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What? As a women’s health NP, we’re more consumed by measuring a mom’s growing tummy and reassuring her about the baby’s growth and development, not about any thoughts that women should try to have well-defined abdominal muscles. I read about this from Rachel Zarrell’s post with photos of pregnant women with baby bumps and defined abs via BuzzFeed. (more…)
Teenage Girls and Eating Disorders is a topic that comes up frequently in my Women’s Health practice as it does for this author.
Dear Future Teenage Daughter,
A new patient came to see me today.
She had the front desk describe the reason for her visit as “question about eating disorder”. As it turns out, the question was, Do I have an eating disorder? Spoiler alert: the answer was yes.
The shocking thing about this visit was that she had to ask the question at all. Here she was, with far too little weight hanging off her lanky frame, over 15 pounds down from when she entered college two months ago – an inverted Freshman Fifteen. She hadn’t had a period since summer. (more…)
When I watched this video, I gasped. For me, this is so true and something I experience everyday with my patients. No matter how beautiful my patients are, most are quick to point out their perceived flaws. (more…)