Your Baby Bump and Back Pain

So you’ve been eagerly waiting the day that your body changes enough for it to be clearly obvious you’re pregnant. Be careful what you wish for. The weight gain of pregnancy, the changes in posture, and the hormonal effects causing relaxation of muscles and ligaments all can lead to back pain. While this is a common complaint in pregnancy, it can be treated and even prevented. Consider these tips for beating back pain.

Read the rest of entry »

Foods to Avoid While Pregnant

A common question that arises while pregnant is “What foods should I NOT eat and why?” It doesn’t make intuitive sense that some foods are fine if you are not pregnant, but become a problem once you are.

Read the rest of entry »

March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in women and men combined and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. However, there is good news: it can be cured with early detection.

Read the rest of entry »

Battle of the Pregnancy Smart Phone Apps

For those of you who have seen me in the office, you know I love my iPhone. I use an app for my “pregnancy wheel” before I see each pregnant patient to calculate the exact gestational age. It replaces the old paper wheel that I carried around during residency. So, it got me thinking, what apps are out there for patients.

Read the rest of entry »

My Take on DHA

The short version is that we don’t really know for sure if the DHA in prenatal vitamins has a huge benefit; more research is necessary. Because there is potential benefit and no downside to taking it, it seems reasonable to add a DHA supplement if you desire.

Read the rest of entry »

Vaginal Birth Rate: The Numbers Don't Lie

I started with Kamm McKenzie OBGYN 8/16/2010. As a necessary part of preparing for the OBGYN oral board examination (FYI: Drs. Privette, Rush, Wheeler, and I all passed!!), I had to keep track of all my obstetrical procedures. I thought it would be interesting to share the numbers with you and then provide some insight into them.

Read the rest of entry »

How to Avoid the Holiday Battle of the Bulge

Every year we hear the same statistics, “the average American gains 7-10 pounds during the holidays”, which we will define as between Thanksgiving and New Years. Holy night, if that is average, what is the highest amount of weight that some people may gain?!

Read the rest of entry »

To Circumcise or to not Circumcise, that is the Question....

The evidence-based approach does not add that much insight.  There is literature to suggest a decrease in transmission of STDs and of penile cancers, but these effects are too small to warrant routine recommendation of circumcision.  Then there are the surgical risks of the procedure, which are rare in the hands of an experienced provider.  These include bleeding, infection, and damage to the penis, along with the possible need for a revision in the future. 

Read the rest of entry »

5 Helpful Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

Dr. Wheeler provides 5 helpful tips for breastfeeding mothers.  

Read the rest of entry »

Photographing Your Children: Tips From a Pro

So many people, especially moms, tell me they are terrible at taking pictures and wish they were better.  Almost anyone can take decent pictures.   Today, I’d love to share with you a few simple things to help you capture the wonderful to the mundane moments in your life.

Read the rest of entry »

Koop Kam 2

Computer Drive Office
3805 Computer Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609

Durant Medical Center
10880 Durant Road, Suite 224
Raleigh, NC 27614

Office Hours
Monday-Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00
Thursday 8:30 to 5:00
Friday 8:00 to 4:00

Phone: 919-781-6200
Fax: 919-783-1819

The contents of the site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site!

Copyright 2019 by Kamm McKenzie OBGYN Privacy