Is My Baby Too Big to Deliver Vaginally?

A woman’s body is designed to deliver babies, but is there a point where a baby can be too big to deliver naturally? The average newborn weighs in at about 7 lbs. 8 oz. Obstetricians and midwives measure your fundal height (distance from the top of your uterus to your pubic bone) each time you go … [Read more...]

What is Umbilical Cord Prolapse?

Umbilical cord prolapse occurs when the umbilical cord falls through the cervix to the birth canal before the baby does. This complication can occur both during pregnancy and during labor, potentially causing a serious threat to the baby. The umbilical cord is the baby’s lifeline, so when … [Read more...]

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Risks and Tips for VBAC Success

Many women who end up having an unplanned c-section decide they want to try for a vaginal birth with their next delivery, known as a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). Although VBAC is a often little riskier than cesarean birth, many women can still successfully deliver vaginally after previous … [Read more...]

Medicated vs. Natural Birth: Making an Informed Decision

There are many different decisions a woman has to make when she finds out she’s expecting; it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Which things should I avoid? Which medications are safe to take? Will my baby breastfeed or bottle-feed? And, of course, one of the most difficult and controversial decisions: … [Read more...]

All About Women Supports March of Dimes’ Campaign Against Prematurity

In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, All About Women was a proud sponsor of recent The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction that took place in Lake City on November 19th. Founded by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938 and originally known for its quest to help end polio, the March of Dimes … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About Gestational Diabetes

If you've recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you're not alone. The condition affects 10% of all pregnancies in the U.S. each year according to the American Diabetes Association. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs when a woman’s body is unable to handle the … [Read more...]

New Recommendations Aimed at Preventing First Time Cesareans

In Florida today, 37% of all women give birth to their baby by way of cesarean.  Many first time moms find themselves having a C-section because of a failure to progress during labor or because of concerns over abnormal fetal heart rate. Other women prefer a C-section because of its convenience and … [Read more...]

Recovering from a Cesarean

According to the CDC, 32.8% of all births in the United States are delivered by cesarean, also called a c-section. That’s nearly one in every three women who have to undergo this procedure during delivery. Having a cesarean is major surgery and requires hospitalization, so realize that it will … [Read more...]

Car Mechanic Invents New Device for Obstructed Labor

A new tool has been invented to help deliver babies. The inventor is not a physician or a nurse or even a mom—he is a car mechanic. This unlikely inventor of a new highly-praised medical device is a 59 year-old from Argentina, Jorge Odón. The Odón Device, its official name, helps women who … [Read more...]

Practice News: New Addition to Our Staff and Knowledge Center Update

All About Women is pleased to welcome Dr. Cook to our gynecology staff! Practicing in Gainesville since 1987, Dr. Cook is a board certified Gynecologist and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Like Dr. Agrios, she has extensive experience in Da Vinci robotic … [Read more...]