The Fresh Test™ is a diagnostic glucose beverage intended for gestational diabetes screening. Glucose tolerance tests are typically performed at 24-28 weeks gestation.

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PEEP’S ingredients banned in the food & beverage industry...but not in Healthcare?

As a “natural-minded” but not always in-practice mom, I’m thinking twice about giving PEEPS to our kids after last year’s big headliner.Governor Gavin Newsom signed the nation’s first law banning toxic chemical food additives found in various candies like Peeps. After much thought, I applaud this! Yet, for some reason,this ban doesn’t apply to women who are pregnant. Here in 2024, it’s still being mandated that women in their 2nd trimester consume a decades-old diagnostic product (glucose beverage for diabetes screening) that has the same additives in it that Governor Newsom banned. Why are these beingbanned in the food and beverage industrybut not in the medical world?

Pregnancy Essentials: Labor & Delivery

Ready for the final PUSH? The finish line is here, but the last intense step will require some LABOR of love. It is OK to feel overwhelmed, anxious, nervous, and excited. So many thoughts for you and your team! I trust that my experiences as an OBGYN, and drawing from the thoughts and concerns shared by my patient’s during their labor experiences, will help alleviate any additional concerns you have.

Understanding the Many Tests Throughout Your Pregnancy

It can be confusing to understand the many tests offered throughout pregnancy, especially as technology allows us to test for more and to be more accurate with our testing.  The good news is that each test you’ll undergo during your pregnancy is intended to help monitor the health of either you or your baby – so they are well worth the effort, even if at times you may feel like a human pin-cushion!


A Healthy Approach to the Glucose Tolerance Test

We are days away from the 3rd trimester and the 7 month mark (yay!)…but you know what that means…glucose tolerance test time.

Perinatal Mood Disorders - Mental Health Before & After Baby

PMAD stands for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, which is an umbrella term for groups of symptoms that can be experienced during pregnancy and/or postpartum. PMADs can occur at any time in the perinatal period and can also affect fathers, same-sex partners and adoptive parents as well.

How to do the Famous Kegel Exercises at Home

Kegel exercises are gaining popularity among women all over the world, and with good reason: they help reduce urinary incontinence and also assist with other problems with pelvic floor muscles, such as sexual dissatisfaction and weak muscles.


Pregnancy: What is Glucose Tolerance Testing?

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) impacts 5% - 8.5% of pregnant women. It can occur in any pregnancy regardless of diet regimen and overall health.

Gestational Diabetes Screening: ACOG Recommendations

LabCorp, an outpatient clinical laboratory headquartered in North Carolina, is the United States largest laboratory offering testing and continuity of care for preconception, pregnancy and pediatric care.

It Takes A Village: The Infant Feeding Care Team

No matter what your credentials, caring for a family dealing with infant feeding difficulties requires a team-based approach. Determining how to best support and where and when to refer is important to ensuring feeding success for these infants and their families. This article breaks down the alphabet soup of infant feeding credentials and highlights the scope and specialty of each professional who can support the infant feeding journey.


The Fresh Test Glucose Test Review- Natural Alternative for the Glucose Test During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant you know at some point you’re going to have to do the glucose test, which screens for gestational diabetes sometimes between 24 to 28 weeks gestation. If you’ve gone through a glucose test before, you may be familiar with the sugary beverage you have to drink and then they time your blood draw either at 1 hour and done, or every hour for 2 or 3 hours depending which test you go in for.

How to Relieve Heartburn in Pregnancy

Pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman, especially throughout the first trimester. However, as pregnancy progresses, many women start to experience similar concerns with heartburn being a major player. Old wives tales suggest heartburn is a sign that baby is growing hair – apparently some luscious locks! Physically speaking, as baby gets larger and the uterus expands, it begins to compress on major organs including the stomach, driving acid up the esophagus resulting in acid reflux and heartburn.