Written by Dr. John Yoon A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology provided scientific evidence that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines – both Pfizer and Moderna – are effective in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Why was this study conducted? – Scientific evidence was lacking regarding vaccine efficacy in a pregnant and breastfeeeding population […]
As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and long-time Yoga student, I have been captivated by the many benefits of yoga for physical and mental health. I recently decided to meld my personal and professional interests by furthering my yoga studies through a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. I have learned far more than I am able to share in a single blog post, and I am certain I have much more still to learn. With that said, I am honored to share my knowledge about yoga and pregnancy with you!
For those that have not read my first blog postings on the Covid Vaccine in pregnancy and breastfeeding, I suggest you start there and then return to this one for updates. Since the last blogs, over 30,000 pregnant women have self entered into the CDC’s v-safe program, which tracks outcomes including miscarriage, stillbirth, pregnancy complications, […]
March is colorectal cancer (CRC) awareness month. While this is not a gynecological malignancy, your doctors and nurse practitioners at Kamm Mckenzie work with you during your health maintenance visits to make you aware of screening. The purpose of screening is to find or remove polyps before they become cancer, or to find cancer as […]
Many patients ask about diastasis recti either during or after their pregnancy. This is a condition where the abdominal wall muscles separate during or after pregnancy. Let’s take a quick look at what it is, why it happens and answer the ever important prevention/treatment questions.
Approximately 75% of healthcare workers are women, and the CDC estimates that over 300,000 healthcare workers are pregnant, will be pregnant, or will have recently given birth as the Covid-19 vaccine becomes more widely available to them. Thus, this first round of vaccinations will include many lactating or soon-to-be lactating women. Later, it will be other higher exposure-risk jobs like teachers and other essential workers. Questions are pouring in from our pregnant and recently delivered moms about the safety of these new vaccines while breastfeeding.