How do you go about choosing an OB/GYN? How do you find that person who will truly get you? Who will celebrate with you in joy, comfort you in sorrow, answer all your pregnancy and menopause questions, hold your hand when needed — and look at your vagina and not make it weird? You discuss … Continue reading How to choose the right OB/GYN for you
Nearly every week, I have a patient ask me if they are a “high-risk pregnancy.” Most are fairly concerned if they think the fall into the high risk category, and rightfully so — there are some additional things we need to consider if certain risk factors are at play. But what is a high-risk pregnancy? … Continue reading Your guide to high-risk pregnancy
Morning sickness. It should really be called “all day sickness.” At least, that’s how I felt about six weeks into my pregnancy. Prior to being pregnant, I frequently advised my patients to just try some ginger and maybe eat more frequently when they felt nauseated. I mean, it’s just a little nausea, right? Wrong. My … Continue reading How to deal with nausea, vomiting and other pregnancy side effects
As a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist for more than two decades, I think the term “geriatric pregnancy” is a bit of an exaggeration. When I think of the word “geriatric,” I think of older ladies enjoying their retirement years after having spent a large portion of their younger years raising families and working. But in the world … Continue reading Geriatric pregnancy: Waiting later in life to have a baby
Birth plans. Let’s go there. I am often asked when a woman should start preparing her birth plan. My answer might surprise you — never. It’s important to note that every woman is different. Some women advocate strongly for having a birth plan, and I get it. With all the unknowns, it may give you … Continue reading Should you consider a birth plan?
It’s time we talk openly about a condition that affects more women than you might realize — postpartum depression. It often starts something like this… Here you are. Mother of two. Living the dream. Two weeks ago, you delivered your second baby, your newest miracle. Of course, you aren’t sleeping well, but that you … Continue reading How to recognize the signs of postpartum depression
If you have kids, hopefully you had a friend and ally in your OB/GYN. This is one friendship you want to keep. Many women consider their obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) to be their primary care provider, particularly during the childbearing years. You may wonder how important this relationship is as you move from childbirth to the busy … Continue reading Why you should continue seeing your OB/GYN after having children
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself too. Give yourself the gift of good health and take the time to schedule this important screening. Make time for yourself and your … Continue reading Mammograms for Mothers