Author: Dr. Denise Howard

Dr. Denise Howard is the author of The Essence of You: Your Guide to Gynecologic Health. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and received her MD and MPH from the Johns Hopkins University. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery from the University of Michigan. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Senior Attending Physician at Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar.

Pregnancy and delivery usually occur without problems, but it is important to be aware of the possible complications. Preeclampsia is a condition unique to pregnancy and has the potential to be life-threatening. What is preeclampsia? It is a syndrome that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy which includes high blood...

The Flu and pregnancy can make for a scary combination. This respiratory infection, caused by the influenza virus, is an undesirable but predictable winter illness which has the potential to be more severe for expectant moms. Obstetricians worry about their patients during this time but are especially concerned this year....