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Dropping F bombs to your Gynecologist

When you have a long track record of horrible experiences at the doctor’s office, it’s an accomplishment to feel like you’ve really outdone yourself. When I was younger, my biggest fear was syringes. Well, that and Russian attack, but let’s stay focused. While we didn’t frequent the doctor all that often, it seemed to me […]


I just Googled “epidural needle” and now I’m filled with regret. My palms are sweating and I keep squinting my eyes every time I look at this image. I wonder if they have different sized syringes for different sized women the way they have varied speculum depending on the size of your v hole. I […]