Look, I'm not always a fan of some of the new-agey nonsense you hear from some doulas, but a trained midwife is actually quite useful, and would likely have been very capable of handling the situation had a doctor not been on hand. Though doulas sometimes have a rep for being too weird/crazy/nature-focused/whatever, I… » 12/09/14 11:44pm 12/09/14 11:44pm

Okay so you are clearly a wrong person full of wrong opinions (except when it comes to pumpkin—you could not possibly be more right about that), BUT I greatly admire your soup-related rage, so I will forgive you for thinking egg drop soup is anything less than disgusting liquid garbage. » 10/22/14 6:24pm 10/22/14 6:24pm

I still have KP, but mine was REALLY bad when I was in junior high (exactly the time you want to have noticably bad skin, right?). I didn't wear shorts or sleeveless shirts until I was about 21 or 22 because I was so self-conscious about it (and was made fun of for it my my class's mean girl). But I will say that… » 10/12/14 11:42pm 10/12/14 11:42pm

I had a similar moment to yours re: rage/violence. I didn't experience DV. but my step-mother has hated me (and acted on it) since the day she married my dad. I never considered it abuse, though, because she was never physically violent. My therapist also had to explain to me that rage/screaming/yelling are violence.… » 9/24/14 6:22am 9/24/14 6:22am

Your doctor is behind the times. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend IUDs for women without children, including sexually active teens, precisely because it is so effective and plenty of young women have a (totally reasonably) hard time remembering to take the pill every day or get their depo… » 9/17/14 5:21pm 9/17/14 5:21pm

I'm really not sure why people have so much trouble understanding why a dude might become an OB/GYN. Like, reproduction and the female reproductive system in general is fascinating. I don't think it's any weirder than being like a GI specialist or an ENT guy. If you aren't personally comfortable seeing a male gyno,… » 9/17/14 8:10pm 9/17/14 8:10pm