In this week’s fascinating show, Dr. J’s and Dr. Bunny’s conversation ranges from epidurals, to childbirth, to pain, to heart disease, stroke, and finally to the transition we all make at the end of our lives.

Dr. J just got back from Las Vegas where he attended a medical convention.  They discussed epidurals and the different techniques doctors use when applying the treatment.  Dr. J describes an epidural:  Medicine is placed (injected) around the spinal cord to reduce inflammation and decrease pain.  Epidurals can be used for knee replacements, hip replacements, and childbirth.

An OB/GYN for 30 years, Dr. J has seen a lot of childbirth.  In the case of epidurals, Dr. J leaves it up to the mom.  There are a lot of options.  Some women choose epidurals, others choose natural childbirth, and others – intravenous medication.   Dr. J believes that whatever keeps the patient safe is the way to go.

Times have changed and the attitude toward birthing has changed as well.  It used to be that people thought childbirth was just a painful and horrible experience.  Twilight sleep was used and moms woke up not connected to the baby next to them.  Eventually it became recognized that women want to be present to their birthing experience.  Despite the pain, they consider it a joyous experience!

Listen to this week’s show for more details on childbirth and deep conversation on the many twists and turns of life!

About Dr. Johannes Ramirez (from his website):

Dr. Johannes Ramirez is a leading provider of obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in female reproductive health issues, weight loss, and gynecological health issues as well as testosterone replacement treatment for men and women.

Dr. Ramirez has a Master’s in Physiology and Neurobiology and over 20 publications in print.  He has been a practicing OB/GYN for 28 years and has the unique experience and qualifications which blend together to provide a cohesive approach to patient care.  He stays abreast of the latest developments in women’s health issues and renews his certification with the American College of OB/GYN board annually.

The practice is committed to staying up-to-date with new developments in obstetrics and gynecology and informing patients through consultation and regular educational seminars.  Dr. Ramirez can help with a variety of issues.  Dr. Ramirez and his staff are also dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in a way that takes into account their own personal needs and medical profile.

A physician-supervised medical weight loss program is the safest method for weight loss and maintenance.  The practice offers strategies and nutritional plans available only to medical doctors and provide results that no other program can duplicate.  The practice’s weight loss plans not only result in patients feeling better about their appearance but put them on the road to better health as well.

When not with his patients, Dr. Ramirez enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children, kite surfing, and golfing. He is also a private pilot with over 500 hours flight time.Whatever a patient’s needs or concerns, call Women’s Care Center today for a free consultation. To accommodate the busy schedules of today’s patients, the practice also supports email and tele-medicine visits.

 Contact Dr. Ramirez at (805) 485-8515. 650 Hobson Way, Suite 201, Oxnard CA

 Website: http://www.johannesramirezmd.com/