Introducing Dr. Banahan

Birmingham OBGYN is proud to introduce our newest physician, Dr.Banahan. She will be starting with us on Sept. 3rd.

Dr. Banahan is a cum laude graduate of The University of Richmond. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Board Eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Banahan is married and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and golden retriever.

Tips on Flying While Pregnant

Travelling while pregnantTraveling can be a little stressful, and the stress is only intensified if you’re traveling while pregnant. Whether you’re traveling for a summer vacation or work, it’s important to keep your comfort and health in mind. Here are a few tips for traveling during pregnancy: Continue reading “Tips on Flying While Pregnant”

The Recipe to Cure Morning Sickness

fresh salad with watermelon, feta cheese and olives, close-upThis watermelon, arugula, feta and mint salad is delicious, healthy and can help with morning sickness. Recent studies show that watermelon is great in relieving morning sickness. Because it’s a natural diuretic and contains fiber, it also helps with bloating.

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Pregnancy and the Flu

Pregnant woman illnessAccording to the CDC, this flu season has hit the United States harder than in recent years. Because pregnancy can increase the length of infection and can lead to more complications, such as pneumonia, it’s important to know how to prevent the flu during pregnancy.

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Five Tips to Prepare for Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding TipsAugust is National Breast Feeding month, here are a few helpful tips that may make your decision on whether to breastfeed or use formula easier:

1. Attend a breastfeeding class

Taking a course on breastfeeding is important in order to know what to expect. In a class, you can learn about nursing positions for you and the baby. You can also find out how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk.

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