life of
dr. mom


Sexually Transmitted Infections: what are gonorrhea and chlamydia

I discuss Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs, or Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STDs) with all sexually active patients and I routinely recommend screening for STIs. STIs are infections that you can get from having sex that can  be caused by bacteria or viruses. Two of the most common STIs are gonorrhea and chlamydia.   Sexually transmitted

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Prenatal appointments: when to see a doctor when pregnant.

Attending your prenatal appointments and going for prenatal ultrasounds and blood-work is a LOT of work! I learned that when I went through my pregnancy. Even as a health care professional, I sometimes got confused on when to attend my visits and almost forgot to go for my gestational diabetes screen! As a physician, my

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What causes Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)?

I often get parents coming into my office asking why their child is developing Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD – formerly known as ADD). The truth is: scientists don’t fully understand why some children might develop ADHD, and why other children do not – but there have been studies done that suggest that genetics and

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Mom Guilt and Self-Care

As a working mom with a toddler, I often feel guilty about not spending all day with my little one. In the morning when I leave home to go to work, Madi will get upset and fussy. On those days when she gives me those puppy-dog eyes, I can feel my heart sink into my

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Postpartum Exercise

Getting active for the first few months post-delivery was hard. It was difficult to find the time between breastfeeding, pumping, keeping the house organized, and taking care of our new precious babe. Prior to having Madi, I went to the gym 4 times per week doing free weights and cardio. After having Madi, the thought

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