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12 01, 2016


By | January 12th, 2016|Pregnancy, Women's Health|Comments Off on Preeclampsia

A common and dangerous pregnancy condition Preeclampsia is a unique medical condition connected to pregnancy, which affects both the mother and child. It is characterized by the elevation of the mother’s blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, and by the presence of excessive protein in her urine. The Preeclampsia Foundation estimates that this [...]

8 06, 2015

The Value of Being a Small Independent Physician

By | June 8th, 2015|Giving Birth, OB/GYN, Pregnancy, Women's Health|1 Comment

Big Vs. Small In a day and age where the corner grocery store and the small business entities are going out of style, most physicians are also joining forces with very large hospital corporations in ever increasing numbers. Despite this trend, there are still very many real and distinct advantages to seeing an independent practitioner [...]

12 05, 2015

Elective Preterm Deliveries

By | May 12th, 2015|Giving Birth, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Elective Preterm Deliveries

Unnecessary early delivery Back in 2012 I published an article entitled "The C- Section Epidemic." One of the ways I suggested to reduce the number of C-sections was to avoid the unnecessary inductions of first-time mothers prior to 41 completed weeks of gestation. I suggested that induction be avoided till 39 weeks in women with [...]

11 11, 2014

What To Expect At Your First ObGyn Appointment

By | November 11th, 2014|OB/GYN, Pregnancy|Comments Off on What To Expect At Your First ObGyn Appointment

Expecting mothers are full of questions, especially if it is their first child. We recently saw a questions posted by a mother online. When I set up the appointment the lady said that the first American Fork OB/GYN  Ultrasound appointment is just an orientation. And all the nurse will do is take tests. Does any [...]

10 11, 2014

The Social Learning Theory

By | November 10th, 2014|Women's Health|Comments Off on The Social Learning Theory

It’s important to understand your children and how their minds work and what they’re going through in order to help them better behave and develop. Children learn to behave morally largely through modeling, or observing and imitating people Moral response –> praise (reinforcement) Consistent exposure to caring adults internalizes “pro-social” rules Follows rules whether or [...]

10 11, 2014

Can I Get Pregnant Soon After a Miscarriage?

By | November 10th, 2014|Dr. Saunders' Expert Answers|Comments Off on Can I Get Pregnant Soon After a Miscarriage?

Question for Dr. Saunders: I miscarried naturally, spotting for a couple days, pain and bleeding got heavier (passing clots/tissue), and ended up in the emergency room on the third day. Finally, bleeding stopped 9 days after spotting began. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex 1-2 days after the bleeding stopped. Is it possible to [...]

11 10, 2014

The 6 Most Important Gifts I Can Give My Children

By | October 11th, 2014|Parenting|Comments Off on The 6 Most Important Gifts I Can Give My Children

It can be challenging to remember all of this as an adult. Thankfully, I have my little mirrors to speak up when I forget my own lessons. Life is a journey and we are always learning — no matter what age we are. 1. Confidence No one is fulfilled by anything outside of themselves -– [...]