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In the Ladies' Room with Dr. Donnica

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In the Ladies' Room with Dr. Donnica

In the Ladies' Room with Dr. Donnica

Dr. Donnica Moore

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“In the Ladies’ Room with Dr. Donnica” is the only public ladies' room you can enter any time without ever waiting on line! Hosted by women’s health expert and media commentator Donnica Moore MD, the podcast will feature real conversations, with real women, about really intimate issues. They may be embarrassing, sad or funny, but they will always beinteresting & informative. You know, like the best conversations you've ever had in ladies' rooms with your best friends. . .or total strangers. . .and a physician!With a wide variety of guests with “been there, done that” expertise, Dr. Donnica discusses the health and wellness topics women often talk with her about in the ladies’ room. . . after speaking engagements, mediabriefings, at events, or just because they happen to be chatting anonymously while waiting on line or over the sink. Generally, these topics tend to be things that are embarrassing; issues Dr. Donnica calls “the Toilet Talk topics” (anything related to bowel or bladder issues, gas, bodily functions, periods, discharges, etc.); questions related to sex and intimacy; subjects women are uncomfortable discussing in public or in “mixed company”; challenges women are struggling with; or anything top of mind or in the news. In each topic, we add our Top Tips about that topic as well as a call to action.

Latest Episodes

117: We Need More Doctors in Congress with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

In the ladies' room today, we have some breaking news! Our guest, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, just won the Democratic primary in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District! Hiral is an emergency medicine physician, cancer research advocate, and on the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation. She discusses the coronavirus and mistakes states have made along the way. They also go into detail on the steps states and government officials can take to get more testing and help lower the spread of the virus. Hiral talks about what inspired her to run for office and how she saw a need to help her country. Hiral and Donnica talk about the history and importance of having doctors in Congress. Hiral goes over her plan to improve healthcare in America and the fight going on right now to stop people from getting healthcare. She believes that a public healthcare option is essential to create a better system for Americans. She talks about her personal experience watching family members suffer from a failed healthcare system.

51 MIN1 d ago
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117: We Need More Doctors in Congress with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

116: Pandemic Sex with Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn

Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn is back to talk about what you’ve all been asking about: how to have safe sex during the pandemic. Dr. Lynn is just the person to talk to about his. She is the Director of the Evora Center for Menopause and Sexual Health. She’s a board-certified gynecologist, sexual medicine specialist, a trained Sexual Counselor, a Certified Menopause Provider, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Louis University School of Medicine. If you haven’t heard her on episode #59 “Becoming Cliterate”, go back and listen! She answers your questions about what’s allowed when your partner tests positive for COVID-19. Becky and Donnica go into the types of conversations you should be having with your children about safe sex in the pandemic. And they discuss how to go about being single and deciding to mingle right now. Overall, it’s almost impossible to be completely safe if you’re engaging in sexual activity without quarantining with the person...

68 MIN1 w ago
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116: Pandemic Sex with Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn

115: Double Blind: Genetic Insights from COVID-19 to Ovarian Cancer with Dr. Sara Winokur

Dr. Sara Winokur is an accomplished molecular geneticist, researcher, and novelist. She has earned a master’s degree in cytogenetics and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. She was on the team that discovered the genes associated with Dwarfism, Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntington’s Disease. She is an ovarian cancer survivor and thriver. Sara discusses how the coronavirus is mutating. Unlike the flu virus, coronavirus isn’t mutating at as quickly of a rate. This means that vaccine research should be able to keep up with how the virus is changing. She talks about her experience with ovarian cancer. Sara was lucky in that she was able to catch ovarian cancer at stage one. Unfortunately, many women do not get diagnosed until stage two or three because there are so few symptoms. While Sara was recovering, she spent her time writing her new novel “Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders” which is out now.

47 MIN1 w ago
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115: Double Blind: Genetic Insights from COVID-19 to Ovarian Cancer with Dr. Sara Winokur

114: Racial Disparities in Mental Health: Postpartum Depression in Women of Color with Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite

Dr. Nicole Christian-Braithwaite is a psychiatrist as well as the Founder and CEO of Well Minds Psychiatry & Consulting. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and complete her psychiatry resident training at Massachusetts General/McLean Hospital Residency Program. Nicole and Donnica talk about postpartum depression and explain what it feels like for new moms. Nicole discusses the details of her experience with postpartum depression and not being able to do basic tasks or feel good enough to be a mom. When she reached out to a a psychiatrist and her support system to find out that postpartum is very common for new moms. From there, she realized she needed to share her story so other women wouldn’t feel ashamed by their feelings. Over 40% of black women in America experience postpartum depression, but unfortunately, it is often diagnosed too late. They talk about what leads to the percentage of black women being more susceptible to postpartum depression t...

67 MIN2 w ago
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114: Racial Disparities in Mental Health: Postpartum Depression in Women of Color with Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite

113: Global Health: Covid-19 & Racial Disparities with Dr. Tsion Firew

Dr. Tsion Firew is an emergency physician at Columbia University, where she’s an assistant professor of Global Health. She’s served as a medic in the Iraq War. She’s also become a huge advocate for COVID testing for front line workers after she tested positive herself. Tsion joins Dr. Donnica and talks about when it’s necessary to call 911 and take an ambulance or drive to the hospital. Often people will decide to bring their loved ones to the hospital on their own, but calling an ambulance will give them extra time to be treated before they get there. They discuss the experience of working in the hospital during the pandemic and what that means for health care workers who are constantly being exposed to COVID positive patients. Tsion discusses the racial disparities she has seen in the pandemic. During her time at medical school, Dr. Firew consistently noticed that there were very few women of color in her classes. And now she’s seeing similar racial issues for patients. Unfor...

61 MIN2 w ago
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113: Global Health: Covid-19 & Racial Disparities with Dr. Tsion Firew

112: Mothering Yourself First - Through the Pandemic & Beyond with Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas is a Celebrity Doula, one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, and a Maternity Wellness Expert. Latham works with women to embrace their optimal wellness and spiritual growth to empowerment. She’s the founder of Mama Glow, a global women’s health and education brand. A new version of her book “Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowing the Queen” is out this summer! She tells us about the experience of being a virtual doula in the times of coronavirus. She’s been teaching her methods online during these times. She goes through what a doula is and how a doula can be a helpful third party in the birth to feel supported and empowered in the process. The rules of the hospitals have changed during the pandemic. So it’s important that expecting mothers are prepared for the new procedures of the hospital. It’s important to use this time at home to listen to what your need to work on yourself. Find a self care routine that will allow you to live a happ...

53 MIN3 w ago
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112: Mothering Yourself First - Through the Pandemic & Beyond with Latham Thomas

111: Restoring Hope and Rebuilding Lives Through Recovery with Claudia Garcia

In the ladies' room, today is Claudia Garcia, MBA, RN, CADAC II, LAC. She has more than fifteen years of direct patient care experience as well as managerial and recruitment experience. She currently is an appointed member of the Indiana Office of the Attorney General and Prescription Drug Task Force. She talks about her personal and professional experiences with addiction which have led her to develop one the most seamless, comprehensive, and resourceful family programs in the country, The Parkland Center in Chesterton Indiana. She discusses the substance abuse issues in America and how treatment and aftercare treatment can save lives. Recovery is a lifetime journey, and Claudia is working with people to be sober not only when they're in treatment but what happens after. It can differ for everyone. So she's trying to find the best ways to get across to someone you love and get them the help they need.

36 MINJUN 26
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111: Restoring Hope and Rebuilding Lives Through Recovery with Claudia Garcia

110: Flawlessly Fallen: The Emotional Fallout of Miscarriage with Sekou & Stacy Andrews

A big day in the ladies' room because we have a Grammy nominee, a married couple, and a gender reveal! Sekou Andrews is a world-renowned spoken word poet who has performed for Barack Obama in Oprah's backyard. His video "Flawlessly Fallen" was inspired by his wife Stacy's miscarriage, and you must watch it! Sekou and Stacy join me in the ladies' room to share their very personal story of having a miscarriage and how most people don't know what to say when their friend has one. So they end up not saying anything and what a lonely experience that can be. They talk about their journey into this new pregnancy during the age of coronavirus and what that means for doctors' visits and kicking dad out of the room.

29 MINJUN 22
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110: Flawlessly Fallen: The Emotional Fallout of Miscarriage with Sekou & Stacy Andrews

109: Debunking the Myths About Coronavirus: Facts Over Fear and Fallacy with Dr. Lucy McBride

Dr. Lucy McBride is a Washington DC internist who graduated with honors from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, she spent a year studying pharmacology as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Cambridge in England, followed by residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After several years practicing Emergency Medicine at Hopkins, she joined Foxhall Internists in Washington DC. She has special interests in hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and women’s health. She recently came out with a daily newsletter about COVID-19 that has now gone viral. She gives advice not only about coronavirus but also keeping up your mental health during the pandemic. A lot of people are experiencing anxiety and trauma from the quarantine. Everyone is going through a state of loss, whether that be the loss of a loved one, the loss of your daily routine, the loss of your high school graduation. Though the loss can vary in degrees of heaviness, we still have to acknowle...

49 MINJUN 17
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109: Debunking the Myths About Coronavirus: Facts Over Fear and Fallacy with Dr. Lucy McBride

108: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Una D. McCann MD

Here to discuss PTSD with us today is Dr. Una McCann, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she is also the Co-Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sleep Research. Previously, she held positions as a research psychiatrist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and as Chief of the Unit on Anxiety at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She is an editorial board member for 6 different medical journals, and widely regarded as a pre-eminent expert on depression and anxiety. We discuss how PTSD is an anxiety disorder. Una goes through the criteria for what is considered PTSD and the behavior that comes with the disorder. They talk about why some people go through traumatic experiences and develop PTSD and why others don't.

48 MINMAY 28
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108: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Una D. McCann MD

Latest Episodes

117: We Need More Doctors in Congress with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

In the ladies' room today, we have some breaking news! Our guest, Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, just won the Democratic primary in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District! Hiral is an emergency medicine physician, cancer research advocate, and on the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation. She discusses the coronavirus and mistakes states have made along the way. They also go into detail on the steps states and government officials can take to get more testing and help lower the spread of the virus. Hiral talks about what inspired her to run for office and how she saw a need to help her country. Hiral and Donnica talk about the history and importance of having doctors in Congress. Hiral goes over her plan to improve healthcare in America and the fight going on right now to stop people from getting healthcare. She believes that a public healthcare option is essential to create a better system for Americans. She talks about her personal experience watching family members suffer from a failed healthcare system.

51 MIN1 d ago
Comments
117: We Need More Doctors in Congress with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

116: Pandemic Sex with Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn

Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn is back to talk about what you’ve all been asking about: how to have safe sex during the pandemic. Dr. Lynn is just the person to talk to about his. She is the Director of the Evora Center for Menopause and Sexual Health. She’s a board-certified gynecologist, sexual medicine specialist, a trained Sexual Counselor, a Certified Menopause Provider, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Louis University School of Medicine. If you haven’t heard her on episode #59 “Becoming Cliterate”, go back and listen! She answers your questions about what’s allowed when your partner tests positive for COVID-19. Becky and Donnica go into the types of conversations you should be having with your children about safe sex in the pandemic. And they discuss how to go about being single and deciding to mingle right now. Overall, it’s almost impossible to be completely safe if you’re engaging in sexual activity without quarantining with the person...

68 MIN1 w ago
Comments
116: Pandemic Sex with Dr. Becky Kaufman Lynn

115: Double Blind: Genetic Insights from COVID-19 to Ovarian Cancer with Dr. Sara Winokur

Dr. Sara Winokur is an accomplished molecular geneticist, researcher, and novelist. She has earned a master’s degree in cytogenetics and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. She was on the team that discovered the genes associated with Dwarfism, Muscular Dystrophy, and Huntington’s Disease. She is an ovarian cancer survivor and thriver. Sara discusses how the coronavirus is mutating. Unlike the flu virus, coronavirus isn’t mutating at as quickly of a rate. This means that vaccine research should be able to keep up with how the virus is changing. She talks about her experience with ovarian cancer. Sara was lucky in that she was able to catch ovarian cancer at stage one. Unfortunately, many women do not get diagnosed until stage two or three because there are so few symptoms. While Sara was recovering, she spent her time writing her new novel “Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders” which is out now.

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
115: Double Blind: Genetic Insights from COVID-19 to Ovarian Cancer with Dr. Sara Winokur

114: Racial Disparities in Mental Health: Postpartum Depression in Women of Color with Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite

Dr. Nicole Christian-Braithwaite is a psychiatrist as well as the Founder and CEO of Well Minds Psychiatry & Consulting. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and complete her psychiatry resident training at Massachusetts General/McLean Hospital Residency Program. Nicole and Donnica talk about postpartum depression and explain what it feels like for new moms. Nicole discusses the details of her experience with postpartum depression and not being able to do basic tasks or feel good enough to be a mom. When she reached out to a a psychiatrist and her support system to find out that postpartum is very common for new moms. From there, she realized she needed to share her story so other women wouldn’t feel ashamed by their feelings. Over 40% of black women in America experience postpartum depression, but unfortunately, it is often diagnosed too late. They talk about what leads to the percentage of black women being more susceptible to postpartum depression t...

67 MIN2 w ago
Comments
114: Racial Disparities in Mental Health: Postpartum Depression in Women of Color with Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite

113: Global Health: Covid-19 & Racial Disparities with Dr. Tsion Firew

Dr. Tsion Firew is an emergency physician at Columbia University, where she’s an assistant professor of Global Health. She’s served as a medic in the Iraq War. She’s also become a huge advocate for COVID testing for front line workers after she tested positive herself. Tsion joins Dr. Donnica and talks about when it’s necessary to call 911 and take an ambulance or drive to the hospital. Often people will decide to bring their loved ones to the hospital on their own, but calling an ambulance will give them extra time to be treated before they get there. They discuss the experience of working in the hospital during the pandemic and what that means for health care workers who are constantly being exposed to COVID positive patients. Tsion discusses the racial disparities she has seen in the pandemic. During her time at medical school, Dr. Firew consistently noticed that there were very few women of color in her classes. And now she’s seeing similar racial issues for patients. Unfor...

61 MIN2 w ago
Comments
113: Global Health: Covid-19 & Racial Disparities with Dr. Tsion Firew

112: Mothering Yourself First - Through the Pandemic & Beyond with Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas is a Celebrity Doula, one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, and a Maternity Wellness Expert. Latham works with women to embrace their optimal wellness and spiritual growth to empowerment. She’s the founder of Mama Glow, a global women’s health and education brand. A new version of her book “Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowing the Queen” is out this summer! She tells us about the experience of being a virtual doula in the times of coronavirus. She’s been teaching her methods online during these times. She goes through what a doula is and how a doula can be a helpful third party in the birth to feel supported and empowered in the process. The rules of the hospitals have changed during the pandemic. So it’s important that expecting mothers are prepared for the new procedures of the hospital. It’s important to use this time at home to listen to what your need to work on yourself. Find a self care routine that will allow you to live a happ...

53 MIN3 w ago
Comments
112: Mothering Yourself First - Through the Pandemic & Beyond with Latham Thomas

111: Restoring Hope and Rebuilding Lives Through Recovery with Claudia Garcia

In the ladies' room, today is Claudia Garcia, MBA, RN, CADAC II, LAC. She has more than fifteen years of direct patient care experience as well as managerial and recruitment experience. She currently is an appointed member of the Indiana Office of the Attorney General and Prescription Drug Task Force. She talks about her personal and professional experiences with addiction which have led her to develop one the most seamless, comprehensive, and resourceful family programs in the country, The Parkland Center in Chesterton Indiana. She discusses the substance abuse issues in America and how treatment and aftercare treatment can save lives. Recovery is a lifetime journey, and Claudia is working with people to be sober not only when they're in treatment but what happens after. It can differ for everyone. So she's trying to find the best ways to get across to someone you love and get them the help they need.

36 MINJUN 26
Comments
111: Restoring Hope and Rebuilding Lives Through Recovery with Claudia Garcia

110: Flawlessly Fallen: The Emotional Fallout of Miscarriage with Sekou & Stacy Andrews

A big day in the ladies' room because we have a Grammy nominee, a married couple, and a gender reveal! Sekou Andrews is a world-renowned spoken word poet who has performed for Barack Obama in Oprah's backyard. His video "Flawlessly Fallen" was inspired by his wife Stacy's miscarriage, and you must watch it! Sekou and Stacy join me in the ladies' room to share their very personal story of having a miscarriage and how most people don't know what to say when their friend has one. So they end up not saying anything and what a lonely experience that can be. They talk about their journey into this new pregnancy during the age of coronavirus and what that means for doctors' visits and kicking dad out of the room.

29 MINJUN 22
Comments
110: Flawlessly Fallen: The Emotional Fallout of Miscarriage with Sekou & Stacy Andrews

109: Debunking the Myths About Coronavirus: Facts Over Fear and Fallacy with Dr. Lucy McBride

Dr. Lucy McBride is a Washington DC internist who graduated with honors from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, she spent a year studying pharmacology as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Cambridge in England, followed by residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After several years practicing Emergency Medicine at Hopkins, she joined Foxhall Internists in Washington DC. She has special interests in hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and women’s health. She recently came out with a daily newsletter about COVID-19 that has now gone viral. She gives advice not only about coronavirus but also keeping up your mental health during the pandemic. A lot of people are experiencing anxiety and trauma from the quarantine. Everyone is going through a state of loss, whether that be the loss of a loved one, the loss of your daily routine, the loss of your high school graduation. Though the loss can vary in degrees of heaviness, we still have to acknowle...

49 MINJUN 17
Comments
109: Debunking the Myths About Coronavirus: Facts Over Fear and Fallacy with Dr. Lucy McBride

108: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Una D. McCann MD

Here to discuss PTSD with us today is Dr. Una McCann, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she is also the Co-Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sleep Research. Previously, she held positions as a research psychiatrist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and as Chief of the Unit on Anxiety at the National Institutes of Mental Health. She is an editorial board member for 6 different medical journals, and widely regarded as a pre-eminent expert on depression and anxiety. We discuss how PTSD is an anxiety disorder. Una goes through the criteria for what is considered PTSD and the behavior that comes with the disorder. They talk about why some people go through traumatic experiences and develop PTSD and why others don't.

48 MINMAY 28
Comments
108: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Una D. McCann MD
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