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    Am I Too Old to Have a Baby?

    As I scroll through my social media feed, I understand how my patients might be confused about the relationship between age and pregnancy. ...

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    Concerned About PCOS? Know These Common Myths

    As a medical student, one of the conditions that was hardest for me to get my head around was PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It took ...

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    3 Misconceptions About Hysterectomies

    Removing a woman's uterus used to be the first response to heavy bleeding or other "female issues" – thankfully, those days are long gone. ...

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    There’s No Zika Where I Live. Should I Be Scared?

    I practice in Tennessee, and though no locally-transmitted cases of Zika virus have been reported here, our phones are ringing off the hook ...

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    Could You Have Fibroids and Not Know?

    My first patient this morning, a normally chipper young lady, greeted me with a somber nod. When I asked what was wrong, she took a deep ...

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    How to Avoid Cervical Cancer

    “I really HATE this part” said my first patient this morning as she reluctantly positioned her feet in the stirrups. “I just don’t know how ...

  • Should You Have an Endometrial Ablation?

    Currently our WebMD discussion on the side effects of endometrial ablation (EA) has nine pages of posts. It took me almost an hour of ...

  • My Female Organs Are Falling Down

    Have you ever looked "down there" with a mirror (or had a lover say to you) that there seemed to be ...

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  • Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO

    Heather Rupe, DO, is a board-certified OB/GYN in private practice in Franklin, TN, and serves as the vice chief of staff at Williamson Medical Center. She is the co-author of The Pregnancy Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey to Motherhood and The Baby Companion: A Faith-Filled Guide for Your Journey through Baby’s First Year.