The road to motherhood can be one of the most magical and stress-inducing times all at once. If you are thinking of becoming pregnant or have already started trying but haven’t been successful, there may be some hidden reasons why. As a family physician, I see thousands of women each year and many of my patients come to see me seeking fertility advice. Here are some of the most … [Read more...] about 5 Hidden Reasons You’re Having Trouble Getting Pregnant
Nearly all of us have wanted to drop a couple of pounds at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, many women learned about dreaded "d" word even before they knew their multiplication tables.... but did you know that dieting at a young age can have serious health consequences? In fact, drastic weight changes and excessive dieting can even be associated with problems getting … [Read more...] about Can Yo-Yo Dieting Affect Your Fertility?
The teenage years are arguably the most challenging for teens and their parents alike. While many teenagers have occasional mood swings and seem defiant, it’s easy to attribute this bad behavior to normal adolescent changes. Unfortunately, due to the prevalence of problems with teens, it can be easy to dismiss the warning signs of a more serious issue. Depression is … [Read more...] about Is Your Teen Suicidal? 5 Warning Signs for Parents
It’s the moment every mom dreams of - your baby has arrived and you’re finally ready to take this tiny person home! But if you’re wondering why your baby’s skin reminds you of Benjamin Button, you may not be the only one. Although they’re quite common, newborn rashes can be both worrisome and frustrating for parents. Rashes appear frequently on babies, and often resolve without … [Read more...] about What’s Causing Your Baby’s Skin Rash?
It's estimated that more than 11 million women use oral contraceptives (aka "the pill") in the U.S. alone. It's hard to believe but it wasn't always easily accessible. During the 60's, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) were illegal in eight states, and it wasn't until years later that the benefits of birth control were recognized by the FDA. In addition to preventing … [Read more...] about 5 Scary Birth Control Side Effects You Shouldn’t Ignore