Child-free by Choice
Choosing to not have kids does not equate with a dislike of kids. Rather, the continued decline in the birth rate boils down to a variety of both personal and practical reasons in many cases. The number of babies born in the United States fell to a near historic low in 2018 and continues to decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Ask Sofia: What is a family planning visit?
A hybrid of an annual visit and a prenatal visit, a family planning visit is ideal for those who are hoping to get pregnant in the next 6-12 months.
Vaccines and Fertility
There has been a lot of discussion (and some confusion) about vaccinations this past year, particularly among those who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Clinic Sofia shared an article about the safety of the COVID vaccine for pregnant women that you can find here. In addition, we recently asked Dr. David Clay, who has a special interest in fertility management and has been closely monitoring the latest information related to the vaccine, to shed some light on the topic of vaccines and fertility and help to dispel some of the misinformation that may be online.
When Your OB/GYN is Also Expecting
You might have noticed that we’ve had a recent baby boom among our Clinic Sofia team, with Drs. Clay, Hammers, Jordi and Stevens all welcoming newborns in the last year or so. With all of these new babies on board, we thought it might be fun to check in with your doctors to see what it’s like to be expecting while working with prenatal and postnatal patients.
Fertility Treatments Today
Throughout 2020, Dr. David Clay has reminded his patients seeking fertility treatments that “you are not alone.” While some have chosen to stop or delay treatment for infertility, many individuals and couples are choosing to move forward with the support of Dr. Clay and Clinic Sofia.
Ask Sofia: Should I choose a childcare center or nanny?
The daycare decision for working parents can be one of the most stressful to make. Nanny? Childcare center? Or a little bit of both? It is smart to start brainstorming options fairly early on in your pregnancy, since many centers will have wait lists for newborn spots.