Tagged with Pregnancy

Chief Complaint: Fatigue

During one of my last days at work before maternity leave, an older male patient came to see me complaining of fatigue.  During the appointment, he looked at me and said, “Well, I guess it [the feeling of tiredness] could be all related to being a parent.  You see, I have a 1.5-year-old at home. … Continue reading

Pain Control

“On a scale of 1-10, where would you rate your pain?” the nurse asked me. “Ummm. a 7.”  I answered, somewhat sheepishly. “So you need something for pain right now?” She quipped with one eyebrow raised dubiously. “Well, not exactly.  I’m not in pain…at this moment, in between contractions.  But when the contractions come, it … Continue reading

The Sitting Month

Baby #2  just turned 9 months old recently.  It’s been amazing to think how quickly time has passed by in just a blink of the eye.  As I thought about all the fun and not-so-fun moments from the past nine months, I was thinking about the first postpartum month and all the craziness associated with … Continue reading

Practice what I preach, not what I do.

Disclaimer:  This post is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.  In my line of work, I end up seeing a lot of patients with diabetes and weight issues. I often wonder if the patients are actually listening and following through with my recommendations.  Most of the time, I think people’s eyes just … Continue reading

I’m pregnant!

During my fellowship training, I often heard my clinic preceptor say to her patients, “If you get pregnant, please let me know as soon as possible.  I want to be on the short list of people you call first, right after you talk to your husband and your parents.”  This is because in my field … Continue reading