Entries by truly MD Team

Does Breast Pain Always Mean Something Bad?

Although there isn’t a moment in our lives that “the girls” aren’t by our side (or rather on our front), on most days we are unaware of their presence. Sure, we have the daily AM bra conversation with ourselves…what color, what material, strapless vs. racer-back, but in reality we spend a very modest amount of […]

The 10 Questions Everyone Should Ask When a Fertility Cycle Fails

A negative pregnancy test can be hard for anyone to bear, particularly individuals and couples who are going through fertility treatment. It’s like studying for weeks and weeks for an exam, thinking you know the material, and then getting an F. “Disappointing” doesn’t even begin to describe how you feel. And while the first place […]

Ten Tips for First-Time Moms: What to Do in That Last Month!

Take everything we say in this post with a grain of salt. Most of it has minimal medical basis and maximal learn on the job-type tips. Pregnancy can be amazing and awful all at the same time—yes, we just said awful and pregnancy out loud together! When you head into the home stretch, the physical […]

Feeling More Than Blue: The Reality of Postpartum Depression

There is no easy way to say this…the postpartum period can suck. It can be awesome and awful, exhilarating and exhausting, and precious and painful all at the same time. You will find strength you never knew you had to get through those long days and even longer nights. But while nearly 40 to 80% […]

The 8 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer

October is not a month of black and white. We definitely see lots of ghosts, goblins, witches, and skeletons, but reds, yellows, oranges, and pinks (#BreastCancerAwareness) own this time. These colors open our eyes and make us aware of our surroundings and ourselves. And while you can pretty much count on the leaves changing year […]

When Doctor Becomes Patient

I (Sheeva) am a breast cancer survivor. And while I have uttered those words numerous times over the past three years, it is still shocking to hear myself say it. I had no risk factors. In fact, I had all the “protective” factors and a “normal” mammogram only six months prior to the diagnosis. Nonetheless, […]

Leader of the Pack, Take It on Back!

For all of you runners, cyclists, and swimmers out there, you know how good it feels to exercise in the pack. There’s definitely comfort in numbers—the energy and the spirit can pull you through even the steepest of hills or the roughest of currents. Drafting off the guy or girl in front of you is […]