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I worried about not being a good mom. Now I give zero fudges!

Dr. Wendy Goodall McDonald

New motherhood is my life. As an Obstetrician, I see mothers and fathers in their first dear-in-headlights moments of parenthood. Worrying about your children is every parent’s right and it starts in the womb. Am I eating enough? Am I drinking enough? Am I reaching too high? Am I bending too low? Will the baby be healthy?

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Vaginal Steaming: Yes or No? Maybe so…

Who am I to interfere with a bunch of women looking for a good time? After my WCIU appearance discussing steaming and my Instagram post about the matter, I have been asked to elaborate on my stance against steaming.

My research revealed a startling result. I am here to present my findings. Vaginal Steaming may not be all that bad…

In this article, I plan to do the following.

  1. Examine why people desire to steam their lady parts
  2. Discuss some of the evidence for and against
  3. Give some reasons that a woman may want to try vaginal steaming
  4. Offer ways to steam safely and avoid harm.

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Why This Doctor Rocks An Undercut Hairstyle

What? A doctor with an undercut hairstyle?

When did health professionals start doing that?

Crowd mentality dominates the world today. People enjoy liking what other people like. If I see an amazing dress or pair of earrings worn by someone who I admire with thousands of likes and comments, in theory, am first in line to try it. I say in theory because sometimes the more notable the wearer, the more expensive the article.

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Dr. Wendy: Singer Rapper Doctor, But Why?

ZDoggMD set the tone for “Turntable Health.”

I, Dr. Every Woman, want to be a contender.

It all started when I was on my way home from a 12-hour overnight call one morning. I was so excited to be coming home, I posted a video on Facebook of myself singing the DruHill classic, 5 Steps.

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You’ve Been Asking For A Birth Plan. I have the secret to the best birth plan ever!

Birth plans are all the rage in pregnancy in the last five to seven years. Every app, every mommy website, every natural birth instructional anything contains mention of and often a template for a birth plan. In this post I will answer the following questions:

  1. What is a birth plan?
  2. What are some common misconceptions between doctor and patient?
  3.  What are things that you, the mother, can do to increase chances for a vaginal delivery?
  4.  What factors are unpredictable, so that you won’t be shocked if you encounter them?
  5.  What items SHOULD be on EVERY PARENT’S birth plan?

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What If God Were One of Us?

I immediately think of the song from Austin Powers, but that catchy ditty is not what I am talking about. God, to me, is not just some celestial being that I pray to or reference in jest. I have developed a relationship with Him that is not perfect, but helps me day-to-day to live a better life. Do you want to get more from your relationship with God? Read on…

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