Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sexual Health, Fertility, & Pregnancy

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)....

Folic Acid for Pregnancy: Do I Really Need it?

With all the appointments and tests that occur during pregnancy, it’s hard to keep track of everything and easy to question, “Is all of...

Guest Post: The Effect of Pregnancy and Birth on the Abdominals and Pelvic Floor

Many women are concerned about the appearance and the function of their bodies after having children. Our bodies go through incredible changes in order...

Pregnancy and Conceiving: What are the Causes of Infertility

Before medical school I thought I was going to have all of my children before the age of 30. Then real life happened. Studying,...

Does Eating Dates Induce Spontaneous Labor?

I was asked a very interesting question by a patient a few years ago "Dr. Liu, I'm almost 40 weeks pregnant and...

Guest post: Can You Exercise When Your Pregnant?

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

What is Placentophagy (Consuming your placenta postpartum) And Should You Do It?

There is a growing trend for new mothers to encapsulate and consume their placenta postpartum, called placentophagy. I did NOT consume placenta...

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...

Is Coffee Safe In Pregnancy?

Many patients ask me if drinking coffee is safe during pregnancy.  The answer is YES! However, the amount of caffeine we recommend...

Guest Post: Postpartum Bladder Incontinence

Accidentally losing urine in the months and years after having a baby is either not talked about at all, or laughed off...