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?
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
It’s a pretty well known fact that labor pain is probably the worst pain you will experience… EVER. As a labor and delivery nurse, I see women in labor all the time. Some women handle the pain of labor extremely well (I believe these women are aliens). The majority of women display that they are … Continue reading Epidurals
A few weeks ago I conducted a poll on my FB page asking readers their personal opinion on reproduction after the age of 30. Here are the results: Did you have a child before turning 30? Yes = 25 No = 28 If you are 30 with no children, do you see kids in your … Continue reading Egg Freezing
If you are pregnant and your due date is quickly approaching, your provider may have mentioned inducing you on a certain date if you have not already given birth. For some women this can be very exciting! You’ve been pregnant nearly 10 months and are ready to meet your little angel. Other women may … Continue reading Labor induction
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
“How long is it okay to keep having sex in pregnancy?” “My husband won’t have sex with me because he is afraid he will poke the baby.” “I hate sex now, it’s so uncomfortable.” “Will sex make me go into early labor?” These are common concerns voiced at prenatal visits every day. Let’s … Continue reading Sex while pregnant
Advanced Maternal Age… what a cruel sounding diagnosis!! But ladies over 35, are exactly that (I am only 1 year behind ya)! Now days we millennial gals are out in the world accomplishing goals, building careers, and chasing dreams over seas. Unlike our mother’s and grandmothers, having a husband and kids is not numero uno on … Continue reading Advanced Maternal Age
The outpouring of people in my city coming together in solidarity was so inspiring. I marched for reproductive rights!
According to research 1/3 of American adult women are obese, defined as BMI greater than 30. Obesity causes a long list of health issues but many women don't know it can also lead to infertility mainly due to hormonal alterations. Infertility rates of obese women are 3 times higher when compared with women who have … Continue reading Obesity and Infertility