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
Once a year we ladies have the pleasure of visiting the gynecologist. Some women go on their birthday every year as not to forget. While others, myself included, procrastinate until December and then cram in an appointment before the end of the year for insurance purposes. The thought of getting naked and throwing your … Continue reading 10 things to know before your OBGYN appointment
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
Mirena, your new BFF… Or at least for up to 5 years. Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD (intrauterine device). It is a small (about 1.2in) device placed inside your uterus to prevent pregnancy and to treat heavy periods. When people ask me my opinion on the type of birth control they should get Mirena is … Continue reading Mirena, your new BFF
The outpouring of people in my city coming together in solidarity was so inspiring. I marched for reproductive rights!
One of the most common questions I am asked is what to do if you miss a pill. The general recommendation is this: miss 1 pill, take it ASAP and continue pack as normal. Miss 2 pills then take 2 in the morning and 2 that night, then continue pack as normal. If you are … Continue reading Oh crap! I missed my pill!
49% of pregnancies in the US are unintended. Many times this is because of a failed birth control method. It can be difficult to remember to take a pill daily or to go get your depot shot every 12 weeks. Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) are the most effective and reliable reversible birth control option … Continue reading Dependable Birth Control