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Beautiful or Average?

Thanks to the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty women are being given the opportunity once again to re-consider their low self-esteem. Dove’s newest experiment revealing how women so often feel badly about how they look is nothing less than thought provoking, leaving the viewer, after only minutes, examining her own choice about how she self-defines. […]

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Manners 101

A Guide for Loving Couples I know I am not the only person who has friends that I really enjoy spending time with one-on-one but who I dread socializing with when their partner joins the party. Sometimes, their sweetheart just isn’t my “cup-of-tea.” But more often than not, I can’t tolerate the way they behave […]

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Good Food or Expensive Tests?

There is not a day in practice when I don’t see patients who complain of fatigue, pelvic pain, or weight gain. You could assume, correctly, that any midwife would naturally hear about such discomforts. All three are common in pregnancy. But I am not referring to the pregnant ladies I care for. I am talking […]

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Are you your diagnosis?

March is National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness (CFS) month and since most patients diagnosed with this syndrome are women I am accustomed to hearing all about what life is like when you’re really tired all the time. Without a doubt, feeling like getting dressed is a task akin to climbing Everest is no picnic. However, […]

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