I found a fabulous primary care physician named Maggie Yu, here in Sherwood. As you can tell from her last name, she's Asian - Chinese to be exact, and she's a hoot! She's fabulous, for anyone who is looking for a new family doctor.
Anyway, down to the nitty gritty... I saw her today to simply establish care so that when Londyn comes, we will be set with our family doc. We also did some baby talk about where I'm at and what I need to be doing. I wasn't expecting a needle in my arm, testing for a Vitamin D deficiency... nor was I planning on the "exercise" talk. Ugh. This doc is one tough cookie! For most of you that don't know, I have some pretty hefty anxiety and so I take meds for this condition. Since I've been pregnant, the risk of getting off the meds was much higher than staying on them... so I figured that was the cure to my anxiety. It has worked wonders! Unfortunately, Maggie told me that my ZERO exercise per day/week isn't cutting it. Exercise is a huge dose of medicine for anxiety and can really lift the spirits, naturally. I know she's right. This isn't the first time I've heard the "exercise" talk. Not only for my anxiety, but I need the exercise for the deep and depressed state my body will be in, postpartum.
Ever since I was diagnosed with Placenta Previa, I've had a huge OUT from exercise and was told NOT to over-do anything. It was nice while it lasted...
Richard Simmons... look out!