Category Archives: Obstetrics

Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?

Pregnant women, should you ask for skin staples or stitches with a C-section?  A meta-analysis (combined multiple studies) with 2300 patients looked at complication rate or infection, separation, hematomas (blood collections under the skin surface) and cosmetic result. All 10 … Continue reading

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One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”

One more form of birth control “bites the dust.”  Which one?  What was its history? Why? The Bayer company is taking Essure off the market.  Essure was marketed as a nonsurgical alternative to “tying tubes.”  Instead of a surgical tubal … Continue reading

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After 23 years, I’ve delivered my last baby.

  After 23 years, I’ve delivered my last baby.  As a family physician, I have loved caring for patients— from conception til death.  And, honestly, prenatal visits and new parenting visits are some of my favorite times with patients!  I’ve juggled … Continue reading

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Preconception counseling

Preconception counseling.  Often preconception counseling is not done, as half of pregnancies are unplanned. But, when I have a woman come to the office to discuss what she should do in anticipation of pregnancy or I see a woman of … Continue reading

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Does exercise increase miscarriage?

Regular exercise for up to seven or more hours per week is NOT associated with increased rates of miscarriage in the first or second trimester.  Woman can do low or high-intensity exercise including aerobics, jogging, cycling and swimming without risk of … Continue reading

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The Zika Virus: What to know?!

How long has this infection been around?  The Zika virus has been in the news recently. But, it is not new.  It was first isolated from a monkey in 1947 in Uganda.  Then there was an outbreak in Micronesia in 2007.  It … Continue reading

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This is Nevada Influenza Vaccination Week!

Why should you get the flu vaccine?  There are scores of people yearly who are ill due to the flu AND there are thousands (or sometimes TENS of thousands) of people who die each year from influenza. Do I get … Continue reading

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