I took Zofran in pregnancy. My son has a heart defect. I’m not suing. Here’s why.

I suffered with extreme nausea during my pregnancy, I had triplets and I’m pretty sure I had a triple dose. I never threw up, but you know how your mouth salivates the moment right before before you vomit, that sensation that sends you running to the bathroom? I had that. All. Day. Long. For four […]

40% of women get unindicated antibiotics in GYN surgery

Preventing infection after surgery is very important as not only are these infections often uncomfortable and make you feel very sick, but they also increase the risk of more serious complications for example, if you are less mobile because of an infection after surgery you are at higher risk for a blood clot or if […]

Forced c-sections. Unethical outliers or a disturbing trend?

RH Reality Check is reporting that Jennifer Goodall, a woman in her late 3rd trimester with 3 previous c-sections who wants to attempt a vaginal birth has been notified by the chief financial officer of the hospital where she planned to deliver (Bayfront Health Port Charlotte) that her “prenatal care providers intended to report her […]

The effect of malpractice claims on c-sections. It’s worse than you think.

I got mail from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today. I get a lot of mail from them. Together we are responsible for much deforestation. For example, I would be happy NOT to get a print version of the Green Journal as they promptly go into a pile from whence they will never […]

Doctors, Twitter, the AMA, and professionalism

The American Medical Association (AMA) appears to have appointed itself as Ministry of Morality in response to the ever growing numbers of physicians embracing social media. You may recall (you may not, but that’s why I’m here, to help you remember this kind of trivia) a recent letter in JAMA indicating that, “3% of physician […]

John Edwards indicted by grand jury: OB/GYNs everywhere rejoice

So here it is folks. The moment OB/GYNs and women who want to have a hope in hell of delivering vaginally have been waiting for….America’s biggest douchebag, John Edwards, has formally been charged by the feds for using campaign finances to cover up his extramarital affair. The affair that he had (and resulting love child) […]