Janice M. Lepp, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursMemorial Medical Group
102 NW 31st
Lawton, OK 73505
As a mom, why does my hip hike up and to the right?
Well, that fact that you are a mom is one big hint for me. In studio I refer to this as “mom hip syndrome”. Both of my kids lived on my right hip for years! It is a constant practice for me to work towards bringing my hips and low back to balance. This “syndrome” is not limited to parents. It is very common. Our hips are meant to be level and square with a neural spine. But, life (like being a mom) takes us out of balance. A simple way you can start to level out your hips is to focus on your feet and weighting both legs evenly while you stand. While standing in line or talking to someone in the office, notice if you are weighting one leg more than the other and jutting your hip out. If you are still holding children, be aware of which side you favor and make an effort to hold them in other ways. Work on drawing up from the core as you weight your feet evenly and stand taller. This will help!
How should I prepare for a gynecologist appointment?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
There's nothing you need to do to prepare for a visit with your gynecologist. However, according to Dr. Lauren Streicher, a gynecologist and guest on The Dr. Oz Show, there are a few things you should not do. Watch this video to learn more.
How should I use a vaginal moisturizer?
Good In Bed answeredVaginal moisturizers can provide relief from vaginal dryness, soothing sore or irritated genitalia. In fact, you should make vaginal moisturizer use a regular part of your daily routine. The first time you start using a vaginal moisturizer, apply it seven days in a row, right before bed. After that, you can move into a maintenance schedule, applying it two to three times a week, before bed.
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