Delayed Cord Clamping

Of ALLLLLLLL the things that are part of the WakeMed labor classes, we get so many questions and requests for delayed cord clamping information.  It is usually number 1 or number 2 on that list of questions on patients’ cell phones (right next to questions about episiotomy or epidurals) that they bring up around 34-36 weeks pregnant. 

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Paradigm Shift: Doctor to Dad

Well, my wife and I (and our little man Oliver) have survived 3 months and are well into a pretty decent groove.  NO… he doesn’t sleep all night but we have seen improvements on a weekly basis.  I thought I would write a short blog about the paradigm shift I got to experience, as an OBGYN doctor, during my wife’s labor, delivery, and post-partum course.

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Part 2: I Never Want to Have Sex Again

Check out Part 2 of local sex therapist, Laurie Watson's Blog entitled "I Never Want to Have Sex Again."

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Part 1: I Never Want to Have Sex Again

Laurie Watson, our local sex therapist, has provided another excellent blog series for us. This is part 1 of her blog entitled "I Never Want to Have Sex Again." Thank you very much, Laurie.

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Artificial Sweeteners in Pregnancy

Calm down everyone… please.   Our phone nurses really should be answering emergency calls and not giving advice on how many packets of Sweet ‘N Low is acceptable in a day.  Enjoying most of the things you normally consume outside of the pregnancy state (you all know the exceptions) is considered safe. 

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Breast Density on Mammograms

January 1st of 2014 a new NC Law began that requires radiologists to inform all patients getting mammograms of her individual breast density.  This is why on this year’s mammogram you are seeing density for the first time! 

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Weaning From Breastfeeding

We get a lot of phone calls and visits with questions about weaning strategies from breastfeeding.  So who better to provide these wonderful tips than then the young male doctor with no children, right?  Well, I have done my research and will provide some helpful hints in this blog post. 

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Pregnancy Old Wives’ Tales #5 and #6: Arms Up and Drano Myths

Time to address two strange old wives' tales: 

1) Putting your arms over your head can cause the baby to wrap around its umbilical cord.

2) Mixing urine with Drano can help predict your baby's gender.

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Pregnancy Old Wives' Tale #4: Morning Sickness and Gender

One pregnancy myth is that if a woman has morning sickness, there is a higher chance that she is having a girl.  The theory is that one or more of the pregnancy hormones may be more elevated with a female fetus.  This elevation in the pregnancy hormone(s) could possibly lead to more nausea and vomiting.

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Pregnancy Old Wives' Tale #3: Heartburn and Hair Growth

Everyone has heard it… if you have heartburn during your pregnancy, your baby will come out with a full head of hair.

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