Entries by truly MD Team

The Enemy: Vaginitis

Vaginal discharge and its friends—itching, odor, and irritation—need no introduction. When they arrive, you know they’re there. They are some of the most unwelcome guests, and you’ll pretty much do anything to boot them from your bottom. As complaints go, they’re the cause of many calls and visits to the GYN and overall can leave […]

When to Cut the Cord

While we can’t tell you how long your kids will hang on to you for support, we can talk a little bit about when to cut the umbilical cord! Delayed umbilical cord clamping has become all the rage these days—almost as popular as those fidget spinners! What’s all the buzz about delayed cord clamping, and […]

Big Girls Do Cry

Showing emotion has too long been viewed as a sign of weakness. “Tough” and “strong” meant holding in how you were really feeling, especially as a mom trying to juggle it all. Fear of being judged or being seen as weak or imperfect prevented us from sharing our emotions. No one wanted to be the […]

FRIENDSHIP

From the friendship bracelets we made in camp to the BFF necklaces we wore in middle school and the matching outfits we wore in high school (unplanned, we still do this!), advertising friendship has always been the thing to do. You wore your friendship status like a badge of honor, proud to show that you […]

Hey, Hey, What Do You Say…What’s the Difference Between These “Ks”

Historically, the final shot, or the “trigger” shot, in an IVF cycle was almost always a fixed amount. While there was variability in what medication was given (hCG/novarel vs. ovidrel), the dosage was pretty standard. Both medications when administered correctly were pretty good at achieving egg maturation. Their differences were in many ways limited to […]

Dermoids: From Soup to Nuts, the Cyst That Has It All

What has hair, teeth, yellow gooey fluid, and likes to call your ovaries home? No, this is not a bad joke or a fictional character in a fantasy novel. It’s a dermoid cyst, and it’s pretty common in women under the age of 30. Dermoids, also affectionately known in the medical world as ovarian germ […]