I remember being a teen and looking at the calendar on the kitchen wall where mom would keep track of appointments. I would often see mammogram & shudder. Mammograms were for mother’s, for older women. And from what she told me about them I was happy that it would be eons before I would ever … Continue reading Mammograms for everybody!
Who doesn't love the fall time!? The leaves are changing, I can pull my cute sweaters out, football is on, and... the viruses are popping up all over the place. Cold, RSV, flu... ewww. This week let's talk about who should get the flu shot. Well that's easy, everyone should technically get a vaccine, but … Continue reading Who really needs the flu shot?
Urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine, is more common than you'd probably think. It affects more that half the women in America at some point in life. Women who have had multiple pregnancies and vaginal deliveries may find bladder leakage to be a problem because of weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. There are … Continue reading Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
Many times when a woman is asked why she stopped breastfeeding her newborn her answer is “I wasn’t making enough milk”. Although this is the case for a few women, the majority of women do make enough milk for their babies. Remember, we are mammals and our bodies were made specifically to make nutrition for … Continue reading Is my baby getting enough milk?
This month's Phenomenal Woman is Denise Chears, BSN, RN, IBCLC. I have the pleasure of working with Denise and witnessing first-hand how she encourages and assist new mothers in achieving one of the sweetest moments in life. Denise, I am so glad to feature you on WWHT! Tell me how long you've been a nurse … Continue reading Phenomenal Woman Denise Chears, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Over the weekend, my hospital, Methodist South, hosted their annual "Mommy & Me Expo". This prenatal health fair featured prenatal yoga classes, prenatal education, breastfeeding education, a chance to meet our Physicians and nurses, and food & prizes! We also had guest venders like Memphis Children's Clinic, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Apgardian, and A Step Ahead … Continue reading Mommy & Me Expo
When is the last time you had a nice plate of (insert favorite meal here) and you plopped down on the toilet to eat it? NEVER?? Okay, how about this? When it the last time you warmed up your children’s chicken nuggets and mac n cheese, shooed them into the bathroom, closed the door and … Continue reading Breastfeeding in public
Something important to remember about pregnancy is that it is a normal part of life and is not an illness. Women do not have to be confined to the house with their feet up as if they were sick, in fact being inactive during pregnancy can be dangerous. Another Hollywood spread misconception is that women … Continue reading Exercise in pregnancy
Have you ever noticed that your breast feel lumpy or tender? A common reason that women come to their OBGYN is because they feel something different in their breast and are concerned. If you do notice something different in your breast you should visit your health care provider so that she can rule out … Continue reading Fibrocystic breasts