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The Time is Now To Take Back Medicine

By Dr. Valerie Jones  @ObDoctorMom originally published by Doximity.com For many health care workers, COVID-19 is a stark reminder of their own mortality. During this pandemic, there have been times when physicians could not get appropriate PPE, elevating worries not just about personal susceptibility, but the direct transmission of this virus to loved ones. There… Continue reading The Time is Now To Take Back Medicine

All Posts, hospital birth, OB GYN, pregnancy, Uncategorized, Women's Health

To All the Pregnant Women in the Time of COVID-19

By Dr. Valerie A. Jones I’m sorry. This is not what you planned. Not what you dreamed your pregnancy would be like. A time of living in fear and concern for your baby and how your delivery would be. A few rare hospitals have not allowed fathers of the babies or support people for the… Continue reading To All the Pregnant Women in the Time of COVID-19

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Preventing Premature Births by Taking Care of Your Gums

Collaboration with other health professionals who take care of pregnant patients is important.  In consideration of the "whole" patient, we can't forget the value dentists bring and the impact of oral health on pregnancy.  - Dr. Valerie Jones, OB/GYN, ObDoctorMom.com This article is written by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (dentably.com).  Pregnancy is one of the great joys… Continue reading Preventing Premature Births by Taking Care of Your Gums

All Posts, Parenting, Physician Mom, retirement

Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

You are surrounded by the ones you love most.  Your kids are still little and think you are the best thing that’s ever happened to them, but not so little that they are still in diapers or keeping you up for round the clock feeds at night. You spent your entire life preparing for a… Continue reading Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

All Posts, miscarriage, OB GYN, Parenting, pregnancy, Women's Health

What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?

You can’t believe it. You are finally pregnant with a much- desired pregnancy.  You carefully planned out how you would tell your husband the exciting news and it made your heart explode seeing his reaction.  You are floating on cloud nine and love having this little “secret” that only you and your partner know about. … Continue reading What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?