Category: Obstetrics

CONCEPTION QUESTION 4: WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON CONCEPTION?

Today, more and more women are establishing themselves in professional careers and waiting to have children until later in life. Certainly age has an effect on fertility. I can’t deny that. But unlike what many people think, there is no exact threshold at which conceiving is less likely. When a female baby is inside her […]

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CONCEPTION QUESTION 3: CAN YOU REALLY CONTROL THE SEX OF YOUR BABY?

OK…Right after you have sex, do a 7-minute headstand, wear pink socks, sing Katy Perry songs, and make sure your core body temperate is exactly 98.7 degrees. This will guarantee you to have the perfect little girl you want! JUST KIDDING! The gender of your baby is determined by which kind of sperm fertilizes an […]

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CONCEPTION QUESTION 1: DOES EXERCISE AFFECT FERTILITY?

I’ve been asked if exercise and physical activity are connected to fertility. Exercise, in general, is healthy for you. (Duh, right?) But are there any repercussions for working out too little or too much? The answer to this question depends on a woman’s current weight and fitness levels. For example, if you are overweight or […]

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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 as a “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 […]

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MY TAKE ON DHA

I recently saw a Facebook post from my sister-in-law in which she complained of her insurance company giving her a hard time about paying for fancy DHA-containing (docosahexaenoic acid) prenatal vitamins.  She then commented on how they make her breath bad, but that her doctor insists they are necessary. That got me thinking… is DHA […]

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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.Here are my […]

Written by on March 26, 2020