Category: Pregnancy & Postpartum

Guys Should Know Their Fertility Status Too

Blog Guys Should Know Their Fertility Status Too December 12, 2020   Pregnancy & Postpartum When we sit down with couples who are looking to conceive, we reiterate the importance of knowing the fertility status of both males and females.  Some males are surprised to learn that fertility affects both sexes, not just females. Low sperm count, the most common male fertility issue, can affect a male’s… Read more »

How You Can Be Pregnant for Months and Not Realize It

Blog How You Can Be Pregnant for Months and Not Realize It June 5, 2020   Pregnancy & Postpartum In addition to that radiant pregnancy glow an expectant mother will experience an overall body transformation throughout her journey. It’s common to endure a bit of morning sickness (that strikes in the evening sometimes), as well as a growing belly (and other body parts), swollen ankles, heartburn, and… Read more »

Breastfeeding Facts (and Fictions) for National Breastfeeding Month

Blog Breastfeeding Facts (and Fictions) for National Breastfeeding Month August 1, 2019   Pregnancy & Postpartum Women are pretty miraculous. To think that moms can provide the ideal combination of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and nutrients for their babies through their breast milk is nothing short of AMAZING. The word “breast” has a whole new meaning when you become a mother. Some of the most intimate, one-on-one time… Read more »

What Really Happens During Pregnancy

Blog What Really Happens During Pregnancy June 5, 2019   Pregnancy & Postpartum Many say being a mother is the best gift in the world. However, the journey to motherhood isn’t always as glamorous as it may seem in the movies. If you’re feeling a bit down about your pregnancy so far, or maybe feeling hesitant to start your family, you are not alone. Here are four things… Read more »

Real Talk: What to Expect After Giving Birth

Blog Real Talk: What to Expect After Giving Birth November 8, 2018   Pregnancy & Postpartum You did it! You’ve spent months nurturing the tiny human growing inside your womb—and now it’s time! The clothes are washed and ready, the baby room is painted and decorated, and you’ve secured enough help to get you through the first couple of weeks. Now it’s time to prepare yourself for… Read more »

What Can a Midwife Do for Me?

Blog What Can a Midwife Do for Me? October 1, 2018   Pregnancy & Postpartum Did you know? Creating personalized birth plans has been a staple of Garrison Women’s Health since our inception in 1962. We are passionate about educating mothers-to-be on their options. Every woman’s desired birth experience is different, so it makes sense that there should be different types of caregivers, too, who can suit individual wants… Read more »

Yes, You Can Get Pregnant Doing That

Blog Yes, You Can Get Pregnant Doing That August 1, 2018   Pregnancy & Postpartum, Sexual Health As we were often reminded in our teen years, there is only one way to avoid pregnancy altogether—abstaining from intercourse. However, there are a variety of contraceptive methods that, when used correctly, have a 98% chance of preventing unintended pregnancy. Maybe you didn’t practice safe sex, or perhaps you tested… Read more »

Treat Yo’self — “Mommy Time” Tips for New Moms

Blog Treat Yo’self — “Mommy Time” Tips for New Moms June 1, 2018   Pregnancy & Postpartum, Wellness Your life changes drastically the second you lay eyes on your beautiful baby. You experience a variety of emotions—you’re happy, scared, overwhelmed, exhausted, and completely in love with your bundle of joy. Being a parent is a full-time job. You are dedicating every ounce of energy to your newborn…. Read more »

Infertility Explained: The Answers to Our Top FAQs

Blog Infertility Explained: The Answers to Our Top FAQs April 1, 2018   Pregnancy & Postpartum Infertility is one of the most physical and emotional challenges a couple can experience — and more common than you might think. One in six healthy couples in the reproductive age range of 20-34 is affected by fertility issues. That’s 6.1 million couples per year! We’ve received a lot of questions… Read more »