What Does Healthy Feel Like?

What Does Healthy Feel Like?

A respected dietician recently posed this question: What does healthy feel like? This is a question I encourage all of my patients and clients to consider, especially when they want to get pregnant.  It’s a proven fact that a woman at her ideal body weight has improved fertility when compared to her peers who are either too thin or overweight. But that alone won’t guarantee health and body readiness for pregnancy, nor does it mean that...

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Spring Into Fitness for Fertility

Spring Into Fitness for Fertility

Spring is here, and change is in the air. Historically, it is also a time of rebirth and reawakening. For those struggling with sub-fertility and infertility, a sense of new beginnings can be a welcome shift. As the weather warms up and the outdoors beckons, the desire to re-evaluate goals, including  improved diet and more frequent exercise,  comes naturally. While your fertility doctor analyzes the obvious factors affecting your fertility...

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How You Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

How You Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama has been all over the news lately pushing her “Let’s Move”  initiative which advocates for better nutrition and more activity, especially in children. Childhood obesity is high in the U.S. (approximately 13%), although it has leveled off since the First Lady launched the “Let’s Move” program in 2010. While I am not a pediatrician who deals with children, I am a gynecologist who deals with parents and am...

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