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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing OB/GYN Dr. Valerie Gafori about all things pregnancy and vagina related.
Women tend to be shy about discussing what occurs between our legs. Why are we so often uncomfortable discussing symptoms that so many of us share? Times may be slowly changing, (ahem, anyone see those billboards for undies if you pee when you cough or laugh?), yet we still remain pretty prudish. This is often to our detriment because the more we know of vaginal health, the calmer we can be about normal things and the faster we can get help for the abnormal.
Similarly, during pregnancy women often don’t ask the question ‘why‘. Why do I need this test? Why another ultrasound or blood draw? Many keep quiet because of a misguided thought they should know and will look silly asking.
Enter Dr. Gafori, who will explain all different symptoms women commonly and not-so-commonly experience, the reasons for tests in pregnancy, and so much more.
Have questions about your baby bump or about the land down under? Ask Dr. Valerie Gafori LIVE on air: 855-856-1380
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Valerie Gafori
Dr. Gafori received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from MIT in 1993, a master’s degree in Biology from Stanford University in California in 1995, and her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: NJ Medical School in 1999. She went on to pursue her post-graduate training at George Washington University in Washington DC graduating in 2003. She enjoyed private practice at Northern Virginia Gynecologists for one year specializing in general gynecology and obstetrics, before relocating to San Diego and accepting a position at Infertility, Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group. Dr. Gafori is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Her practice at IGO encompasses the full breadth of women’s health, with interest in both general obstetrics including high risk care, and gynecology, particularly laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Gafori is fluent in Spanish and Farsi and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.