WWHT:: Learning the physiology behind the menstrual cycle was the most challenging concept I had to master in grad school. There are so many complex interactions that have to function just right for any of it to happen. From the brain to the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland to the ovaries to the uterus! And … Continue reading The point of the period
WWHT: This marks the end of World Breastfeeding week. As most of you know, breastfeeding is something very dear to my heart. Nothing makes me more happy than a new mom who decides to nurse their new babe! It can be overwhelming to think of nursing for 6 months or an entire year. Those first … Continue reading Breastfeeding: tips for a successful start
Sometimes you just need to step away from work. This month I am working on "being present".
Since 49% of pregnancies in the US are unplanned, contraception should alway be a dependable option for women of child bearing age. My new favorite birth control is the Nexplanon. I love this method because it is 99% effective... you ain't getting pregnant with this one... it lasts for 3 years, it's discreet, placement is … Continue reading Nexplanon
Spent my last day of age 34 in the clinic... this is pretty much every day. Gotta love nursing!! 8:00am "Let's get this day started!" 12:30 pm "What did I just see?" 4:30 pm "Mercy."
Many people think that high blood pressure is something the mostly affects men, but primary hypertension is just as common in women as it is in men. If your blood pressure is usually above 130/80, you have high blood pressure. When you are hypertensive, your heart is having to work a lot than it should … Continue reading WWHT: Women and High Blood Pressure
I wore my red to work today in support of awareness for women's cardiovascular health! Will be covering hypertension on next weeks WWHT ❤️
Abortion is defined pregnancy loss occurring before 20 weeks. When most people hear the word they think the elective procedure but a Spontaneous Abortion happens without any intervention. In the medical world, we refer to a miscarriage as a spontaneous abortion. We also refer to this as Early Pregnancy Loss or EPL. Early pregnancy loss … Continue reading Early Pregnancy Loss