Pregnancy

11 Pre-Delivery Decisions

You’ve educated yourself about pregnancy and made choices for your labor and delivery, but are you prepared to make medical decisions for your baby? In my experience as a doctor, I’ve realized that many new parents don’t realize that in the first few hours of their baby’s life, they’ll need to make at least 11 […]

Health

Anyone had ovarian torsion?

I (31F) recently had my right ovary get twisted. I was wondering if anyone else here had ever had ovarian torsion and how long it took them to recover after surgery. I have a high pain threshold from uterus issues (fixed since I had a hysterectomy) and migraines so it took about a week from […]

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May the force be with you

The global health crisis has accelerated the use of haptics in allowing surgeons to continue their training under strict Covid restrictions. As with all emerging technologies, however, I’ve noticed there is a hype circle. Hopefully, I can clear up some of these misconceptions and explain the technology’s actual value in surgical training. The term ‘haptics’ […]

Pregnancy

Prenatal Fitness Reminders I Share with My Clients

Fitness professionals want to help everyone, but do you want to know a secret? *Come closer…* >>Not all clients can be trained the same way.<< *There, I said it!* In order to train women prenatal fitness, you need to remind them of these things: Lightly connect from the pelvic floor and give your baby a gentle hug from underneath the…

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Fitness

Muscle Spasms: How to Prevent Leg Cramps

Muscle spasms like calf cramps can be a painful companion on the path to your fitness goal. Muscle fibers contract unexpectedly and sometimes without warning, causing pain. This can happen during or after exercise (and often at night). The most commonly affected areas are the calves, feet, and thighs. A muscle cramp can sneak up […]

Fitness

Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility

Each year, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in the first week of August 1st-7th. For 2021, the theme is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility.” This theme has been chosen as a means to highlight “the links between breastfeeding and survival, health and wellbeing of women, children, and nations.” Breastfeeding is one of the most effective […]