Play, Pause and Record. Essence, PopSugar, MadameNoire… A literature compilation and reflection with Dr. Wendy
Do you ever Google yourself?
I did today for the first time in a long time. In doing so, I scoured the first seven Google pages containing “Dr Wendy Goodall McDonald.” My findings made me smile!
This is my birthday month and in light of my rise to the 37th year of life, I plan to adopt the following theme. This theme is also in part because of my newfound love of recording and performing. The old tape recorders used to have the following signs:
STOP/EJECT, REC, PLAY, REW, FF, PAUSE.
I’m old enough to remember literally recording my favorite radio shows to be able to play using a tape recorder on road trips. My favorite tape including “Dear Mama” by 2Pac.
My theme for this year of my life will be Play, Pause, and Record. I don’t want to stop, eject, rewind, or fast forward. I just want to have fun, take a moment to reflect and appreciate life, and record things that happen to forever immortalize dopeness. On to my Google search. Here we go:
1. Essence with Dr. Wendy
Numbers 31 to 35 of this post from the May 2018 issue of Essence came from your favorite OBGYN, your’s truly. The post was entitled:
2. SELF with Dr. Every Woman
Just one of many of my quotes from this super fun an informative article entitled
Beyond that, oak galls haven’t been shown to have any antimicrobial or anti-inflammatory properties, but if they do, using them is like “bringing Clorox to the rainforest,” Wendy Goodall McDonald, M.D., an ob/gyn and faculty member at Prentice Women’s Hospital, tells SELF.
3. Parents with Dr. Wendy
Not every late period means pregnancy. I was happy to contribute to this article in Parents about:
4. Romper with Dr. Every Woman
Never leaving out the pregnant or soon-to-be pregnant ladies, I was happy to weigh in on this Romper post about exercise in pregnancy, entitled:
5. MadameNoire and Dr. Wendy for Women’s Health Week
This 5-part series allowed your’s truly to contribute pearls that every woman should know. Check them out:
VBAC or Be Square:
Breathe In, Breathe Down:
Women’s Health Week: Yeast Infections, Bacterial Vaginosis And The Importance Of Letting Your Vagina Breathe
Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fibroid:
6. PopSugar and Dr. Every Woman talk about stress and your cycle.
Can stress affect your period? I was able to help answer that question in this post:
7. Healthline and Dr. Wendy talk about SEX
Does size really matter? Does every woman have a G-spot? I got your answers covered in this post:
8. The Karen Hunter Show and Dr. Wendy talk about becoming an OBGYN.
About 2/3 of the way down the page, is my face amongst GREATs like Cory Booker, Ruben Studdard, and Paula Patton. NOT on ANY OF THEIR LEVELS, but that’s dope to share the same web space.
Click here to hear me talk to Karen on her SiriusXM Radio show Urban View about how I decided to become an OBGYN. She was cracking me up.
9. Feedspot recognizes The Gyneco-blogic
This one was a treat. I still consider The Gyneco-blogic a new blog. We’re less than 2 years old but just reached 50,000 views. On June 6th, 2018, we graced the pages of Feedspot, coming in at #24 for the:
We were in good company too, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, among others.
10. The Happy Doc Podcast and Blog talks with Dr. Every Woman
Last but MOST CERTAINLY not least, by FAR one of the first platforms to notice me as a Doc trying to do it differently. Dr. Neel Desai and the crew on The Happy Doc blog and podcast featured one of my earliest and best videos:
I will always be grateful for the encouragement and support shown by Dr. Neel and The Happy Doc crew. They are among those who believed in me before I really believed in myself.
I am grateful.
I am grateful for all of those who have been with me on this journey. I am grateful to you for reading this trip down memory lane. It’s crazy to think that these media presences started less than a year ago. I pray that this is only the beginning of my journey to impact health literacy in a way that hasn’t been seen before.
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Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald is a board certified OBGYN. She began practicing medicine in 2007 and now uses her extensive knowledge and growing following to increase health awareness in a fun and viral way. She is the founder of The Gyneco-blogic and an author of numerous books for adult and childhood health education and social growth. For more, check me, I mean her out at dreverywoman.com