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
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
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
It’s a very exciting time! You are pregnant…. and huddled over the toilet, willing yourself not to revisit your breakfast. The first trimester of pregnancy is tough. The fetus and uterus are only about the size of a plum, but they can cause major drama. Your body is going through some crazy hormonal changes, you
Your urine pregnancy test is positive. Now what?
A large proportion of women with irregular periods have a disease process called polycystic ovarian syndrome. Here’s what you should know.
Many women are afraid of the idea of having an IUD, but it’s actually a great form of birth control. Here’s what you should actually know about IUD.
Parenthood is a gift. I have encountered enough infertility and devastating pregnancy outcomes to know that. I am so blessed and am grateful for my children every day, and I don’t take them for granted. But, I will “serious voice” them in a minute if they loose their minds and forget I’m their mother, even
Let’s dissect our body (no pun intended), and more specifically our internal female reproductive organs. I always compare most women’s knowledge about their bodies to my knowledge about my car. People say “what kind of car do you drive?” and my response? “It’s a black one…..” Hopefully this will help you understand a bit more
A list of things not to say or do to pregnant women