How Depression and Anxiety Affect Pregnancy

Approximately 1:4 people in the U.S. experience symptoms or depression or anxiety in their lifetime. Therefore, it comes at no surprise that depression and anxiety are fairly common in pregnancy. Changes that occur during pregnancy can influence symptoms of depression or anxiety. Some patients might have issues due to changes in body image due to […]

Diagnosed with Diabetes? Here’s what to expect

Diabetes in pregnancy can cause serious problems if uncontrolled. However, if you have pre-existing (type 1 or 2 diabetes) or have gestational diabetes, there’s no reason to be afraid. The key to maintaining a complication-free pregnancy is to obtain tight control of your blood sugar. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, make […]

Vaginal Bleeding in pregnancy… is it normal?

Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy is very common, but not necessarily considered normal. However, there are times in the pregnancy, especially early on, when one can anticipate vaginal bleeding. Implantation spotting typically happens very early (usually days 10-14 after fertilization) in the pregnancy. This is considered a normal finding. This occurs as the egg (aka, the […]

What is Maternal-Fetal Medicine?

I am an OB/GYN, but many people, including other doctors, don’t really know about my subspecialty. To find out more about what I do or why you or someone you know might see me during pregnancy, see the VLOG below. Also, make sure to subscribe to the blog and my YouTube channel for more content […]

Are you thinking about getting pregnant?

Things to think about before pregnancy. Dr. Nicole Lee Plenty, MD, MPH, MS, FACOG One of the reasons I became a high risk pregnancy specialist was to improve pregnancy outcomes… meaning I want to make sure mom and baby both get through the pregnancy safely. Let’s be completely real for a second. Some of us […]