Category Archives: OB (Pregnancy And Beyond)

Potty Break: When And How Do You Potty Train A Toddler?

As a mother of three, the last of my brood being a 2-year-old girl, I am currently deep in the trenches of potty training. I’m winning, though. Anytime we can take diapers and wipes off of the shopping list, we are all winning. I have a few tricks that I have learned along the way, and pitfalls to avoid as

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You’ve Been Asking For A Birth Plan. I have the secret to the best birth plan ever!

Birth plans are all the rage in pregnancy in the last five to seven years. Every app, every mommy website, every natural birth instructional anything contains mention of and often a template for a birth plan. In this post I will answer the following questions: What is a birth plan? What are some common misconceptions between doctor and patient?  What

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Early Pregnancy Test Is Positive: Do’s and Don’ts from the Doctors

It’s your first trimester. Let the takeover begin! Dos and Don’ts in pregnancy Practicing as an OB/Gyn I’ve come to realize almost everyone is afraid of pregnant women. Other medical specialties don’t want to take care of them, employers are afraid of imminent labor during working hours, husbands don’t want to upset them, generally a population surrounded by this shield

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15 Unconventional Reasons To Have Kids, Or At Least Borrow Someone Else’s

I have a lot a friends of varying ages and career paths. Some have children and some don’t. Some will one day, and some won’t. This post is for those who only see kids as time sucking, money grubbing, competitors for your life goals. They are so much more than that. Here we go… With kids, you can fart whenever

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How to Help Your Partner During (and After) Pregnancy: A List of Do’s and Don’ts for Dads

pregnant mom and dad holding onsie

I hated smells when I was pregnant. As I write this post, my husband is reminding of my 9-month ban of sardines anywhere in a 5 block radius of our house. He also reminded me of a time when I made him go upstairs to our mortgage paying neighbor’s apartment and tell THEM not to fry anything else in THEIR KITCHEN. That

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Metopic Synostosis: How a Mother’s Intuition Changed Everything

Metopic Synostosis Baby

As Obstetricians, we deliver a lot of babies. Contrary to what every person who volunteers their labor story has told you, most pregnancies and deliveries are very normal and uneventful. Most people have safe, healthy babies and most moms make it out of this almost 10-year ordeal unscathed. In speaking with a mom of our practice recently, she captured my

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“I just don’t want a C-section, Doc.” – The Fear of the Caesarean section

I hear it often in my clinic with the women who are gearing up to have a baby. They just don’t want to have a c-section. For some women, it is a feeling that they have failed to have a natural childbirth. For others it is the distrust of modern physicians, and the feelings that doctors perform unnecessary procedures because

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Postpartum Depression: Chrissy Teigen isn’t alone, and neither is Mr. Legend

Depressed woman sitting in a dark room, postpartum

Chrissy, like I know her on a first name basis, was very candid when she opened up to the media about her battle with postpartum depression. She talked about her sadness and anxiety manifesting as physical pain. I too, in retrospect, think I dealt with this syndrome with at least one, if not all of my pregnancies. Mine didn’t display

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