Ask Sofia: How Can I Sleep Better During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy can be exhausting for many reasons – you are growing another human, which requires a lot of energy, not to mention the fact that you’re carrying extra weight as well as the mental stress that often accompanies pregnancy. As the first trimester shifts into the second, you might struggle with getting comfortable at night. Sleep, however, makes a huge difference in how you feel during pregnancy and after – it boosts your mood and immunity and gives you the energy you need to get through the day and prepare for baby’s arrival.Read more
All About Ovulation and Fertility
Ovulation is probably something you don’t pay much attention to until you’re trying to get pregnant, when it suddenly becomes a hot topic.Read more
Allie’s Corner: Self-Care during Pregnancy
Self-care can be challenging for women throughout the lives, not to mention during the busy and emotional experience of pregnancy. Ultimately, self-care is even more important when you’re pregnant because you are growing another human being.Read more
Hope and Help for Infertility
The 33rd Annual Midwest Infertility and Adoption Family Building Summit, a daylong event with speakers, information and resources to help those struggling to get pregnant, took place Nov. 17. Clinic Sofia’s Dr. David Clay had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion, “Infertility 101,” as well as a couple of TV interviews leading up to the event.Read more
Ask Sofia: Should I Take Folic Acid?
he longer answer is that if you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant now, folic acid is more important than ever.
A B vitamin, folic acid is needed by every single cell in the body for growth and development. Before and during early pregnancy, folic acid can help to prevent birth defects, specifically neural tube defects of the brain and spine – it might also serve to prevent cleft lip and palate and heart defects in babies.Read more