“Pregnant women shouldn’t exercise”
“Exercise during pregnancy is important for many reasons. Regular exercise reduces stress and increases energy, ensures you gain the right amount of weight in pregnancy, improves common discomforts in pregnancy such as constipation and insomnia, as well as helps prevent pregnancy-related diseases such as elevated blood pressure and gestational diabetes. Research even shows that labor itself is easier and shorter in woman who engaged in regular exercise throughout their pregnancy. ” Anate Aelion Brauer, MD
“I’m bleeding even though I’m postmenopausal. It must be stress”
“While stress can cause irregular or missed periods in a premenopausal woman, any bleeding in a postmenopausal woman is abnormal. Once a women is through with menopause, usually by age 52, she should never ever bleed again. Never! Postmenopausal bleeding can benign, but can also be a sign of cancer of the uterus, cervix, or vagina and you should see your doctor right away.” Renée Volny Darko, DO, board-certified ob-gyn practicing in Pennsylvania
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“Yogurt will fix a vaginal infection”
“One of the worst pieces of advice I’ve heard from a patient is one who actually put yogurt into her vagina because a friend told her the probiotics in yogurt would help with her yeast infection. Unfortunately, she used strawberry flavored! It didn’t work and there’s been no evidence in the literature to prove this to be true.” Nicole E. Williams, MD, founder of The Gynecology Institute of Chicago