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Vandna Jerath, MD, FACOGobstetrics | gynecology | infertility | urogynecology | wellness
What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

This is a guest blog post by Allison Ariail PT, DPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD, CLT-LANA.  She is a physical therapist at Parker Adventist Hospital where she treats women’s and men’s health issues.  I have worked with her to collaborate and treat women who have incontinence issues and need pelvic floor physical therapy. By…

15 Facts About The Flu and Flu Shot in Pregnancy

15 Facts About The Flu and Flu Shot in Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD I recently returned from a conference out-of-town and have been ill with a respiratory infection.  Those plane flights get me every time.  I’ve been wiped out and exhausted, but luckily, it was not the flu.  My recent illness is another reminder that flu season is upon us once…

Am I Bad Mom if I Give my Baby a Bottle?  – breastfeeding vs bottle feeding

Am I Bad Mom if I Give my Baby a Bottle? – breastfeeding vs bottle feeding

This post is reblogged from The Mom in Me, MD and is authored by ehostetter12 (Emma Leigh Hostetter, MD, MPH, MOMMY) and I thought it was worth sharing.  Dr. Hostetter discusses the controversial topic of breastfeeding vs bottle feeding. She notes that despite breastfeeding benefits, in certain circumstances, it may…

Women’s Health after 40 – important things every woman should know

Women’s Health after 40 – important things every woman should know

I’ve done several presentations on women’s health after 40.  Here is my latest and most comprehensive presentation that I did earlier this year for a community seminar at Parker Adventist Hospital.  There are important things every woman should know about her health and I provide a comprehensive overview, honest discussion, latest updates and…

8 Herbs Considered Safe During Pregnancy

8 Herbs Considered Safe During Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD, FACOG I am often asked about herbs considered safe during pregnancy.  There are some herbs that can be safely used in pregnancy and may help alleviate symptoms or are helpful supplements during pregnancy. Approximately 10 percent of pregnant women take some type of herbal product.  Many women think herbs are…

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding:  NovaSure endometrial ablation is an effective in-office alternative to hysterectomy

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: NovaSure endometrial ablation is an effective in-office alternative to hysterectomy

By Vandna Jerath, MD Menorrhagia is excessive, prolonged, or heavy menstrual bleeding.  Most women bleed every month (on the average every 28 days) for approximately 3-5 days with a blood loss of 25-80cc.  Periods that are heavy for more than 3 days or last longer than 7 days and have…

OptimaWHC Pregnancy Timeline Infographic

OptimaWHC Pregnancy Timeline Infographic

Optima Women’s Healthcare pregnancy timeline of important dates, milestones, tests, and recommendations. This infographic serves as a guideline for anyone preparing or planning for pregnancy or currently pregnant. This is a resource to help expectant mothers know what to expect during their pregnancy including prenatal care and postpartum. OptimaWHC Pregnancy…

Hormones – what you need to know to stay balanced

Hormones – what you need to know to stay balanced

I did this presentation for the inaugural Living Vibrantly Women’s Wellness Expo hosted by Centura Health and the South Denver Health Group at the University of Denver Newman Center on September 7, 2013. Hormones: what women need to know to stay balanced from Vandna Jerath, MD Photo Credit: Vandna Jerath,…

Perinatal Depression – The Antidepressant Treatment Dilemma

Perinatal Depression – The Antidepressant Treatment Dilemma

Vandna Jerath, MD Depression disrupts daily life and affects thoughts, feelings, behavior, and relationships that have a significant impact on mental, emotional, social, professional, and physical well-being.  Women are twice as likely as men to have depression.  Clinical depression is common among reproductive age women 25-45 and the leading cause…