As COVID 19 case numbers are, unfortunately, again on the rise a lot of my patients have been asking me whether or not it is safe to have a baby this year. It seems that almost everyone I know is either having a baby, a puppy, or remodeling. Obviously, it would be nice to not […]
Grace Mooken, M.D.
Posts by Grace Mooken, M.D.:
As your third trimester approaches, this thought may cross your mind. In the state of Texas, around 65% of births are vaginal and about 35% are C-Sections, or cesarean sections. A vaginal delivery is the preferred type of delivery and generally considered your “default” delivery. C-Sections are generally only performed if a vaginal delivery has […]
So, I have lost roughly 20 pounds since I originally wrote my last blog post asking for weight loss help and have now reached my ideal body weight! Your ideal body weight can be found at MD CALC. It should never be used as an absolute though, because it only takes into account height and weight and ignores […]
“I have GOT to lose weight.” “I don’t even recognize myself in those photos” The above is just a couple of the thoughts that have gone through my mind in the last 6 months. Given that the weight loss industry in the United States is estimated to be worth $66 billion, I doubt my above […]
Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of Valentine’s Day we will be diving into the topic of sex during pregnancy. I’m not feeling very sexual but I know my husband is going to want to have sex. What should I do? The most important thing about sex is communication. It sounds trite, but it’s DOCTOR advised. Why? […]
I have gotten a lot of questions in the last few months regarding the Gardasil vaccine and whether or not women should get it if they are older than 26 years old. There is a lot of misinformation or “fake news” regarding this vaccine since its creation, and sadly, this has had major public health consequences. […]