Trying To Conceive (TTC) We are back this week to catch up with my sister, Keisha, on her pregnancy journey! Today she is sharing her TTC journey. Like I've said before, conception is truly a miracle. And not matter how you may try to plan it out, it often happens on it's own timeline. … Continue reading Twins: TTC
OMG, there's two! I introduced Keisha, my younger sister, in 2017. I featured her in a Phenomenal Woman post, she was an LPN working in a pediatric office in Atlanta. Well, she is still a pediatric nurse but she will soon be adding RN to her name and the title of Mama! So, she will … Continue reading Twins: OMG, there’s two!
WWHT If your 2018 New Year Resolution was to get pregnant and you have entered 2019 with out a positive pregnancy, this is especially for you. When I have patients come in for infertility I say a little prayer before I walk into the room. I understand that more than likely my patient will … Continue reading Infertility
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
Do you have baby fever? Are you considering becoming pregnant? Could you possibly become pregnant? If you answered yes to any of these questions how about getting a bit of preconception counseling from yours truly. One of the many advantages to having a planned pregnancy is the fact that you are able to make sure … Continue reading 5 things you should do before pregnancy
Shout out to all of my c-section mommies! You’re often left out of the birthing stories but you have your own very special stories to tell. As a labor & delivery nurse, I all circulate in the OR. I am there with my patients every step of the way and witness how incredibly brave you … Continue reading Hello c-section moms
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
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