Category Archives: Questions

Ask me questions! I’ll do my best to find the answer for you, and we’ll both learn something in the process.

Ovarian Cysts

I got a phone call last night from a good friend from college, who has just recently been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, and had been told by her doctor not to worry too much about it and was prescribed birth-control pills to help manage the symptoms. She wanted a second opinion, and I told […]

Also posted in Gynecology, Primary Care, Research, Women's Health | 8 Comments


People ask me a lot of questions, and unfortunately I rarely get a chance to post very many of them here. However, I thought this was a particularly good one, and might be useful to other readers as well, so here we go: “I came across your website when I was google searching the words […]

Also posted in Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Research, Women's Health | 3 Comments

Ovulating while breastfeeding

A friend of a friend recently asked me a question that I couldn’t answer. She is in her late 30s, has a two year old daughter, and has been breastfeeding on demand for the past two years. She and her husband have been trying to have another child, but she just recently learned that she […]

Also posted in Breastfeeding, Fertility and Conception, Menstruation, Miscarriage | 9 Comments

Emergency car-birth kit

I have a friend who’s pregnant with her second child right now. Her first labor went very quickly and easily for her—she got to 4 cm dilated without even being aware that she was contracting in the first place. With second babies, labor tends to go even more quickly and easily, so my friend and […]

Also posted in Homebirth | 2 Comments