Posted in May 2013

How much exercise is safe in pregnancy?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A recent article published by fitbie highlights the benefits of staying physically fit during pregnancy. The article suggests that healthy pregnant women may continue a regular exercise routine.  During pregnancy, exercise may help to reduce the patient’s risk for developing diabetes as well as facilitate … Continue reading

Should I get tested for the breast cancer gene?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… I cannot thank Angelina Jolie enough for going public with her decision to have a double mastectomy after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene.  I can only hope that greater awareness helps us to identify women at greatest risk for breast and ovarian cancer. However, … Continue reading

Real Beauty – the New Dove Commercial

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… I don’t get a chance to watch too much TV these days.  By the time we’ve had dinner, put the kids to bed and finished cleaning up the house, we are exhausted.  Half asleep, my husband and I might catch the opening monologue of John … Continue reading