Misogyny in healthcare is a real problem. But it doesn’t stop there. A new mother contacted me in my office a few days ago. I spoke with this pleasant young woman in person for nearly a half hour, far beyond the free 10 minute consults I usually do. Here’s why: Women’s pain and suffering is LARGELY not ACKNOWLEDGED or well cared for in healthcare. And worse, often the … [Read more...] about Misogyny in Healthcare (& Beyond) Hurts Us All
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This is Part 2 in a three part series on finding relief from pelvic pain through physical therapy, yoga, and other complementary therapies. Click here to read Part 1, which covers how to recognize pelvic pain. Click here to read Part 3, which details yoga poses that can can offer relief.Question from Kate, a mother of two boys, ages 5 and 7: "I have pelvic pain due to a … [Read more...] about Relief From Pelvic Pain: Questions To Ask Your Healthcare Provider
Many pregnant women do not want to take any medications while pregnant. Fortunately, in addition to pharmaceutical treatments for morning sickness, a natural morning sickness remedy can be used to treat morning sickness symptoms. Many of the most commonly used and effective treatments for morning sickness are natural ones. This is empowering news for women who prefer natural … [Read more...] about Natural Morning Sickness Remedy
At the start of the year, many people resolved to take better control of their health – by making necessary doctors’ appointments, exercising more, eating more fruits and vegetables, and losing weight. As moms, it can be difficult to make our own health a priority, but it’s very important to do so. Taking control of one’s health is particularly important for the 133 million … [Read more...] about Psoriatic Arthritis and Taking Charge of Your Health
Data from the United Nations shows that between 1990 and 2008, the United States maternal mortality rate nearly doubled, while the overwhelming majority of countries collectively decreased their rates by 34% (Coeytauz et al 2011). We have a right to criticize the shameful state of American maternal care when more money is spent on childbirth than any of other area of … [Read more...] about American Childbirth: A Human Rights Failure?