Resources for Expecting Moms

The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy | How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications, and Have a Healthy Baby


From conception to birth and beyond, this helpful guide teaches expectant mothers and fathers how to avoid preventable medical errors and have a successful childbirth experience.

The Smart Mothers Guide Appendix with Links and Updated Resources for Pregnant Mom and Family


Pregnancy and childbirth information, educational associations, support groups, resources for moms with high-risk pregnancies, postpartum depression, pregnancy loss and more.

What's New In OB/GYN

Louisville mom shares story of rare heart failure following pregnancy

Kate Springer  Feb 16, 2019 

Slayton delivered baby Seth with no complications, but in the days and weeks following his birth, she began experiencing extreme shortness of breath.



Easing the Dangers of Childbirth for Black Women

The Editorial Board -- April 20, 2018

The rate of maternal mortality in the United States, already higher than in other wealthy countries, has risen by more than half since 1990. The grim increase is largely because of alarmingly high rates among black women, who nationally are three times as likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth as white women.


PMS Cramping vs. Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Ashley Gray -- March 8, 2018

If you're having cramps a week before your period when you usually only start having cramps a few days before, then you may be experiencing implantation cramping.