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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…

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…

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD Pregnant women are more prone to severe illness and pregnancy complications from the flu. Physiologic changes and an altered immune system in pregnancy make pregnant women high-risk candidates for the flu. In pregnancy, the flu can cause dehydration, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), miscarriage, preterm…

Dr. Vandna Jerath on Parker Adventist Hospital TV – Q&A Regarding Preparing and Planning Pregnancy

Dr. Vandna Jerath on Parker Adventist Hospital TV – Q&A Regarding Preparing and Planning Pregnancy

Photo & Video Credit: Parker Adventist Hospital

Dr. Vandna Jerath Denver 7NEWS Interview on cervical cancer screening, HPV, and pap smears

Dr. Vandna Jerath Denver 7NEWS Live Interview on the Flu and Flu shot in Pregnancy

Prevention of the Flu in Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MDDr. Jerath will be interviewed live on Denver Channel 7News regarding this topic on October 5, 2010 at 6:30am.Although the hype may have calmed down about the pandemic 2009 H1N1 flu , both 2009 H1N1 flu and the seasonal flu remain important concerns in pregnancy.  The U.S.…

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