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 worked 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 of […]
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!
I was 39 weeks pregnant, uncomfortable, and hungry. I headed to Caioti Pizza Café in the valley to perform an experiment: will “THE salad” (yes, that’s the way it appears on the menu) really help induce my labor?
California may be #2 for syphilis cases, but don’t let that silver medal status discourage you. There is plenty of syphilis to go around, especially in LA. Los Angeles County came in first place for the total number of syphilis cases reported from 2003-2012 for individual cities and counties. Every day on my […]
One year post partum and my hair is just now returning to my pre-pregnancy state. During pregnancy most women love their hair, and I was no exception. It grew and grew and grew, looked healthy and full and shiny and bright (well, that’s my memory of it, at least). Post partum it felt like I […]
Many moons ago The Pump Station and Nurtury asked me to teach a class and write a blog entry about contraception while breastfeeding Here’s my blog entry for them, for you:
Birth control pills. Have you taken yours today? What to do if you forget to take yours? It depends on what type of pill you are taking.
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