Exercising While Pregnant: Tips for Staying in Shape, While Keeping Your Baby Safe
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that expectant women (without medical or obstetric complications) should be getting at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. To start exercising or to stay in shape, consider these recommendations.
Pumping for New Moms: Getting Started and Picking the Right Pump
Whether pumping comes naturally to you or takes a little more work, it’s important to start with the basics. Burdett Birth Center’s doctors, nurses and lactation consultants regularly walk new moms through the basics of pumping. Here’s their advice.
You’ve Been Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. Now What?
“You have gestational diabetes.” Hearing the news might come as a shock at first. The information you are provided might be confusing and overwhelming. That’s completely normal. Before you hop on Google and read everything you can about gestational diabetes, turn off the computer, put down your phone and take a breath. These tips and suggestions will go a long way in helping you to manage the complication:
Six Tips for Easing Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! And while you’re about to embark on an amazing whirlwind of an adventure, if you’re like 70 to 80 percent of the pregnant population, you’re also coping with morning sickness. There is no miracle cure-all for morning sickness, but there are some tips and tricks to help alleviate the symptoms.
5 Questions You’re Embarrassed to Ask Your Physician (But Shouldn’t Be)
Some things about pregnancy and labor and delivery can feel embarrassing to say aloud. You might feel nervous to ask a question at the risk of sounding silly or uninformed. However, at Burdett no question is stupid and we really have seen it all.
Dr. Ellen Biggers Discusses Role of OB/GYN at Burdett Birth Center
After delivering her first baby in 1981, Dr. Biggers knew being an OB/GYN was her calling. Now Dr. Biggers practices and promotes focusing on a family care model to best support laboring mothers and their families.
One Mom’s Story: Nicole’s Experience at Burdett Birth Center
In this video, Nicole talks about the Burdett Birth Center difference, her continued post-pregnancy support from our lactation consultants, and more reasons she is choosing Burdett Birth Center for the birth of her second child.
Meet Christopher Bloss, OB/GYN at Burdett Birth Center
As a father and an OB/GYN, Dr. Bloss knows a thing or two about family. And family is the word that comes to mind when he thinks about the relationship between the patients and staff at Burdett.
Meet Dina Gottesman, DO at Burdett Birth Center
Burdett Birth Center’s Dina Gottesman, DO, started her medical career in New York City. For her, the contrast between delivering babies at large tertiary care centers and Burdett Birth Center is significant.
Meet Linda Balles, a Certified Nurse Midwife at Burdett Birth Center
“I got into midwifery more as a calling,” explains Linda Balles, a Certified Nurse Midwife, who entered the profession after the care she received from a midwife during the birth of her first child went “above-and-beyond” her expectations.