There are many reasons why induction of labor might be needed or wanted at the end of pregnancy. Common medical reasons for induction include diabetes, high blood pressure and twin pregnancies. There are also many other medical conditions for which advancing pregnancy becomes risky for mom and baby. For any given condition, when the risks of ongoing pregnancy outweigh the benefits of it for baby, delivery is generally recommended.
As many of you are aware, I have two daughters and at dinner we were discussing the importance of October as breast cancer awareness month. (Their grandmother had breast cancer.) To my surprise they brought up #FreetheNip…Well, how could it be that I take care of many women, most of whom have nipples and didn’t know about this movement? But my daughters did…I had to hash it out.
Previously written and published by Dr. Bernstien in June 2021 I’ve written blogs about many options for contraception, but have failed to write about the oldest method, natural family planning (NFP). The new term for this in the medical world is called fertility awareness-based (FAB) methods for pregnancy prevention. Some women cannot or choose not to use […]
Everyday we get a wide variety of questions from expecting moms about their babies’ movements inside. When should I feel it? Why is my baby moving so much? Why can’t I feel my baby moving enough? What’s this weird thing I am feeling? Is my baby ok? Let’s take a few minutes to review fetal movement from […]
Previously written and published by Ivy Bagly in 2019 Hello everyone. One of our family medicine colleagues (and certified lactation consultant) Ivy Bagly, asked to be a guest blogger in honor of World Breastfeeding Week (held annually in August). Her blog addresses how friends, family and co-workers can help support a breastfeeding mom. When choosing to feed your […]
We at Kamm McKenzie are updating our Pap smear guidelines to follow the most recent recommendations. In the past, many women have been advised to have annual Pap smears or Pap smears every 3 years. The most recently updated guidelines as of April 2021 have changed to increase the duration between screenings due to our evolving knowledge of how cervical cancer develops. We have learned it takes many many years to go from an abnormal Pap to cervical cancer, thus allowing us to space out the time between screenings.