I was taken aback by this stoplight the other day. Fallen over, still functioning, and confusing everyone who saw it. You have to pay attention – green does not always mean go. Green does not mean go for pregnant women either, in a different way. Ohhhhh yes, we’re going to talk about that green. We […]
My husband and I trekked up to Sun Valley last week to visit the Theodore Payne Foundation nursery. Theodore Payne was a dude obsessed with California’s natural flora and fauna. He loved its native plants. After his death, a foundation continued to honor his commitment to wild flowers and native plants. They have a quaint […]
Getting your omega-3s during pregnancy may have a bundle of benefits. Research suggests: reduced risk of preterm labor. We think unexplained preterm labor may be associated with inflammation in general. Omega-3s decrease inflammation so may also decrease preterm labor associated with inflammation. smaller incidence of low birthweight infants. I’m not exactly sure why, but omega-3s […]
I didn’t suffer from extreme nausea or vomiting during pregnancy, although a week or so of Diclegis got me through the hard part. I didn’t have extreme cravings or aversions. All those Yogurtland trips were purely an indulgence. Man were they good. But my perception of the way food tasted did change. I’m not alone. Up […]
A patient of mine has been binge watching “19 Kids and Counting”. She blames it on maternity leave and the vacuous feeling caused by sleep deprivation and caring for a newborn. At the end of her recent visit, she hesitantly (sheepishly?) asked me a question about the show. The gist: Jill Duggar just had her […]
We’ll start with the basics and work our way to the skin guru fave, retinoids. Retinoids are a form of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for baby development. It is essential for vision, skin integrity, and bone development. Although most women in the US get adequate amounts from their diet, it is also usually […]
(You’re right. She is blemish and pregnancy free. Maybe not the best example!) During my first pregnancy, one of the nurses I work with on Labor and Delivery came up to me and said “you must be having a girl because you look ugly”. Direct quote. Yes, I had a few blemishes here and there […]
Non pregnant women with headaches become pregnant women with headaches. Less than 10% of women will be first diagnosed or have their first symptoms of headache during pregnancy. (Cernunnos, god of nature or fertility. Fertility = pregnancy. Horns = headaches) Good news or bad news, depending on if you suffer: the most common type […]
You probably aren’t surprised to hear that patients mention headaches to me quite often. Several months ago, after a long and in depth discussion of birth control options with a patient who suffers from migraine headaches, I promised her a blog entry about the topic. She was taking normal birth control pills (that contains […]
When I say lady parts, most people don’t think of headaches. Overall, women experience headaches more than men. In fact, migraine headaches are predominantly a female complaint and cycle with the menstrual cycle. It all ties into our lady parts eventually!
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