5 Nutritional Tips During Pregnancy

August 27, 2014

There is nothing more miraculous than growing another human being inside of you. Now that you’re expecting, one of the easiest ways to support the health of your body (and the tiny one growing inside you!) is to make some basic adjustments to the way that you eat. Just think –  the foods you eat are the main source of nutrients for your growing baby! Below, we share 5 key food recommendations to boost the healthy growth of your baby: …

Sensitivity with Pelvic Exams

August 21, 2014

For many of us as women, an annual pelvic examination has been a requirement since the day we went through puberty. However,  a new clinical practice guideline by The American College of Physicians may be calling into question the blanketed need for such exams. After reviewing 52 studies, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now suggests that a pelvic examination should actually be a shared decision between healthcare provider and patient. The contributing factors? Individual health circumstances, as well as personal needs and preferences. As healthcare providers, we at Full …

Five Things You Should Know About Postpartum Depression

August 13, 2014

On August 4th, Governor Cuomo signed the Maternal Depression Screening bill into law. What does that mean for you, as an expectant or new mother? Our staff is thrilled about this bill, as it moves the health care industry toward the awareness, training and the resources necessary to care for a struggle that has been largely overlooked. The Maternal Depression Screening bill will provide health care practitioners with the screening guidelines to help discern if you are at risk of postpartum depression, or …

Look For New Posts From Cynthia Lynch

Cynthia Lynch
August 13, 2014

Look For New Posts From Cynthia Lynch. Cynthia Lynch is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in French from Mount Holyoke College and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing with a Certificate in Midwifery from the University of Pennsylvania. Cynthia has been working as a midwife since 1998 and has experience in high risk as well as routine obstetrics. She began her career in the Bronx in a high volume hospital …

Look For New Posts From Barbara Smith-Foy!

Barbara Smith-Foy
August 13, 2014

Look For New Posts From Barbara Smith-Foy! Barbara is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). She received her RN degree from Vermont College, Bachelor of Science from SUNY Purchase, and Master of Science from Philadelphia University. After practicing midwifery in homes, in birth centers and in hospital settings, Barbara brings a special sense of the universality of birth to her practice. Her recent work centers on supporting teens’ and menopausal women’s health, where she brings her knowledge and experience to women’s …

5 Important Conversations to Have with Your Teenage Daughter

August 7, 2014

As a parent, it can be easy to focus on aspects of the teenage years that make us feel nervous, or anxious. With that (sometimes) ominous 13th birthday, there can be new and difficult arguments, and discussions around health and sexuality. That being said, if we can shift our perspective of the teen years to one of discovery and growth, it can become an opportunity to empower our daughters. Here are 5 important conversations to have with yours: 1. Prepare Her to Take …

Maintaining Balance as a Brand New Mom

July 30, 2014

Before your little one enters the world, its important to give some thought as to how you’ll maintain your balance. You are never going to exclusively be a mother – you will remain a partner, a friend, an individual, and a daughter. As you begin this challenging, yet rewarding, transition, here are a few practices we recommend for maintaining your personal health along the way: 1. Get Organized While forty weeks may seem like forever, it actually goes by quite …