cons of the different procedures when you are absolutely, 100% finished having children (ahem).

1. Tubes Tied

a. I recently had my tubes tied, but was told to use birth control for the first 3 months because I could STILL get pregnant. How is this possible?

It is really [Read more…]

The Latest on Birth Control

31eEkcXvNkL._SL500_AA280_ From why the IUD is back and more popular than ever to questions on whether it’s really safe for a woman to miss her period (oh, and WHEN IS THE MAN PILL coming out) and so much more, Breezy Mama’s favorite go-to OB Dr. Rothbart answered our questions.

I have heard of many OBs recommending IUDs now. Why is this? What’s changed from our mother’s generation when there were lots of problems?

We have come a long way from our mother’s generation of IUDs. IUDs got a bad rap in the 70’s and 80’s for causing [Read more…]

The Pros and Cons of VBAC

prego Breezy’s favorite go-to OB Dr. Rothbart answered our questions on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

What are the risks for both mom and baby in doing a vbac?
The risks for a vbac exist because of concern over the uterine scar (from the previous c-section) rupturing, or tearing open. This presents risks to the mom because of bleeding, and potential for the rupture site to be unrepairable thus leading to an emergency hysterectomy. The risks to the baby arise from the compromise to the placenta that exists if the uterus does rupture. This cuts off oxygen supply to the baby and emergent surgical delivery is necessary.

Why are vbacs more popular in some states than others?
It really just depends on [Read more…]

Vaginal Rejuvenation: Is It For You?

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Photo Credit: Morgue File

First the tsunami of round the clock feedings, sleepless nights and endless diaper changes and then somewhere through the newborn storm comes the realization that not everything on your body went back into pre-pregnancy position. In fact for some moms, a little surgical restoration may be required. Dr. Rothbart – who was famously flown to Namibia to deliver Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s baby Shiloh in 2006 – gave Breezy the scoop on vaginal repair.

Do all OBs perform Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Not all OBs perform vaginal rejuvenation. Some have special training to do so, and some, while qualified, simply choose not to for various reasons.

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