A recent barrage of news headlines about a new Danish study on drinking alcohol during pregnancy sparked controversy and created confusion. As an OB/GYN, what surprised and concerned me was that some of the headlines I saw almost encouraged pregnant women to drink. Here are some media examples:
October 03, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
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September 25, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
Many women of reproductive age will take hormone pills, more commonly known as birth control pills, at some point during their lives. Many people may not realize that this medication can be used to treat other medical conditions. It is estimated that over 1.5 million women in the United States take hormone pills for reasons other than pregnancy prevention.
September 20, 2012 | Pavilion for Women
My husband, Jered, and I are one of those couples that can’t wait to give each other gifts. Every birthday, Christmas or anniversary we end up exchanging presents days before the actual celebration. That being said, it was no surprise we couldn’t wait to find out the sex of our baby so we could spoil him or her rotten. I secretly (or not so secretly) wanted a girl, but knew I would be ecstatic about either.
September 19, 2012 | Pavilion for Women