Women Are Working Harder During This Pandemic

Every time there is a shift in our culture, it usually means that women have to manage more tasks to keep the household running. And so it follows, women are working harder during this pandemic. “More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology From The Open...

Good Sleep, Better Health

Without sleep we will eat more unhealthy foods, drink too much alcohol, will be persistently irritable and angry.

Home Births

I cringe at the mere mention of the words Home Birth. As much as I don't want to offend the exceptional nurse midwives who provide this approach, and do not want to belittle the exercise of self-determination by mothers who choose this route, I worry about the risk....

What You Can Do to Avoid a Cesarean

Cesarean births dates back to the sixteenth century. Its use, then and now, has saved the lives of countless babies and mothers. But now, one in three babies are delivered via cesarean-section. What one hospital is doing to reduce the number of cesareans was printed...



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Old Eggs?

Old Eggs?

I had a patient today who insisted on staying on birth control because she was terrified of getting pregnant.  She's fifty three.  I have come to realize that many women believe, fiercely, that they are still fertile way into their 40s and 50s.  They believe that spin...

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