Am I Getting Enough Sun?

We all know that sunshine is good for us. But what we aren’t always clear about is just how much sunshine we need and at what point our time in the sun starts being bad for our bodies. Sunshine, when absorbed through our skin, jumpstarts the production of vitamin D, which in turn supports the […]

Does Melatonin Affect Birth Control?

As I recently shared in POPSUGAR’s Healthy Living blog, If You’re on the Pill and You Regularly Take Melatonin, Read This Important Warning, (and restated in SleepReview Mag) melatonin use for those taking birth control pills can impact the natural cycles of your body, including hormonal and circadian rhythms. Ingesting external melatonin could impact ovulation, […]

Plan B — How It Works and the Potential Side Effects

You know what the morning-after pill is, but do you know how it works and what it does to your body to prevent pregnancy before it happens? Probably not, and that’s okay because you’re about to find out. Recently, I was featured in a Shape magazine article, “The Potential Side Effects of Plan B,” where […]

Your Expert Guide to Doctors Visits During COVID-19

When my kids were small, they tumbled through life. Sure, I cringed each time they toppled over, skinned a knee or bonked a head but I knew every small injury would lead to greater skill-mastery or emotional development. Of course, I never let them do anything seriously dangerous – we kept the knives safely stowed […]

High Blood Pressure and Birth Control – Your Options

The blog, Which Birth Control is Safest for High Blood Pressure? published on Romper covers birth control selections for those with high blood pressure. As a contributor to this piece, I’m happy to share that hypertension does not prevent you from using birth control. High blood pressure and birth control – can they coexist? They […]

Now is not the time to get pregnant, Denver health expert warns

DENVER (KDVR) – Chief Healthcare Officer at Stride Community Health Center, Dr. Savita Ginde, suggests waiting on pregnancy until effects of Covid-19 are better known. Read the full article here »

Why are my cramps so bad? 5 signs it may be more than period pain.

Women often chalk up menstrual cramping to a normal part of life with a uterus. And usually, they’re right. But some painful period symptoms are caused by underlying health issues. Every once in a while a patient asks me “why are my cramps so bad?” The answer varies, but what I want everyone to know […]

When does birth control start working?

When it comes to contraception, the pill remains the best thing since — well, the condom. By taking birth control regularly, you can take family planning into your own hands, whether you’d like to postpone parenthood or skip it all together. One common question I hear from my patients is “when does birth control start […]

Should I shave before going to the gynecologist? (and other gyno questions answered)

You likely have many questions about your visit to the gynecologist, including “should I shave before going to the gynecologist?” As a women’s health doctor, I understand the trepidation… you’re probably not used to stripping naked in front of a near-stranger. Even after years of visits, the experience can leave you feeling self-conscious. Not to […]

How hormones affect anxiety & vice versa, according to experts

Considering the links between hormones and anxiety during a recent interview for a Bustle article brought me (almost immediately) back to my teenage days. I couldn’t help but recall the overwhelming feeling of stress that would accompany challenging emotional urges. Of course, as a teenager, my body was producing higher levels of estrogen, progesterone and […]