Understanding Your Sexual Health Panel Discussion, With Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD and Dr. Pari Ghodsi, MD
Life Can Change In A Moment
oday we have two special guests in studio. Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family, she is the author of the book Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017). Her second book, about sexual self-awareness, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationship You Want, will be published in February 2020. MD Dr. Pari Ghodsi, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Northridge, CA. She is a board certified and active Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.Dr. Pari loves to write and speak about women’s health and issues in a relatable way. She brings a unique touch when educating, often sharing her own experiences as a woman. We talk through a variety of mens and womens sexual health issues and try to find a common ground for the battle of the sexes.
The Difficult Side of Delivery with Dr. Pari Ghodsi
Life Can Change In A Moment
Pari is an OBGYN and her work mainly consists of delivering babies. As an OBGYN she is often dealing with dire situations where there is not just one patient, but two. Most of the time the work is great, but when it’s bad, it’s really bad. [3:10] Many people are moving away from giving birth in a hospital in favour of having home births, but based on Dr. Pari’s experience the risks inherent in giving birth at home aren’t worth it. [3:35] One of the things that drew Dr. Pari to her specialty is that people actually like going to see their OB. When a woman is pregnant she’s excited and motivated, being pregnant can be the moment in someone’s life that inspires a drastic positive change in behaviour. [4:55] 50% of pregnancies are unplanned so no matter which side of the equation a person falls on it’s an exciting time. [5:30] For Dr. Pari, being part of the birthing experience is very humbling. Childbirth is an intense and emotional experience for everyone involved, even when you’re the doctor and have delivered tons of babies. [6:45] Dr. Pari tries to go into every delivery with the worst case scenario in mind so that she’s prepared. It’s a fine line between being confident and being arrogant or reckless. [8:25] Dr. Pari’s moment involves a patient she had five years ago. It was her first pregnancy and everything seemed to be going well when she went into labor spontaneously. Even then things were going fine until suddenly the baby’s heartbeat crashed. This lead to her requiring an emergency C-section and a difficult moment where the life of the baby hung in the balance. [15:30] In situations like this, doctors tend to rely heavily on their training and do much of the work by rote. It’s once the intervention is over and the adrenaline goes down that the emotions start to make an impact. [20:20] Whenever a birth doesn’t go smoothly, there is always a concern about whether the doctor missed something, especially since the consequences of lack of oxygen early on can affect them their entire life. [21:55] As doctors, it’s possible to do all the right things and for something to still go wrong. It’s important for society to realize that despite the technology we now have, doctors can still make mistakes and things can still go wrong even when they don’t. [25:00] A bad outcome or even just the fear of a potentially bad outcome is a heavy weight to carry. The worst case scenario for Dr. Pari is that a mother and her baby could both die, that’s the kind of consequence most people can’t fathom and will never encounter in the professional career. [27:30] Perfectionism is a burden that burns doctors out. Because of the military nature of the training and the hierarchy of the system, doctors become stoic about what they do and don’t generally share their feelings about their work. [29:15] If a patient dies during a doctor’s shift, they can’t take the time to process what had happened. They have to press on because the waiting room doesn’t just go home. [30:35] After Dr. Pari’s experience she realized a little more vividly what was at stake with her job. Up until that point, she hadn’t had a seriously bad outcome, so it made her consider how long she would be able to work in her field. [33:15] What people don’t understand is that maternal mortality is still the number one cause of death of women worldwide. Dr. Pari is strongly against home deliveries even in the case of healthy pregnancies, specifically because of the experiences she has had. [36:30] A person’s gut feeling and visceral understanding of something is determined by three things: the first imprint, the most impactful thing, and the most recent thing. For hospitals that generally means illness and death. That is why people think of home births differently than they do about giving birth in the hospital. [39:10] 1 in 4 pregnancies will need a C-section for one reason or another. Many of the times that people are doing home births they are also doing more risky things that they would be advised against at a hospital. [41:45] Miscarriages are surprisingly common, up to 50% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage. In the event of an early miscarriage, it doesn’t mean that the woman won’t be able to have a healthy pregnancy. The further along in the pregnancy the loss is, the harder it becomes. [46:50] If you feel like medicine is your passion and you’re ready for the long, hard road then go for it. Whatever specialty you go into, make sure you are okay with waking up at 3 in the morning to do whatever it is that specialty does. [48:45] Dr. Pari’s big why is to help women with their health, but also to empower them with knowledge about their own bodies so they can partake in the healthcare process. [49:20] Having a work-life balance is an important realization that Dr. Pari had when she transitioned away from having a private practice. Sleep is a constant challenge for her since it’s the basis for pretty much everything we do. [51:10] What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a book that Dr. Pari recommends to her patients as a good reference resource. In terms of life experience, Living Boldly by Brene Brown is one of her favorites. [52:45] Bucking the trend, Dr. Pari wouldn’t want to offer advice to her younger self because she feels that everything that has happened in her life so far, good and bad, came at the right time to make her who she is today. doctorpari.com@doctorpari on Instagram@Pari_MD on Twitter
Renowned OB/GYN and women's health advocate Dr. Pari Ghodsi joins the Ladies to share the tales of her time between the legs, examine weird health crazes like vaginal health pearls, and tackle the toughest questions you have about reproductive health! Follow the podcast on Instagram @theladygang and you can email Jac, Becca and Keltie at Hello LadyGang@gmail.com! And thank you to today's sponsors: Amazon = Go to amazon.com/shop/ladygang to find their favorite products while keeping the podcast FREE! Beach Body – Get a free trial membership when you text LADYGANG to 303030 Felix Gray Glasses – Try a pair of Felix Gray computer glasses at FelixGrayGlasses.com/lady Kopari Beauty – Try Kopari’s new Coconut Deodorant today! Go to Kopari.com/ladygang to get $5 off your first order Liquid IV = Get 20% off anything you order at Liquid-IV.com with promo code LADYGANG ThirdLove - Get 15% off your first purchase at ThirdLove.com/ladygang Bridezillas Scared Fit – Personal trainer Donna Sexton invades a Bridezilla’s life to help her shed her monster weight and celebrates the craziest, most over-the-top brides wreaking wedding day hell with epic meltdowns, family feuds & social media wars! Check out new episodes Fridays 10/9 CT on WE tv.
39: Dr. Pari Ghodsi - Women's Health & Sexual Health Issues
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Why gynecology?Tune in to meet Dr. Pari Ghodsi, as we begin by hearing her explain why she was drawn to this specialty and how she ended up becoming an OB/GYN.Tips for success at a young ageWith so many achievements at a young age, we ask Dr. Pari for some words of advice for people who want to be successful. She shares some of the key things that helped her to succeed throughout school and beyond, humbly stating that although she’s not the smartest person ever, her persistence paid off.Working with a millennial populationDr. Pari shares with us why she enjoys working with a younger, millennial population, and some of the unique issues facing this generation around reproductive and sexual health.Birth control and depressionListen in as Dr. Pari explains how birth control pills can be an effective treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and how we can differentiate between normal PMS and PMDD.PMS or depression?As part of a menstrual cycle, many women will be familiar with the symptoms of PMS. Here, Dr. Pari helps us to understand what normal PMS should look like, and how to know if there is something more going on. She also shares a few simple tips to help us deal with PMS.Dealing with pregnancy hormonesHere, we discuss solutions for the partner of a pregnant woman experiencing severe mood fluctuations. Dr. Pari offers advice on how best to support a particularly difficult partner, giving tips for both women and men on how to get through these often difficult and emotional times.Postpartum depressionKeep listening as we delve into the important subject of postpartum depression, differentiating between postpartum blues and serious postpartum depression, which we learn can occur or last for much longer than many people think.Menopause - (tips for a friend!)Moving onto the next phase in a woman’s life, Dr. Pari tells us her top herbal recommendation for helping with menopause.Being a badassOne of our favorite questions to ask guests; hear what Dr. Pari considers to be a badass achievement in her life.Worst advice for womenIn this extended and humorous discussion, we talk about the worst advice Dr. Pari has heard given to women, culminating in an enlightening chat about the top things that women should not put into their vaginas; separate fact from fiction in our candid talk.Kegels and strengthening the vagina.Winding up, find out what Dr. Pari has to say about Kegels and strengthening exercises: should we do them, and what are the benefits?BackgroundDr. Pari Ghodsi is a well-known expert in women’s health. She is a board-certified and active Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology in 2002, Dr. Pari went on to study medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, graduating in 2006. She practiced in Plano, Texas, where she was acknowledged with several community awards, including being named a Top Doctor of Collin County by D Magazine.Currently, Dr. Ghodsi practices in Los Angeles, California, and enjoys writing and speaking about women’s health.Links and how to reach Dr. Pari GhodsiVisit http://www.doctorpari.com/ to find out more, and click on the links to follow her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.More info - http://unpauseyourlife.comSponsored by:The Addictions Academy - The Nation’s Leading Accredited Addiction Coaching & Intervention Training: https://theaddictionsacademy.com/The Functional Psychology Pro - Natural Solutions to Mental Health: http://drteralyn.com/Music courtesy of Crowfly - http://crowflyrocks.com/Unpause Your Life with Dr. Cali Esteshttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/unpause-your-life/
OBGYN Dr. Pari Ghodsi joins Brandi and co-host Mia Marky to discuss preventative measure for HPV, avoiding sexually transmitted illnesses, her calling always being the medical field, being happy and comfortable with your vagina, and the importance of frequent checkups.
OBGYN Dr. Pari Ghodsi joins Dr. Drew this week for a wide ranging conversation on Dr. Ghodi's experience in the world of women's health. They explore Dr. Pari's personal journey through her young life and education as well as taking listener phone calls on topics ranging from reconciliation to weening off postpartum medication.
OBGYN Dr. Pari Ghodsi joins Dr. Drew this week for a wide ranging conversation on Dr. Ghodi's experience in the world of women's health. They explore Dr. Pari's personal journey through her young life and education as well as taking listener phone calls on topics ranging from reconciliation to weening off postpartum medication.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.