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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

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Best Time to Have a Baby as a Physician? It Depends.

Is there truly a best time to be pregnant, have a baby, and care for a newborn during a medical career? I’ve done the groundwork by having a baby in residency and two more as an attending. Here is what I found out along the way.   Is it even possible to have a baby during… Continue reading Best Time to Have a Baby as a Physician? It Depends.

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Mother’s Day on Labor and Delivery

Mother’s Day weekend is a great time to be the ob-gyn on call for deliveries at the hospital.  Of course, we physicians would love to be snuggled up next to our little ones on this special day.  However, the next best place to be is bedside with a woman about to become a first time… Continue reading Mother’s Day on Labor and Delivery

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Open Letter to a Child of a Doctor: To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday

It was the end of my 3rd year in ob-gyn residency.  I was 39 weeks pregnant with you and doing a hysterectomy, my gravid abdomen being utilized as an “extra hand” to displace the large clamp nicely to the side as I pressed my belly gently against the table. I was doing surgery all day… Continue reading Open Letter to a Child of a Doctor: To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday