Monday, June 24, 2019
Dr. Mom blog explores postpartum bladder incontinence

Postpartum bladder incontinence (guest post)

Accidentally losing urine in the months and years after having a baby is either not talked about at all, or laughed off...
Doctor mom blog explores drinking coffee while pregnant and caffeine during pregnancy

Is drinking coffee while pregnant safe?

I have had many patients ask me if coffee is safe during pregnancy. Is drinking coffee while pregnant safe? The answer...

Am I at risk of gestational diabetes? How to prevent gestational diabetes in...

I was a big baby.  My mom had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with me, and as a result I was...

Pregnancy cravings and weight gain: early pregnancy symptoms

During my pregnancy, my mom told me to enjoy myself and indulge in my all of my cravings. One of my early...

Prenatal Pregnancy Exercises: guest post

In so many ways, Motherhood starts in pregnancy. From the moment we learn about our pregnancies, we prioritize our own health for...

Stretch marks: Do expensive lotions really reduce stretch marks in pregnancy?

When I was pregnant with Madi I smelled like coconut oil constantly. I was told by my mom and her friends to...

What is HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and Why am I at Risk of Cancer?

As a family doc some parents have told me that they do not want their child to get the HPV (human papillomavirus)...

The abdominal wall muscles and pregnancy: how are they affected?

The stretching out and thinning of the abdominal muscles and connective tissue allows a woman’s belly to grow into the beautiful, round...

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Health

Childbirth is an incredible physical accomplishment for the female body! Women work hard to grow, carry and birth their babies and approximately 1 in...

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....