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Mar 24, 2010 @ 12:21 PM – by SEO Admin
After being monitored by my Dr. for a few days, she thought it best to perform a cerclage as my cervix was thinning at an alarming rate. She instructed me to go to the hospital, where they immediately admitted me. Needless to say, I was extremely nervous! Everything went by so fast and the procedure was over before I knew it. I had some mild abdominal cramping and spotting, similar to that of my egg retrieval but everything was back to normal by the next day. I am on bed rest for the duration of the pregnancy. It has been very frustrating because I feel like I have so many things to do to prepare for the twins' arrival and can't do any of it. I just keep reminding myself that each passing week is a triumph and it'll be over before I know it. In the mean time, I get to leave the house for a Dr. appointment every few weeks and watch lots of television.

More on the Importance of Exercise

Mar 12, 2010 @ 09:59 AM – by SEO Admin

Last week I was inspired to blog about one patient's success with weight loss. She lost a whopping 80 lbs. by making simple, modest lifestyle changes. This week I would like to share my enthusiasm about a new workout DVD. First, let me fill you in on a little background. I am the Queen of at-home work out videos. I love not having to worry about make-up or the latest trends in work-out fashion. I can wear my 80's leg warmers and baggy 90's work-out bicycling stretchy shorts with pride! Nobody is around to judge or criticize me. I do not have to keep up with some young twenty-something who has flat abs and "perky" breasts and who is really at the gym to check out the cute guys. And my rule at home is, "IF YOU COME IN THE ROOM WHEN I'M WORKING OUT AND MAKE FUN OF ME, THEN YOU MUST DROP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND WORK OUT WITH ME." This is a surefire way to get rid of any husband. And if he does take the challenge, he will forever respect what you are doing. After trying to keep u

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A Message from Dr. McBride

Mar 5, 2010 @ 07:45 AM – by SEO Admin

Okay, here is my first attempt at blogging. I had an inspiring visit with a patient today and wanted to share what she had to say with other CARE patients trying to lose weight. This patient is a young, African American woman diagnosed with PCOS two years ago. She was told that obesity is a factor in the development of PCOS, and was instructed by her physician to lose weight if she wanted to increase her ability to become pregnant. To date, she has lost 80 lbs., has no more cysts on her ovaries, and has normal menstrual cycles. She is so happy with her weight loss, and with the news that she can move forward with her plan to have a baby. I congratulated her, but also picked her brain about how she managed to be so successful with her weight loss efforts. Here is what she had to say: 1. She did not go on a "diet." She just started making small changes that had a huge impact. For example, she gave up soft drinks and started drinking more water. 2. She started moving -- playing Guitar Her

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