Tag Archives: gynocologist

Let’s Talk About Sex – The Sex Trifecta, Part I:

There are many people in your life with whom you might talk about sex with: your partner, your friends, your kids… maybe others, too – but how often do you talk to your gynecologist about sex? If you answered, “NEVER – she’s just there for my health,” then stop a moment and consider the disconnection  Continue Reading »

From Fertility to Menopause: Part II: HRT & The Change of Life

Does this sound familiar to you? It’s 2:00 a.m., and I am wide-awake. I’ve sweated right through my pajamas, and I need to change the sheets. I’m exhausted just thinking about planning tomorrow’s outfit – I’ll need at least four layers just to survive the flashes and make it through a day of work. My  Continue Reading »

From Fertility to Menopause: Phase I — Perimenopause

I just spent a long weekend with some college friends. We are all in perimenopause, which is as big of a mind shift as it is a physical transformation. From the very beginning — in junior high and high school – the emphasis on how our bodies change was all about fertility. Our teachers and  Continue Reading »

Why I Recommend Preconception Genetic Testing

Recently I saw a piece on NBC Nightly News about a pair of six-year-old boys, Dylan Siegel and Jonah Pournazarian, who’ve raised over $300,000 for to battle a rare disease that Jonah has called Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD 1b). It’s a beautiful story: best friends since preschool, Dylan wanted to help his friend by raising  Continue Reading »

The Ovulation Situation, Part II: The DuoFertility Monitor – As Effective as IVF!

You’ve been trying to get pregnant for while, but despite the fact that all of your tests for fertility are normal, nothing’s happening. You’ve tried to assess your ovulation situation using an app, a kit, and even a watch, with no luck yet. Before you throw the towel in and pursue aggressive treatments, there is  Continue Reading »

The Ovulation Situation, Part I: Cheap & Effective Fertility Tests

The first time you heard the word “ovulation” was most likely in middle school health class when you learned that once a month a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is ready to be fertilized. That simple textbook explanation made getting pregnant sound so easy that you’ve been  Continue Reading »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Annual GYN Visit (But Were Afraid to Ask)

It’s that time of year again – time to get what you most likely call your annual Pap smear. But there’s more to this important annual visit than just a screening test for cervical cancer (which is what a Pap test is). It’s now considered a preventative visit and is called a well woman exam.  Continue Reading »