Archive for category: Understanding My Body

Ferritin and Fibroids

Ferritin and Fibroids

412 / June 22, 2012 11:35 AM

Ladies, When we hemorrhage monthly, oftentimes we are not maintaining a normal hemoglobin level.  In my research, I’ve found that the definition of a normal hemoglobin level varies.  My lab results list the normal hemoglobin range for women as 11.6-15.4 g/dL […]

VBAC and VBALM

VBAC and VBALM

0 / January 25, 2012 6:00 PM

  There was a recent Huffington Post article about VBACs – Vaginal Births After Cesarean.  For the first time in a decade statistics indicate that cesarean births may be dropping – slightly.  There seems to be much debate over whether […]

Change of Plan

Change of Plan

0 / June 7, 2010 1:13 AM

It’s summer in Chicago! I had plans to go to an arts festival with a friend.  She suddenly felt very ill, and told me that her menstrual cycle was beginning.  She felt nauseous and kept getting hot flashes, and then chills.  I […]