Sarah Marshall MD


Premature Delivery in Multiple Pregnancy

Delivery before the 37th week is called a premature, or preterm, delivery. A premature delivery can cause problems for the infants if their organs are not fully developed. Infants delivered before 32 weeks have greater health risks than those who are delivered at 32 weeks of gestation or later. Multiple pregnancies…

Relactation

Relactation is the attempt to start producing breast milk at a time when your body normally would not. A woman may try relactation when she: Adopts a baby and has breastfed before. Stopped breastfeeding her baby and now has changed her mind and wants to resume breastfeeding. Relactation is a difficult and complex…

Alcohol or Drug Use During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, everything you eat, drink, or take into your body affects you and your growing baby ( fetus ). Pregnant women often need to make changes to have a healthy pregnancy, such as eating better or exercising. But one of the most important things you can do when you are pregnant is to avoid alcohol and drugs…

Pregnancy: Deciding Where to Deliver

When it’s time to give birth, you have a choice of where to deliver your baby. Do you want to have your baby in a hospital? Is a birthing center more your style? Or would you prefer to have your baby at home? Do you plan to use a midwife? What will your health insurance cover? All of these questions are things to think…

Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes (pPROM)

Before a baby is born, the amniotic sac breaks open, causing amniotic fluid to gush out or, less commonly, to slowly leak. When this happens before contractions start, it is called prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM). PROM can occur at any time during pregnancy. When PROM occurs before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy…