Tag Archives: Need

Why We Need to Discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine with Women of Childbearing Age

When we meet with women for perinatal psychiatry consultations, we now ask about vaccinations.  It’s not something we typically do, but after the last year, we are now getting involved in their decisions regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Just as we counsel women to avoid alcohol and to consistently take their prenatal vitamins, providing information on… Read More »

Meditation & Why You Need It

If you’re like most women, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Your mind is always racing with how you will complete your To-Do list. You don’t have a second for yourself, let alone time to meditate! Maybe you’ve thought meditation is too boring or too new age spiritual. You’d rather spend your time reaping… Read More »

All About PSA: Everything You Need to Know

First of all, what is PSA? PSA is a term that stands for prostate-specific antigen. PSAs are proteins that are created in the prostate tissue and are enzymes that free the sperm from the semen after ejaculation. These PSAs can be used to screen for prostate cancer. The History of PSAs The FDA approved PSA… Read More »

Probiotics for Prenatal Depression and Anxiety: Underscoring the Need for More Research

Although we have data on the reproductive safety of various medications used to treat anxiety, many women would understandably prefer to avoid medications when possible.  Many women ask about alternative treatments, including dietary supplements, herbal remedies and probiotics. While these treatments are often considered to be “safer” because they are natural, it is important to… Read More »