May 27, 2017

A lot of mamas come to me in their third trimester. While I treat women throughout their entire pregnancies, the third trimester can come along with the added bonus of exacerbated symptoms such as insomnia, heart burn, swollen ankles, and carpal tunnel-- all symptoms that will bring them in to my office. Yet regardless of why they are coming into my office, there is one questions that I always ask: “Is your baby head down?”


January 22, 2015


I love working with pregnant women in my clinic. It brings me so much joy to help women feel better while helping to support their babies-to-be! As my patients and friends know, I am a huge supporter of women seeking out the pregnancy and birth that they feel most comfortable with. Some women see midwives, and some see OBGYNs. Some choose to birth at home, and some in a hospital. There are so many decisions to make surroundin...

August 23, 2014

OK... you've spent 9+ months growing this gorgeous baby (or two), but did you know you've also spent that time growing some of mother nature's most perfect medicine to help you recover after giving birth? Though it is routinely disarded as medical waste in our society, enapsulating your placenta and ingesting it in medicinal doses can completely change your post-partum experience. Every mamal on this planet (other than humans)...

August 11, 2014

Wow! You gave birth!! That is an amazing feat!

Whether it was a vaginal birth or via c-section, recovering from birth is not nearly as easy as they make it look on TV.  So much time and energy is focused on your new babe, that we often overlook the health concerns that Mama may be facing.


After giving birth, it can take months or even years to recover. From pain to bleeding to misaligned and uncomfortable walking patterns,  my...

September 1, 2013

Ah... those dreaded two words that every expectant mother hopes won’t happen to them: “Morning Sickness”. Every single woman, and every single pregnancy experiences it differently. For some it is a mild nausea once in a while, and for others, it is an extreme level of nausea and vomiting that last throughout the entire day. Most commonly, symptoms of morning sickness ebb and flow. You may experience severe symptoms for a few d...

June 28, 2013

With all of the solicited and un-solicited advice that I have received throughout my pregnancy from everyone (including the woman at the checkout in the grocery store!), it’s hard to know who and what to listen to. This is why I chose to dedicate my next series of blog posts to the most unbiased information that I can to help you build confidence and make informed decisions that are right for you and your family.


1. The choic...

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