Pretty in Pink Podcast
Summary: Welcome to the Pretty Pink Podcast where we discuss real life issues and provide insight that empowers you to make better decisions. The Pretty in Pink Podcast is your go-to podcast for all things women. On our podcast, we sit down with experts on Mondays and Thursdays to discuss topics from love, sex and relationships to gynecologic issues such as endometriosis and fibroids. Your host, Dr. Ruthie O. Arumala, is a Georgetown University trained Ob/Gyn with a passion to discuss health and lifestyle issues in a way that is accessible to every woman. You can expect a down-to-earth conversation about pertinent, common feminine-focused topics with tangible takeaways that will undoubtedly improve your life. Join women all over the globe who do not want to wade through the random information on the internet. Instead they would rather get real information from an expert. It is now YOUR turn to be part of this exciting movement.
Soon after the arrival of a bundle of love, new mothers make the decision to breast, bottle or both feed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding EXCLUSIVELY for the 1st 6 months of life. Why is breastfeeding so important? What are the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding? In this episode, we discuss breastfeeding with Dr. Chinny Obiwanne, "the breastfeeding doc." Dr. Obiwanne discusses her personal journey and how she created courses to assist mothers and professionals.
Gone are the days of old baggy tees and standard gym shorts. We can now find a plethora of clothing options to compliment the hours we spend training our minds + bodies. In this episode, we discuss contemporary athletic fashion with founder of the exciting Kenyan-born, LA-bred Zoezi sportswear line, Yvonne Bulimo. Miss Bulimo shares her personal journey and gives us insight into how she has created a niche that blends her ethnic background with her varied interests in fitness and fashion.
Recently there has been an awareness of the overwhelming stress physicians face resulting in all too common 'Physician Burn-out'. Physical or mental collapse due to stress of work and/or life is not unique to the medical field. In this episode, we discuss "Burn-out" from a physician's perspective with board certified Internist, Dr. Christine Nwoha. Through this discussion we hope to raise awareness and offer simple solutions for individuals feeling overwhelmed in any field.
Many mothers of teenage girls and young adult women wonder when they should transition from seeing a Pediatrician or Family Doctor to a Gynecologist . With the current cervical cancer screening guidelines starting at 21, many women are unsure if there is any utility to visiting a Gynecologist prior to 21. In this episode, we discuss these issues and more with board certified Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologist (PAG) Dr. Chimsom T. Oleka.
In this journey called life, we all experience loss in some way. It could be the loss of a job, an opportunity, a relationship or a loved one. Thankfully most of us have not experienced the death of a sibling. In this episode, we discuss the loss of an adult brother with board certified family physician, Dr. Kristamarie Collman. Dr. Kristamarie and I share how we navigate life after the passing of Lamar Collman & Samuel Arumala. This episode is dedicated to the loving memory of our amazing brothers.
"At this point, I think it is best we consider surgery." I give this recommendation to my patients when necessary: after failed conservative management. Albeit it necessary to take the surgical approach to many conditions, many of us dread hearing these words. In this episode, I discuss how a surgeon approaches her craft with my mentor, Dr. Ada Emarievbe. Dr. Emarievbe invites us into the mind of a surgeon as we prepare for 'game day.'She shares her best advice for patients and caregivers alike.
Fibroids, although benign, have dire consequences for many women. From heavy periods to enlarging waist lines to frequent urination, back pain, constipation, and anemia, these pervasive symptoms can really change the way an affected woman lives her life. In this episode, Ms. Doreen Caven, Co-founder of 'The Girls Like Me' candidly shares her fibroid story. She discusses her symptoms, choice to have a myomectomy and life after the myomectomy. This is one episode, you don't want to miss!
Finding time to fit in a workout while juggling the demands of a busy career, maintaining a relationship and or being a mother can be very challenging. Many of us push this important aspect of our health to the side as we work to address the other more seemingly important issues vying for our attention. In this episode, we discuss how to maintain a fit lifestyle with Ob/Gyn resident Dr. Jedidah Nuamah @the.docjay (IG).
The contribution by Robert F. Smith to erase the student loan debt incurred by the Morehouse college class of 2019 resurrected the discussion about student loans. In fact 70% of us owe ~$26,000 in student load debt after attending a 4 yr institution. Many of us owe much more as we earn graduate and doctoral degrees. In this episode, we discuss how to pay back student loan debt WHILE in grad school w/ Dr. Indira Turney. Dr. Turney shares her experience paying back >$60,000 of debt during her Ph.D program.
There is an interesting debate about midwifery: is it the oldest profession? Regardless of the advent of the profession, midwives have played a role in maternal health for a very long time. In this episode, we discuss midwifery and its role in improving the current state of maternal health with: Mrs. Ebony Marcelle, CNM, MS. Mrs Marcelle is the director of Midwifery at the Family Health and Birth Center (FHBC). FHBC is the only federally funded free-standing birth center in Washington DC.
Writing is such a powerful tool to: -Plan your life -Record your thoughts -Move your vision forward -Translate your experiences. In this episode, we discuss the 'power of the pen' with author, speaker, blogger, mompreneur and anesthesiologist, Dr. Kanisha Hall. For more information: https://www.drkanisha.com IG:@drkanisha
Have you ever wondered: 'What is a doula?' 'What do they do?' 'Do I need one?' 'Should I hire one?' Many of my patients ask me these questions and more! In this episode, we discuss the role of doulas in the obstetric team with Nicole Vascianna, RN, CLEC. Nicole is a doula, L & D nurse, lactation counselor and founder of the Village Maternity Services. To learn more visit https://www.villagematernityservices.com. IG @village_maternity_services @nicole.vasci
In this episode, the prolific host of the unmothered+unbothered podcast eloquently shares her fibroid story. Miss Detina leaves no stone unturned as she invites us into her world. She discusses her initial diagnosis, experience with a myomectomy (removal of fibroids), discovery of a recurrence of fibroids and current dilemma of having the added desire of childbearing. Precious shares her story as only a true communicator can. This powerful episode demystifies the fibroid experience in a unique way.
It seems like recently HIV/AIDs has not been a hot topic in major media. Since we don't hear about this disease so often anymore, many of us wonder if there is still an HIV epidemic in the US? Worldwide? In this episode, we explore the disease and how it affects our communities today with Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale University, Dr Ijeoma Opara, PhD, MPH, LMSW.
Very soon, you will be visiting your local physician office, clinic, emergency department or hospital and be greeted by a healthcare provider who introduces themselves to you as "Hello, I am Dr. XX. I have a doctorate in nursing practice." In this episode, we discuss the history, trajectory and roles of an individual with a nursing doctorate with DNP student, Tye Hubbard.