Dr. Tara Gustilo
Ask the OBGYN
Q: What is it?A: Acupuncture is a healing art believed to have originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. It’s based on an understanding of health that’s somewhat different than that of Western (allopathic) medicine.  Broadly, in acupuncture, if you’re a healthy person, you’ll have a healthy body.In Western medicine, if you have a healthy body, you’ll be a healthy person. This distinction is important because it translates into radically different approaches to how to achieve... more
Preeclampsia 101
Pregnancy is generally thought of as a wonderful, magical time. Although that certainly can be so, it’s also a time of great risk for a woman’s health. Women’s bodies change in many ways to accommodate pregnancy, but sometimes these changes lead to health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clots, excessive... more
Exercise during pregnancy
Serena Williams was about eight weeks pregnant when she won her 23rd Grand Slam tennis tournament. At least 18 women have participated in the Olympics while pregnant, including Kerri Walsh Jennings, who won her third gold medal in volleyball while five weeks along. Amy Keil of Minneapolis completed the Boston Marathon while 34 weeks... more
Beyond wine and chocolate
Chances are, you’re distracted while reading this. You’re running on a constant underlying level of anxiety while scanning through the never-ending to-do list in your head. I see women of all ages with a variety of life responsibilities every day in the office, and I’ve noted a common theme — we’re all stretched thin and stressed... more
Yet another shot!?
Q: Can we skip the HPV vaccine?A: Many parents find HPV vaccination to be a particularly challenging topic as they struggle with the idea of thier child receiving an injection related to sexual health.But the vaccine — which is given during elementary school — is recommended to prevent multiple types of cancer in adulthood for both... more