Pregnancy Old Wives’ Tale #1: Heart Rate and Gender

Every day, we all hear it from our moms who are still too early in their pregnancies to know the gender of their baby… “The heartbeat is high, must be a girl.”

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Newsworthy: Autism and Induction of Labor

A recent study identifying an association between autism and induction of labor that was published in the August issue of JAMA Pediatrics has gained a lot of media and patient attention. Almost every major news outlet worldwide has featured an article this week citing the findings of a study conducted locally at the Duke Center for Human Genetics in Durham—this data has hit home, literally and figuratively, for many of our patients and has already prompted many thoughtful patient questions regarding autism and labor induction.

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Why is HPV so Confusing?

I previously wrote a blog on herpes (HSV) with the thought that it may be the most confusing sexually transmitted infection.  Then I got to thinking… man, this HPV is probably pretty confusing to our patients too.  And for those of you over 30 years old, for whom we now routinely check for high risk strands of HPV with your routine pap smear, there are many “new” diagnosis of being HPV positive.  Let’s see if we can make this hot-topic a little more digestible.

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The Importance of Post Natal Nutrition and Exercise for Weight Loss

After nine long months of pregnancy, you finally have your pride and joy nestled in your arms. Now that the baby is here, how do you take care of your newborn, your family, and yourself at the same time?

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I Feel Too Fat for Sex

Women often have a concrete equation in their heads – sexy does as sexy is.  Whether objectively attractive, a partner’s good opinion notwithstanding, a poor female body image slams libido shut.

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Why is Herpes So Confusing?

In the last 2 ½ years of my career as an OB/GYN, one thing has become particularly apparent… I diagnose genital herpes far more frequently than I ever thought I would.  Each time I do, there is often the need to explain the dynamics of herpes so that my patients (and/or their partners) don’t start second guessing the sanctity of their relationships.  I thought it would be interesting to blog a little about the basics of herpes to hopefully clear the air for many people.

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Six Secrets to Better Sex!

What men need to know; what women need to do. How to maximize her desire and get her to say yes to sex and variety! Develop the erotic self without pole dancing. Here are 3 ideas for each gender to make Valentine’s Day and beyond better!!

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Planning for Pregnancy

Being proactive and preparing for pregnancy can really work in your favor. Here are 9 important items to consider when you're thinking about having a baby.

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Conception Question 8: Can Stress Affect Your Ability to Conceive?

Stress is almost universal. Whether from a single situation or you find yourself stressed out by work, family, relationships…stress can't be avoided. Certainly, stress can take its toll on your body, both physically and emotionally. And research shows that there are levels of certain hormones that vary when people are under stress. But can these emotional and physical changes affect your ability to conceive?

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Weight Gain In Pregnancy

I think it’s time for a little blog post about weight gain in pregnancy.  This will help many of our patients meet their ideal pregnancy weight at the time of delivery, and thus lead to the best pregnancy outcomes possible. 

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