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The wonderful world of placentas by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 12:51pm Normally, the placenta is an overlooked item when a woman is focusing on her pregnancy. It's quite an interesting organ however. It helps filter nutrients and oxygen to the baby, and removes waste products. The placenta is the workhorse that grows with the baby, and provides very important functions to the growth and health of the developing bab ... Read on »
TTTS Awareness: What you need to know by Danette Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Dec 2009 8:45pm December is TTTS (Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome) Awareness month, and tomorrow is World TTTS Awareness Day. TTTS is a disease of the placenta that can affect identical twins who share one placenta. The babies themselves are healthy, the issue is with the placenta and the circulation of blood between the babies and the placenta. (More abo ... Read on »
GMOs May Be Killing Our Babies: The Voice of the Midwives by Donna Earnest Pravel Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 12:00am Hey y'all, I'm writing this blog post with a very heavy heart. A couple of nights ago, I saw an article come through the Natural News.com feed on Facebook. I write for Natural News, and am an affiliate there. The article was so shocking that I burst into tears. A midwife from Indonesia, "Mother Robin" Lim, was telling the world that GMOs ... Read on »
Blue Babies by Adam THOMPSON Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 10:03pm Blue Babies I am not an expert when it comes to pediatric emergencies. The mean age of most of my patients is over 50, and the kid calls are far and few between... well usually. In the past two shifts I have had two unstable kids. When it comes to cardiac or adult respiratory calls, I am top notch. My comfort level doesn' ... Read on »
Blue Babies by Adam THOMPSON Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 10:03pm Blue Babies I am not an expert when it comes to pediatric emergencies. The mean age of most of my patients is over 50, and the kid calls are far and few between... well usually. In the past two shifts I have had two unstable kids. When it comes to cardiac or adult respiratory calls, I am top notch. My comfort level doesn't go f ... Read on »
Amanda and Tyson's VBAC HypnoBirthing Story by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 30 Apr 2012 5:41pm  Amanda and Tyson took Carol's Thursday evening classes at Seaside Women's Health in Encinitas, CA.  Amanda and Tyson came to the course having experienced a surgical birth with their first baby and were aiming to prepare themselves for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Here is their story: My "guess date" was October 30th, so when I b ... Read on »
TTTS Awareness: What you need to know by Danette Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Dec 2010 7:52am December is TTTS (Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome) Awareness month, and today is World TTTS Awareness Day . TTTS is a disease of the placenta that can affect identical twins who share one placenta. The babies themselves are healthy, the issue is with the placenta and the circulation of blood between the babies and the placenta. (More ... Read on »
Do I need a Laparoscopy? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 3:34pm As the son and brother of general surgeons I am often put in the position of defending the low volume of surgery that I perform as a reproductive endocrinologist. In years past, fertility physicians were often in the operating room spending hours repairing damaged fallopian tubes in an attempt to improve a patient’s fertility. However, as IVF t ... Read on »
Question 11. What is a laparoscopy, and do I need one? by John David Gordon MD Medical Doctor Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 11:47am When I was a medical student at Duke back in the 1980s I spent a rotation with the fertility division that was headed up by Dr. Arthur Haney. Dr. Charles Hammond was the Chairman of the Department and was also an attending in that division. Every Thursday they would have 8-12 laparoscopic surgeries scheduled. A large percentage of these laparosco ... Read on »
Are you a DIEP Flap candidate? by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 6:24am The DIEP flap procedure has rapidly become the "gold standard" in breast reconstruction today. While not every woman is a candidate for DIEP flap surgery, many are turned away when in fact they needn't be. The most common areas of confusion include 1) Previous Abdominal Surgery While some types of previous abdominal surgery can make t ... Read on »