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Exercising While Pregnant Could Boost Your Baby’s Brain

It's no newsflash that staying active and healthy while pregnant is the best thing for both mama and baby. But did you know that exercising while pregnant might actually boost your baby's brain? Th…

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Babies Can Recall Music They Heard in the Womb

Played The Beach Boys all through your pregnancy? Try turning it on for your newborn when he's feeling fussy. It's long been thought that playing music for your unborn baby is a great way for mothe…

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Will Birth Control Hurt Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Later?

Women under 30 years old are incredibly fertile—their ability to get pregnant is at its peak. In the U.S., about three in four sexually active women under 30 are using some type of birth control. But …

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10 Questions Pregnant Women Should Ask Before Giving Birth

As an OB/GYN, I know pregnant women have a boatload of questions as their due date approaches. But so often, they fail to plan ahead and get their questions asked until they’re huffing and puffing in …

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Doctors Refuse To Treat Fat Women. Excuse Me?

Yes. You read that title right. It’s heartbreakingly true. According to this article, 15 OB/GYN practices in South Florida have set a weight limit and will not accept obstetrics or gynecology pati…

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It’s Official. We Are All Contaminated

"What I would like to see is a huge public outcry demanding clean air, clean water, clean food. For people to say, NO! Pollution is intolerable and we won't allow it anymore." Dr. Wally Burnstein …

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Things You Don’t Tell Your Doctor (But Should)

How many times have you filled out the form at the doctor’s office and lied? Everyone raise their hands (Bueller? Bueller?). Yeah, me too. And I’m a doctor.  Why do we do this? Hey, there are some…

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The Other F Word (Fertility)

From the time I was young, I cursed my uterus. Cramps plagued me when I was trying to do rounds at the hospital, and blood would leak out of my tampons and onto my scrubs in the middle of a …

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Can Menstrual Cramps Change Your Brain?

While on the road promoting What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (on shelves now!), we've heard a lot of fabulous questions about today's …

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Why I Talk About Vaginas

The closer I got to my book tour (which I'm on now! Hello, Chicago!) for What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend, the more resistance I faced…

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