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Uterine Hemorrhaging: Donate Blood and Save a Life

Any obstetrician, nurse, medical assistant, tech, anesthesiologist, etc who spends enough time on labor and delivery will witness a patient hemorrhage around the time of delivery.  This blog explores risk factors for obstetrical hemorrhage and encourages you to donate blood.

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Koop Kam Update: To Hatch, or Not To Hatch...

August 28, 2018 “To hatch, or not to hatch, that is the question.”   Two happenings in the Kamm McKenzie Koop today.  Some good news, and some not so good news.  First the bad news.  I’m not sure just how to break it to Miss Frizzle, but her eggs are sterile.  I brought a pen light into work today and “candled” the eggs, which is to say transilluminated them and see if there was a chicken embryo in there.  Nada, and it is day 15 out of 21 days of gestation.  If the light shines through and the whole egg glows, ain’t nothing going on in there.  If there is a dark spot, that spot is a developing chick.   Here is a chart:     Here is one of Miss Frizzle’s eggs:   Now for the good news (maybe).  We have 4 Silkie chickens.  You can’t tell if they are a boy or a girl until they either “lay an egg or crow”, according to the gentleman from whom they were purchased ...

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Things That Start With the Letter "C"

Some of you are aware that, yes, we do have chickens at our Computer Drive office. That starts with the letter “C”, but this blog post isn’t about them. Cesarean section starts with the letter “C”; let’s talk about that for a bit. I was compiling some data to share with an insurance company who has recently developed a product that doesn’t include WakeMed or Duke as an option for people who end up with that insurance plan. That limits your choice.

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Labor Day Chicks?

I noticed some different activity from our Miss Frizzle today. She spent the majority of her day sitting in one of the nesting boxes. We have had tiny eggs for about three weeks now, and I am not real sure who has been laying them.

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Four Rules for a Productive Sex Talk

Laurie Watson, certified sex therapist and director of the Awakenings Center has been so nice to share blog posts with Kamm Mckenzie over the years.  Here is her latest.

 

When we fall in love, sex seems so natural and easy – we can’t imagine that one day, like any other part of a relationship, we will need to talk about it. But it’s entirely normal to have to discuss and negotiate many aspects of sex, from frequency to quality. After all, two people bringing two separate histories, expectations and blueprints for physical intimacy are going to have differences. Here are a few tips for  a productive conversation:

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AFE Awareness Day

“You have the best job” I frequently hear people say and for the most part this is true. I have delivered thousands of babies and each time I am able to be part of the safe transition from life in the uterus, to life in the world, I realized just how blessed I am to be part of such a special part of families’ lives.  What does the future hold for this new child?  Will she be the one to finally cure cancer?  Will he someday become president?  My job really is the best…Until it isn’t.

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Influenza in Pregnancy

We are currently in the middle of a pretty intense flu season. I am sure most of you know someone who has been diagnosed with the flu or have been diagnosed yourself. I know I have prescirbed Tamiflu to many patients in the last couple of week. This may be a good time to review influenza in the setting of pregnancy.

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Dr Yoon: A Late Introduction and Year in Review

It has been a great privilege to be with the Kamm McKenzie for over a year.  I've been meaning to write a short blog about myself but jumping into a busy practice with a young family has made extra time a very limited resource.  I’ve had a great experience from day 1 and I can’t envision a better team to be a part of.   

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Exercise in Pregnancy: Bring out Your Inner Serena

I followed the news with awe when I learned that a pregnant woman – Serena Williams—won the Australian Open, a major tennis tournament, this year. She had a positive home pregnancy test just before the tournament was about to begin, and was estimated to be 4 weeks at that time.  She was seen by a doctor who told her she was OK to play. She went on to win all of her matches in straight sets, and later learned she was 7-8 weeks along.

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Permanent Sterilization: Option 1, 2, or 3

Permanent birth control for women involves removing all or part of the fallopian tube, or blocking the fallopian tube, so that when an egg is released from the ovary it does not travel to the uterus. There are 3 ways to do this:

1) Tubal ligation

2) Salpingectomy

3) Essure


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