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Persistent pain after a c-section: when is it nerve pain and what can you do?

Persistent pelvic and/or abdominal pain post c-section often poses a diagnostic and treatment dilemma, because most OB/GYNs know very little about pain and most pain doctors know very little about the pelvis. But that’s where I come in, being both board certified in OB/GYN and Pain Medicine. It is hard to know how many women have … Continue reading

The effect of malpractice claims on c-sections. It’s worse than you think.

I got mail from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) today. I get a lot of mail from them. Together we are responsible for much deforestation. For example, I would be happy NOT to get a print version of the Green Journal as they promptly go into a pile from whence they will never … Continue reading

What is the rate of serious complications with a c-section?

This post is not about the indications for a c-section nor about the ever increasing number of c-sections. This post is about the actual risks of a c-section, which I find glossed over by some and exaggerated by others. A great study was published last year by researchers in Finland (Pallasmaa et al. Acta Obstetricia … Continue reading

John Edwards indicted by grand jury: OB/GYNs everywhere rejoice

So here it is folks. The moment OB/GYNs and women who want to have a hope in hell of delivering vaginally have been waiting for….America’s biggest douchebag, John Edwards, has formally been charged by the feds for using campaign finances to cover up his extramarital affair. The affair that he had (and resulting love child) … Continue reading

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