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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…

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…

Breast Awareness and Early Cancer Detection

Breast Awareness and Early Cancer Detection

By Monique Fox, MDDon’t  Forget To Do Your Monthly And Yearly Clinical Breast Exam In Addition to Your Yearly Mammogram So many of my patients casually mention to me that they do not do their monthly breast exam because they get a yearly mammogram and think that they are covered.  While…

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…

PMS:  A Woman’s Monthly Madness

PMS: A Woman’s Monthly Madness

Vandna Jerath, MDDr. Jerath will be discussing this topic live on Denver Channel 7News on June 14, 2011 at 6:30am. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is defined by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as “the cyclic occurrence of symptoms that are of sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of…

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

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD THINGS TO DO: Be excited:  Relax and enjoy the pregnancy.  Share your experience with your friends and family. Make an appointment with an Ob/Gyn:  An appointment between 6-10 weeks from your last menstrual period is ideal. Take prenatal vitamins:  These should include at least 400 mcg…

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

Hello and Welcome to my Women’s Healthcare Blog!

By Vandna Jerath, MD WELCOME! I’m an obstetrician/gynecologist and  as I develop my new ob/gyn practice in Parker, Colorado I thought I would take some time to write about current or relative topics that impact women’s healthcare.    I was in private practice for 11 years in Westminster, Colorado and decided to make a…

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