Smart, straight forward advice from America's leading Nurse Practitioner.

Nurse Barb DehnBarb Dehn is a practicing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, award winning author, and a nationally recognized health expert. She holds a BS from Boston College and earned her Masters degree at the University of California, San Francisco. An in demand and popular national speaker on all aspects of women’s health, she also lectures at Stanford and is a frequent health expert on television. She has appeared on CBS, ABC, CNN, Good Morning America Now and NBC’s iVillageLive.
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Blue Orchid Press

Blue Orchid Press

Barb started her own health publishing company, Blue Orchid Press, LLC to “Empower Women with Information.” She writes and publishes this series of innovative and award-winning women’s health guides with titles ranging from Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Fertility, Healthy Bones and Menopause. The Blue Orchid Guides are used by millions of women across the country.
Blue Orchid Guides

Women’s Physician

Barb practices with Women Physicians in the heart of Silicon Valley. She has over 20 years experience listening to and caring for women. She’s helped countless women and couples navigate their way through infertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. She’s adept at listening, validating and explaining complicated health matters in a straightforward, easy to understand, warm and friendly style.


Barb lives with her husband, teenage son and dog, Cookie in the San Francisco Bay Area. They enjoy traveling together, hiking, kayaking and when cooking together with fresh ingredients from their garden.

100 Women Charitable Foundation

100 Women

Barb is a founding board member of the 100 Women Charitable Foundation.