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Providing Care in a Pandemic: An Introspective Look

After putting the kids to bed tonight and reflecting on this past week, I realized just how much the Coronavirus pandemic has affected me, my family and friends, my fellow healthcare colleagues, and especially my patients.  Each morning as I put on my scrubs and brushed my teeth, I would stare into the mirror in a foggy haze and contemplate what the new day would bring. 

Coronavirus: Part 2

This blog will share the most recent information that was distributed to us by the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (these are the high-risk pregnancy experts).  My goal is to explain the information in an easy to understand way.

Fetal Movement: What's Normal?

Everyday we get a wide variety of questions from expecting moms about their babies’ movements inside.  When should I feel it? Why is my baby moving so much? Why can’t I feel my baby moving enough? What’s this weird thing I am feeling? Is my baby ok?  Let’s take a few minutes to review fetal movement from the beginning.

Spotlight on Dental Care in Pregnancy

Now that you’re pregnant, you might have noticed an increase in gum or tooth sensitivity, even if you have not changed your normal eating or oral hygiene patterns. That’s because normally occurring hormonal shifts during pregnancy can increase the risk for gum disease, or gingivitis. However, by maintaining good oral hygiene habits before and during pregnancy, you can reduce your risk for gingivitis as well as improve your chances for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

WakeMed Hospital Grade: Still Top Notch for OBGYN

A few patients over the last several weeks have asked us about the recently publicized “ health grade” WakeMed Raleigh got from the LeapFrog group. It got a “C” which at first glance is NOT what you want to see right? We, as a group not owned/operated by WakeMed would never do business at WakeMed if we were not fully comfortable in the quality of care our patients can get there. The local media failed to accentuate the positives about the obstetrical services provided at WakeMed by Leapfrog this year, so we would like to take a minute to highlight those areas.

New Update on Sleeping Position in Pregnancy

Pregnant? We have good news! Obstetrics & Gynecology, the go-to journal for our little niche in medicine, recently published new findings on sleep position in pregnancy. For years and years we have been telling patients to sleep on their sides, left side more than right if you can tolerate it, because older studies suggested an increased stillbirth rate for those that did not. Well, now a new study was just published, and I think you will like the results.

The Importance of Exercise in the Post Menopausal Years

Exercise is always an important part of overall health. Exercising in the postmenopausal years is no exception. Especially as it pertains to bone health. Obviously, there are other health benefits of staying active during these years. Decrease in hot flashes, improved mental health, improved cardiovascular health, and weight control.

Early Pregnancy

I have seen and heard numerous advertisements for other local groups promoting their "now, not 8 weeks from now” approach to early pregnancy.  We agree with being seen early, and have been doing it that way for several years already! Over 9 years ago, when I first started at Kamm McKenzie OBGYN, we would see patients between 8-12 weeks from their last menstrual periods...

Supporting Breastfeeding Moms

World Breastfeeding Month is celebrated every August. This month provides an opportunity to engage the community in supporting breastfeeding families. The 2019 theme is “Support Changes Everything.” Studies clearly indicate moms who feel supported will breastfeed longer and report a more positive experience with nursing overall. How can you support a breastfeeding mom?

Healthy Ways to Combat Mom Guilt

Often times, throughout my postpartum period I questioned if I was a good mom or if I was making the right decisions for my children.  Many of the decisions we make as mothers are based on maternal instinct or a gut feeling ….or maybe due to good ol’ fashion hormones.  So when trying to figure out why we, as women, often blame ourselves for the uncontrollable or inevitable during our childbearing and childrearing years… it’s simple.  It’s because we’re moms.

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