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Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?

A common question that comes up as parents get close to delivery time is, “Should I bank cord blood for my baby”? This technology has been marketed as a way to protect your child in the unfortunate event of cancer.  Parents are signing up and paying large fees to store umbilical cord blood in the… Continue reading Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?

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Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?

  You may have heard about tech companies in Silicon Valley offering an “egg freezing” benefits package to lure the top candidates for demanding, all consuming careers that eat up their precious fertile years in their late 20’s and early 30’s. Most women who are leading the workforce are not thinking about having children early… Continue reading Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?

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8 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Your Miscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the hardest (and most common) challenges women face. If you have not had a miscarriage yourself, you most certainly have a best friend, sister, or daughter who has. There are many myths floating around the internet, however there are a few important truths everyone should know about miscarriage. 1. You aren’t… Continue reading 8 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Your Miscarriage

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This Mom (and OB/GYN Doctor) Sounds Off on Whether Your Daughter Should Get the HPV Vaccine

My young daughter will be entering middle school in another year. However, she still likes coloring books. If she watches a scary movie, I have to lay with her in bed until she falls asleep. She is still just a kid. Should I really be worried about HPV? Is this something you should consider for… Continue reading This Mom (and OB/GYN Doctor) Sounds Off on Whether Your Daughter Should Get the HPV Vaccine

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A Humbling Night at Taco Bell

This is a true story from my otherwise uneventful Monday night. I was driving my 4 year old daughter home from swim lessons and planned to stop at Taco Bell, her current favorite, for dinner afterwards. After I parked, I realized I forgot my wallet at home but luckily I did have my cell phone. … Continue reading A Humbling Night at Taco Bell