ICYMI: Mae’s Clinical Director, Dr. Michelle Owens Drops Some Knowledge on DiabetesRead more: ICYMI: Mae’s Clinical Director, Dr. Michelle Owens Drops Some Knowledge on Diabetes
Good news – according to Dr. Owens, most people diagnosed with gestational diabetes will experience it as a pregnancy-related phenomenon. In case you missed Mae’s Clinical Director on IG, read on for more on how to stay vigilant about your pregnancy health.
Forget the Cookie Cutter Registries, Here’s What You’ll Really Need Those First 6 Months to a Year.
Creating a registry is a lot of pressure. How are we supposed to know what and how much we need when we haven’t done this before? As a mom of three, I can assure you that so many of the things we are told we need, we don’t. Sometimes those things even make life more…
Black Pregnancy: Finding Joy Over Fear
Finding joy in pregnancy can feel a little like finding a needle in a haystack. Pregnancy has so many fear inducing moments, it can be downright overwhelming. But it is possible to find joyful moments during this miraculous 10 month journey. We as Black women have the honor of continuing the circle of life. We…
Don’t leave the hospital without!
Walking out of the hospital after my first child was born was a scary moment. I think I actually said out loud: “they’re letting us leave with him?! I’m not ready.” We said goodbye with my son, a new car seat, and a ton of nerves…but that’s about it. Leaving the hospital after my third…
All About Labor Induction
What is labor induction? The final weeks of pregnancy can feel like they will never end. Your belly is large. Sleeping is tough. You have to pee every 15 minutes. And your baby’s adorable kicks now feel like karate chops to your ribcage! Once you get close to your due date, or breeze past it,…
Healthy Craving Alternatives!
Craving pickles and ice cream? Peanut butter on pizza? Neither was I. Hollywood is good for sharing images of pregnancy cravings that aren’t so realistic, but the truth is that many expectant moms don’t want any of these crazy combinations. We work so hard, in mind and body, to get ourselves ready for pregnancy, childbirth,…
Let’s talk about prenatal vaccinations
Vaccine feelings vs. facts Probably one of the quickest ways to start an argument in a room full of parents is to mention the word vaccine. There are strong opinions about immunization, and when you’re talking about pregnancy, they can get even more intense. At Mae, we believe in making medical decisions based on scientific…
A Guide to Medication in Pregnancy
At some point, almost every pregnant person deals with the question of medication. Here are some considerations to keep top of mind.
Choosing a Birth Setting
Whatever your ideal birth scenario might look like, choosing where to have your baby is the first step in creating that experience.