Thursday, October 30, 2014

Results of Fertility, Body Image, and Eating Disorders Survey

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.allisonjupiter.com I recently conducted a survey on Fertility, Body Image, and Eating Disorders.  As I have noted before, I am beginning to see more patients undergoing fertility treatments.  Part of this is my patients have grown with me and have the reached the developmental milestone of wanting to become parents.  I […]

Being a Critical Consumer of Social Media: my imperfect birth story

My daughter is sleeping, one of her sporadic 2-3 hour breaks between diapers, feeding, crying, rocking and snuggling. I became a mother three weeks ago and I must say it has not been what I expected. I wanted to write a little about some things I have learned, or more accurately re-learned, during the last […]

Raising Kids After Having an Eating Disorder

Raising Kids After Having an Eating Disorder How to help children develop a healthy relationship to food by Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW, CEDS (reprinted with permission from Seleni Institute, a nonprofit organization based in New York City that provides care, information and research support central to women’s reproductive and maternal mental health and well-being.) Many women (and […]

The Generic Things That Make Us All Exquisitely Sexy

This guest post graciously submitted and re-posted by Kate Fridkis, from Eat The Damn Cake. Because I’ve decided to have a baby at some point, I figured I should learn more about birth. I mean, really, I should learn more about babies and toddlers and children and whatever they turn into after that, god help us, but that all […]

can pregnancy trigger an old eating disorder?

Ask the expert: I recovered from an eating disorder but worry pregnancy could trigger it. How can I prevent that? by Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW (reprinted with permission from Seleni Institute, a nonprofit organization based in New York City that provides care, information and research support central to women’s reproductive and maternal mental health and well-being.) […]

Healthy Body Image Tips for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

These tips are adapted from Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Baby (HCI Books) by Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei Take weight out of the equation. This might seem like a radical suggestion considering that pregnancy weight gain and post-baby weight loss are such […]

Function over Form- how to engage in body image work

February 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Pregnancy, Self Esteem, Wellness

While I was training on my internship in Upstate New York, I had the privilege of working with the most incredible woman, Dr. Melissa Fallon. She was wise and wonderful, a beautiful soul who would become a mentor and hero to me that year and beyond. We ran a Body Image group with the college […]

The 20 Year Battle With UTI’s … Finally Won

My first bladder infection occurred 20 years ago, when I was dating the guy “I wasn’t supposed to be dating.”  Thanks Motorcycle Dude. So — naturally — I was a bit sheepish when I called my parents to ask them what it was.  I remember my mom saying (… loudly), “there’s only two ways to […]

Size Stimga in the Medical Community: my recent reminder.

For as long as I can remember my weight has been the topic of conversation and concern. I was “treated” by many physicians and specialists as a child and young adult for my weight problem- generally unsuccessfully. The many doctors appointments were a source of great shame and fear for me, never knowing what would […]

Easing Vericose Veins During Pregnancy

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Pregnancy

This Guest post graciously submitted by Dr. Eddie Chaloner How can varicose veins be eased during pregnancy? Varicose veins are a common problem during pregnancy and are particularly troublesome during the last 3 months when the enlarging uterus restricts the vein blood flow out of the legs. The symptoms varicose veins cause are mainly aching […]

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