“I just don’t understand, Doctor, I don’t have any desire to have sex with my husband anymore. Not since the baby was born. Do you think it’s my hormones?…”
I want to reach out and give my patient a hug and invite her for a Sunday brunch with heavy mimosas and a group of like women. I want to reassure her that nothing is wrong with her. This is normal and common. A story told regularly inside the confines of my exam rooms. So many women, young and old struggle with this problem.
Instead, I begin to ask questions about frequency, lubrication, sleep, painful intercourse, masturbation and relationship satisfaction. I take my notes and sigh to myself. How can I help? Continue reading Where’s my orgasm?
Th e truth is … I am a victim of Lactation Fanaticism.
I get it. Baby friendly. Breast is best. Nursing is bonding. It’s supposed to be easy and natural, right?
I’ve seen the data. Yes, I support breastfeeding. I support breastfeeding to a fault. Let me explain. Continue reading Lactation Fanaticism: Confessions of an OB/GYN Physician
“I want you to be there when I have my baby…”
The words sting every time I hear them. The guilt flows like a broken dam and pulls at my heartstrings, making me feel so heavy inside…
But, I can’t make that promise. I can’t make that commitment.
Why? I probably shouldn’t explain to my patient the real reason. Continue reading “But, I want YOU to deliver my baby ….”