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    What to Expect When You Stop ‘The Pill’


    There are thousands of prescription medications, but when someone talks about “the pill,” you know what she means: the birth control pill. There are a lot of strong opinions floating around, but love it or hate it, it is still the most popular form of reversible contraception in the United States. In addition to being […]

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    Pregnancy Side Effects That Might Surprise You (Varicose Veins Where?!)


    Pregnancy, like most things in life, rarely goes exactly as planned. For many of my patients, any fantasy they had of a charming “pickles and ice cream” pregnancy goes off the rails once they experience their first major pregnancy symptom: morning sickness. They come to my office with a look of confusion –  there is […]

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    The Trouble With Birth Plans


    “The baby’s heart rate is dropping. You’re doing amazing, but give it all you’ve got with this next contraction,” I say in my serious voice, raising my head up from between her legs so can I look her directly in the eyes. She nods back. I can see the determination in her exhausted face. Her […]

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    Is My Vagina Normal?


    In my 15 years as an OB GYN sometimes I think I’ve heard it all, but then last week a teenager asked me “Is my vagina normal looking? My vagina lips seem bigger than all my friends.” Outwardly, I kept my professional demeanor and reassured her that all was fine, but inwardly I’m thinking “why […]

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    4 Ways You Can (and Can’t) Get Pregnant


    Whether because of broken condoms, forgotten pills, or poor choices after too much tequila, there are lots of surprise pregnancies that come through my practice. But, truth be told, some of these “surprise” pregnancies really shouldn’t be a surprise at all – the couples weren’t using reliable contraception. In fact, it’s not unusual for me […]

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