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I know I’ve mentioned caffeine consumption in pregnancy before, but there’s so much to talk about! A good friend of mine is a coffee addict. Every morning. Post meals. She loves it. When she was pregnant, though, the thought of coffee repulsed her. She couldn’t even smell it without getting sick. I’ve been doing some […]

ARGH. “women experience a unique, physical aversion to coffee during pregnancy”

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Winter’s here, and nobody wants alligator skin. Yes, even in Los Angeles we see our skin suffer with the season. What about skin care products during pregnancy? Blemishes, zits, peels? What is safe to use? First, most skin care products are safe to use during pregnancy. Topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and azelaic […]

Skin care during pregnancy

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The LA Zoo is full of educational surprises. Did you know that the tammar wallaby can mate and become pregnant again within just a few hours of giving birth? This little fact begs the questions: after a human female gives birth, when can she mate and become pregnant again? I usually give my patients the […]

Marsupial super reproduction skills

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Have you heard the “mask of pregnancy?” Unfortunately this mask is one that can’t be easily removed. The medical term for “mask of pregnancy” is melasma. It is increased pigmentation in areas of the face. Three main problem areas have been identified (we’ll use Marilyn to illustrate): Centrofacial: involves forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip, chin […]

Halloween is not the only time for masks

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I love the mornings without commitments. No work, no meetings, no brunches. Just my pajamas, the couch, and a big cup of coffee. It just feels so good. Then the little buzz kicks in and off I go. Who would want to give this up during pregnancy? I can’t just talk about coffee, because the […]

caffeine buzzzzzzzz

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