Why Depression During Pregnancy Should Not Be Missed

Many women look forward to a radiant, flawless glow that’s expected to come with pregnancy. However, despite the upbeat exterior, many pregnant women suffer from depression, with potentially serious medical consequences for the mother and the baby. This paper reviews outcomes of pregnancy when mothers have depression. What they found was that having depression during […]

Obese Women More Likely to Have Children with Autism

Here’s a not-to-surprising study showing that obese women are at higher risk of having children with autism. Obese women were 67% more likely to have an autistic child, and about 2x as likely to have an child with another developmental disorder. Having gestational diabetes also raised by 2x a mother’s risk of having a baby […]

Ask Dr. Park: Women’s Sleep Issues

In this Ask Dr. Park teleseminar, I talk about common sleep problems that occur in women: insomnia, prementrual issues, pregnancy, and menopause. Some of the questions I answer include: – Why are women light sleepers? – How is sleep different in women compared to men? – How can I go back to sleep if I […]

Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy Goes Largely Undiagnosed

Researchers combed through 117,892 Quest Diagnsotics records and found that about 15% of women tested positive for gestational diabetes. Based on this finding, they estimate that as many as 483,000 women with gestational diabetes may go undiagnosed every year. Asian women had the highest rates of being tested and being positive for this condition, and […]