The Doctors: Health Questions From Baby Boomers
The Doctors answered common health questions from baby boomers on an all-new episode. Helping them along the way were the “Golden Girls,” a group of friends who live at the Trilogy at Glen Ivy, a resort community for seniors in southern California. The ladies are Janice, “the leader,” Jan, “the beauty queen,” Karen, “the party girl,” Sunny, “Miss Sunshine,” Sally, “the socialite,” Linda, “the new girl,” and Trudy, “twinkle toes.” But before The Doctors answered the ladies’ questions, they covered a couple of new health trends that are making headlines.
Gender Reveal Ultrasound Parties
Most pregnant women have baby showers, but have you ever been to a baby shower that featured an ultrasound as part of the entertainment? The latest trend in gender reveal is having an ultrasound technician “perform” at your baby shower.
While this practice has faced its fair share of criticism, OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson sees no harm in it. She emphasized that ultrasounds are not harmful to the baby, because there’s no radiation. However, she does suggest that the baby’s very first ultrasound is done before the party. This way, if there are any problems, you’re discovering them in a private manner.
Dr. Lisa also suggests having a baby shower anywhere after 18-20 weeks, but not too close to the due date. She knows plenty of women who’ve missed their baby showers because they delivered early.
How Hysterectomies Are Performed
Although a hysterectomy can be a daunting procedure for women, it’s often medically necessary in the case of cancer, fibroids and endometriosis. Dr. Lisa demonstrated how hysterectomies are performed using a model of a giant pelvis highlighting female anatomy. Find out how hysterectomies are performed in the video below, and learn why the procedure may actually have a surprising benefit.