Minnesota Perinatal Physicians

Pregnant women aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need — and supplements aren’t helping

Pregnant women aren’t getting the vitamins and nutrients they need — and supplements aren’t helping

[Healthline, June 24, 2019] Getting adequate nutrition is one of the most important responsibilities women have throughout their pregnancies — not only for themselves, but for the lifelong health of their babies as well. However, new research from Purdue University has discovered that many pregnant women aren’t getting enough essential nutrients, even with an extra […]

Added risks with later-in-life pregnancies

[KARE 11, June 26, 2018] At age 54, actress Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to a baby boy. Births to women older than 40 are becoming more common but they don’t come without added risks. Allina Health high risk pregnancy expert Dr. Don Wothe, with Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, talked with KARE 11 about the challenges […]

Maternal risks after child birth

[KARE 11, March 27, 2018] Tennis star Serena Williams says she almost died after giving birth to her daughter last September. She suffered a pulmonary embolism and other complications after an emergency C-section. Dr. Don Wothe is a high risk pregnancy specialist at Allina Health’s Minnesota Perinatal Physicians. He talked with KARE 11 News about […]

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ADHD drug use spikes among women of child-bearing age

[Star Tribune, Jan. 19, 2018] A spike in the number of women taking stimulants for attention disorders is raising concern among doctors about the potential impact on pregnancy. Federal health officials on Thursday reported a 344 percent increase since 2003 in women between the ages of 15 and 44 who filled prescriptions for stimulants and […]

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

Objective tool may help improve communication about prenatal weight gain, study shows

[Gears of Biz, September 27, 2017] Significant improvements in communication between providers and patients surrounding gestational weight gain during prenatal care were found using a new combination of education and a tracking tool in a study by the Mother Baby clinical service line of Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota. “Because weight may be a sensitive […]

Medical procedure at Abbott Northwestern Hospital saves life of mom and baby

[KARE11-TV, May 22, 2017] At four months, Jaxon Dayton has good reason to be a smiley baby. He’s alive. Alive is no small feat after Jaxon’s mother, Danielle, was advised by her first doctor to terminate her pregnancy to save her own life.

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Rare heart valve procedure at Abbott Northwestern saves mother and baby

[Star Tribune, May 18, 2017] Complications from a heart-valve defect left Danielle Dayton with a couple mortifying options when she became pregnant last year: Undergo open heart surgery, which could be fatal to her baby, or press on with pregnancy even though her heart probably couldn’t keep up. Fortunately, there was a third option, though […]

How much exercising is OK when pregnant?

[KARE 11, May 8, 2017] Tennis pro Serena Williams has revealed she’s pregnant and was actually pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January. That raised the question, how much exercise is OK when you’re pregnant. Dr. Donald Wothe of Allina Health’s Minnesota Perinatal Physicians talked with KARE 11 News about that question.

Exercising during pregnancy

[KMSP Fox 9, May 1, 2017] Tennis pro Serena Williams has revealed she’s pregnant and was actually pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January. That raised the question, how much exercise is OK when you’re pregnant. Dr. Donald Wothe of Allina Health’s Minnesota Perinatal Physicians talked with Fox 9 News about that question.

Janet Jackson pregnant at 50

[KARE11, October 12, 2016] Six months after announcing that she was putting her tour on hold while she planned a family, Janet Jackson is officially acknowledging her pregnancy with an exclusive in People magazine with her baby bump on full display. The child will be the first for Jackson, 50, and her third husband, Qatari […]