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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10 Conception Myths

There are more old wives' tales about conception and pregnancy than probably any other event in health and medicine. Here are some of the conception myths I hear most often, as well as the facts that debunk them. 

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Conception Question 7: Can You Predict Ovulation?

Typically, we are taught that the so-called "fertile window" includes the day a woman starts to ovulate, plus the 5 days prior. And the likelihood that sex will lead to pregnancy is greatest within the last 2 to 3 days before ovulation. With that being said, I'm sure you're wondering when exactly you ovulate. 

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Conception Question 6: Can Prior Contraception Affect Fertility?

I hear it all the time..."Dr. B, I want to get pregnant next year. So I'm gonna stop taking my pills now."

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Protecting Your Newborn from Pertussis or “Whooping Cough”

Vaccination against pertussis, commonly referred to as “whooping cough,” has recently gained intense media attention due to rising infection rates in the U.S. This growing awareness of pertussis infection has generated many excellent questions from our expectant parents during routine OB visits. You’ve inspired me to summarize the most current information on pertussis and recommendations for vaccination.

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Conception Question 5: What About Conceiving After Miscarriage?

It's surprising to many couples to learn that 15% to 20% of all recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. While the rate is not quite as high for first time moms, it is still a possibility. Fortunately, your ability to conceive after a miscarriage should not be greatly affected.

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