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Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   02-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,925
Posted By drjkf
I suggest seeing your healthcare provider for an...

I suggest seeing your healthcare provider for an exam.  Likely the bleeding is nothing worrisome, but hard to tell without an exam.
 
Warmly,
Dr. Jennifer
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   01-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By drjkf
My apologies for not responding sooner - your...

My apologies for not responding sooner - your post got stuck in the spam folder.  Your question is a very good one - balance of immune system is so important in conceiving.  What you are talking...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   01-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By drjkf
Sorry it's taken a while for me to respond -...

Sorry it's taken a while for me to respond - this post somehow got put in the spam folder.  Green tea and Vitamin C are great detox options, and generally available.  Eating a clean, healthy diet...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   10-22-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By drjkf
Not something I have experience with, but I have...

Not something I have experience with, but I have heard from patients that they have followed advice they have gotten from friends and have conceived the gender they were hoping for.  The thing is,...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   10-04-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By drjkf
While I don't know these doctors personally,...

While I don't know these doctors personally, they have excellent credentials and can likely help you.
 
http://www.sakuranaturalhealth.com/index.html
 
Warmly,
Dr. Jennifer
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   06-07-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By drjkf
I'm sorry, this is not something I treat as I do...

I'm sorry, this is not something I treat as I do not treat pregnant women.  I don't have any experience with using Nat mur in this way.  Consulting an experienced homeopath or naturopathic midwife...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   04-02-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By drjkf
H. Pylori is a gastrointestinal bacteria,...

H. Pylori is a gastrointestinal bacteria, potentially transmitted between close contacts, so if one person in a household has it, I generally test the others as well.  While H Pylori is found...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   03-22-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By drjkf
While there are no studies on the passing of...

While there are no studies on the passing of Peridex into breastmilk, since it is a local mouthwash and not swallowed, likely the amount absorbed by you would be very small.  Asking your physician...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   03-22-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By drjkf
While breastfeeding can impact hormones, and...

While breastfeeding can impact hormones, and thus libido, I find that in many mamas of young children, the pelvic floor has not truly healed after birth.  If a woman's pelvic floor is not in good...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   03-20-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By drjkf
It looks like you posted a while ago, I'm sorry...

It looks like you posted a while ago, I'm sorry it looks like no one responded.  At this point, you are beyond the exposure/incubation period, though certainly it is important to follow the local...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   03-17-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By drjkf
I'm sorry to say that I can't give you an answer...

I'm sorry to say that I can't give you an answer on this, as every woman is different, and my answer would depend on very specific health questions, physical exam, and looking at your BBT charts as...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   02-02-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By drjkf
Honestly, as much as I like treating infections...

Honestly, as much as I like treating infections naturally, there are times when antibiotics are warranted.  Bacterial infections at the end of pregnancy are not to be taken lightly, and I have to...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   01-31-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By drjkf
In general, medical procedures seem scarier than...

In general, medical procedures seem scarier than they actually are.  Your symptoms must be followed-up to see if there is anything concerning going on.  I urge you to visit your healthcare provider...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   11-30-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By drjkf
Vitex is often given to women who are trying to...

Vitex is often given to women who are trying to conceive, and throughout the first trimester, to help maintain progesterone levels until the placenta takes over this function.  However, the formula...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   11-21-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By drjkf
It's so difficult to navigate the world of birth...

It's so difficult to navigate the world of birth control - imperfect systems for preventing something that our bodies were made to do - get pregnant.  If there is one rule I have learned with birth...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   11-15-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By drjkf
Hair loss can certainly occur from hormone...

Hair loss can certainly occur from hormone fluctuation, and may also be due to nutrition, stress, infection, or auto-immune condition.  The following are tests I would consider:
Thyroid including...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   11-12-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By drjkf
Your symptoms over the summer, combined with...

Your symptoms over the summer, combined with exaggerated reflexes, MAY mean that you have a neurological condition, which is why your doctor is recommending a neurological consult.  Or, you may have...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   10-28-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By drjkf
From a naturopathic midwife colleague:   ...

From a naturopathic midwife colleague:
 
L-theanine: haven't been able to find any studies on safety in pregnancy but might consider green tea which contains theanine in it--not sure if the decaf...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   10-27-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By drjkf
Such a challenge to figure out, isn't it?  I am...

Such a challenge to figure out, isn't it?  I am not a midwife and thus do not have expertise on advising on supplementation in pregnancy beyond prenatal multivitamins and folic acid.  But, I have...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   10-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By drjkf
Essential oils are concerning when taken...

Essential oils are concerning when taken internally, but the way you are using the lavender oil seems fine.  Many bath and body care products use this oil as a fragrance, and are not labeled as...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   10-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By drjkf
I am not able to comment on this, as it is not a...

I am not able to comment on this, as it is not a treatment I use in my practice.
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   10-11-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By drjkf
Winter health, especially cold and flu...

Winter health, especially cold and flu prevention, is probably the #1 concern among parents in my practice at this time of year.  As you likely know, the older child in the family can easily "catch"...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   09-16-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By drjkf
If it were me, I would have an honest...

If it were me, I would have an honest conversation with my provider about my concerns.  There may be specific reasons that he did things differently, or a concern he had regarding prescribing the...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   09-15-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By drjkf
I don't use this product and don't know enough...

I don't use this product and don't know enough about the formula to say whether or not it is safe while breastfeeding.  You could try calling the company and see what they say. 
 
Often with herbs...
Forum: Jennifer Karon-Flores
   09-15-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By drjkf
I don't want to second-guess another healthcare...

I don't want to second-guess another healthcare provider's decisions.  It sounds like you are looking for an ND who specializes in pregnancy, which would mean in addition to the ND degree, they...
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