Tag Archives: medical professional

Is Your Doctor Evidence-Based? Questions to Ask When Choosing a Care Provider

Choosing a care provider is one of the first decisions you make after getting your positive test. One simple way to help narrow down your search is to prepare yourself with some questions ahead of time that go well beyond, “are they in my network?” and “how close are they to a decent burrito joint?” Why does it matter who delivers my baby? While each person should theoretically have a similar skill set, there are big differences between care providers – even within the same practice. The […]

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Postpartum Bleeding and Blood Clots (Fun or what?!)

466 Shares In pregnancy, a bleeding and blood clot discussion may not be high on your list of topics to enjoy with morning coffee. We can guarantee, however, you will be glad you had this information after your baby arrives! After nine blessed months of freedom from worry about ‘Aunt Flo’s’ arrival, suddenly questions about postpartum bleeding and blood clots will top your list. To save frantic Googling when the time arrives, here are the answers to the most common questions you are likely to have. Why […]

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Roadblocks and Support for Weight Management

You may remember me asking you to fill out a survey from the post Obesity: Shame & Blame Needs to Change in an effort to open up the discussion around obesity and weight management. Turns out that over half of the respondents (more than 1,100 total!) have been concerned about being overweight and the health concerns around it for more than a decade. The good news is more than 60% have spoken to their healthcare provider about weight management, and of these respondents, 34% felt supported in […]

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