OB JEN is on the air

For those who have been there, those who will be there, or those who weren’t able to tune-in last night, here is the link to the podcast with GoTribal CEO Tanya Malasch and OB JEN on exercise and pregnancy. Great questions! Great chat! OB JEN was very flattered to be invited to speak with this group. 


The total talk time is about 35 minutes so grab a smoothie, put your feet up and relax (for once)!  Doctor’s orders.

Tune in tonight! OB JEN on GOTRIbal 8pm Central.

Dr. Jen will answer your questions LIVE tonight!

Tonight at 8PM Central – Dr. Jen Mushtaler answers your questions on how to be a healthy endurance athlete!

Dr. Mushtaler will be talking with the women of GOTRIbal about “all things” health and fitness.  GOTRIbal is an organization that empowers female endurance athletes  by allowing them to connect with other women around the world! From pregnancy to menopause, OB JEN has the answer.

No question is off-limits- if you are wondering about something in particular, odds are you aren’t the only one!  If there is a question you’d like to ask in addition to those below, please tune in tonight.   You can also connect with past podcasts here

OB Jen will discuss the following common questions from female athletes:

  • Can I run during my pregnancy?
  • What exercises do you recommend during pregnancy?
  • I am a competitive athlete, but my OB said I have to stop.  Is this true?
  • Does my heart rate really have to stay below 140 bpm?
  • What special dietary modifications do I need to make?
  • I am worried about weight gain.  How much weight do I need to gain?
  • I was told not to do sit-ups.  Is this true?

Can’t wait to connect with you all on the call tonight.  Follow the link to the podcast call at 8PM Central and have your questions ready!

Visit Dr. Mushtaler’s practice website at www.capobgyn.com or contact 512-83-OB-JEN to schedule an appointment with OB JEN.

Countdown to ZOOMA Austin Race Day!

OB JEN is a proud sponsor of the ZOOMA Women’s Half Marathon & 5K!

Coming up on Saturday, April 16, the ZOOMA Austin Half Marathon & 5K races feature a challenging course through the Texas countryside and a fabulous post-race party with mini spa treatments, wine tastings, live music, and shopping at The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort.

Highlight’s of this year’s race include:
◦Complimentary training programs
◦Water, energy drink and runners’ food along the course and finish line
◦Commemorative gift for all half marathon race finishers
◦Post-race massage and shopping at ZOOMA After-Party Expo
◦Wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly at the ZOOMA After-Party Expo
◦Live music at the ZOOMA After-Party Expo

OB JEN at Packet Pickup
Leading up to the race, meet and mingle with OB JEN and her friendly staff at Thursday’s packet pickup! OR keep an eye out for OB JEN “strutting her stuff” along the Half Marathon course. Dr. Mushtaler is a “weekend warrior” out to have a fun and fantastic race on Saturday morning!

ZOOMA Austin Half Marathon & 5K
Packet Pickup
Thursday, April 14
Luke’s Locker Downtown
3pm – 7pm

Additional details about the ZOOMA Austin Half Marathon & 5K can be found on their website www.zoomarun.com/austin or by visiting their Facebook page.

This is a fabulous “girls weekend” event that you don’t want to miss!

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jen Mushtaler, affectionately known as OB JEN, by visiting the Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas Website.  www.capobgyn.com

New Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas Website!

Visit our new website at www.capobgyn.com!
We are excited to launch a beautiful new website for Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas!  It is our continued goal to provide you with the most comfortable and helpful service possible, and we took great care to create a site that outlines pertinent and important information just for you.  In addition to a comprehensive listing of our obstetrics and gynecology treatment services, we have also provided a host of educational resources for women of all generations — including pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, general ob/gyn, nutrition, healthy living and more.
Pregnancy and Insurance FAQ’s are available at your fingertips to answer any commonly asked questions.  If you are a new patient, all the forms you need for your first appointment are listed on the site.  Just download the forms and bring them with you!
Whether you have been with Dr. Mushtaler for years or are just getting acquainted with Capital Ob/GynAssociates of Texas, thank you for trusting us with your care.  We look forward to welcoming you soon at our new office.

Please call us directly at 512-83-OBJEN (512-836-2536) if you have any questions or visit our new site at www.capobgyn.com.

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Welcome January 2011 and National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!
It is that time of year for new beginnings and resolutions. Many of my patients have embraced this as an opportunity for self-improvement. If you are still searching for that ideal goal, I have the perfect resolution for you. January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Make a resolution to come in for your preventive health exam or encourage a family member who has neglected her own health to do so. The CDC reported as recently as 2002 that 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed annually in the U.S. This is disheartening. Cervical cancer is a 100% preventable disease!

women's healthTwo of the biggest risk factors for the development of cervical cancer are lack of regular screening and human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. We can now detect infection by high risk HPV even when the PAP smear cytology is normal. Further, surveillance and early treatment is proven to prevent progression to cancer. Patients need not fear a PAP smear or hearing that their result is abnormal. It is normal to be shy about such a personal exam, but PAP smears need not be painful at all. Indicated surveillance is done in the office using a special microscope called a colposcope to identify areas of abnormality. If treatment is required, it can be done with a simple outpatient procedure.

The worst thing a woman can do is to neglect or ignore this basic health need. For additional information check out http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/pap-test.cfm.

Schedule an appointment with OB JEN at Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas by calling 512-83-OB-JEN.  Visit us online at www.capobgyn.com.

Fundraising with Team LIVESTRONG

OB JEN is proud to announce that she will be participating in the 2011 LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon!  Not only will Dr. Mushtaler be running the half marathon on February 20, 2011, but she is also generously participating with Team LIVESTRONG to raise $500 for the LIVESTRONG Foundation and cancer awareness.

By fundraising just $500 for Team LIVESTRONG, OB JEN has joined a group of committed individuals dedicated to inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer.  Participation on Team LIVESTRONG for the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon or Half Marathon includes:

  • Paid Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry
  • LIVESTRONG Racing Gear (Nike Tech Shirt and Cap)
  • Personal Fundraising Website
  • Fundraising Support Resources & Materials   
  • Commitment to Fundraise $500 for Team LIVESTRONG

Rather than running alone, OB JEN has chosen to fundraise and run with one of the many teams in the Austin community — Team Upbeat!  You can join OB JEN and the Team Upbeat Runners by signing up here: http://runaustin.livestrong.org/marathon2011/teamupbeat

You can also run as an individual or create your own team by clicking here.  ALL you need to do is sign up for Team LIVESTRONG — they will take care of the rest! 

If you would like to donate directly to OB JEN, please click on Dr. Mushtaler’s personal fundriasing page.

In addition to the LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, Team LIVESTRONG will participate in 17 major athletic events around the world, host four events in the United States and once again serve as a proud charity partner in the World Marathon Majors.  With Team LIVESTRONG you can walk, run, ride or tri in the fight against cancer.  Learn More at www.teamlivestrong.org.  

LIVESTRONG provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer—and work for a world in which our fight is no longer necessary.  They have been fighting since 1997 to improve the cancer experience and make cancer a priority.

As a runner and triathlete herself, Dr. Jen Mushtaler has a special passion for working with female atheletes — helping them stay healthy and reach their fitness goals!

For more information, contact 512-83-OBJEN.  To schedule an appointment with Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas or learn more about OB JEN’s practice, visit www.capobgyn.com.

Welcome, Come On In!

Welcome to Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas!

Our first month of operations has been a blast!  OB JEN has created a welcoming and nurturing environment for patients at her new practice, allowing patients to feel at ease and comfortable throughout their entire appointment process.  We are so pleased with the new office layout and the friendly staff welcomes patients with open arms.  

You might recognize our new Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas logo on our new scrubs at the office — we are loving the bright colors and professional appearance of the new logo!   

Be sure to schedule an appointment with OB JEN — we look forward to seeing you soon at Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas!  Visit our website at www.capobgyn.com or call us at 512-83-OBJEN.

New Look of OB JEN!

Introducing the NEW and IMPROVED look and feel of OB JEN!  You will probably recognize the same circle logo, but now with a new twist for the opening of my new practice!

Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas is scheduled to open in just a few weeks on October 18, 2010.  My new office will be located just across the street from my current location (Mopac & Parmer Lane), and all hospital care, deliveries and surgeries will continue at The Women’s Center of Texas and the North Austin Surgery Center.


Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas, PA
Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler
12201 Renfert Way, Suite 325, Austin, Texas 78758
Tel: 512.836.2536   (512.83.OBJEN)

My staff and I look forward to welcoming you to Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas beginning October 18, 2010!  Be sure to visit our new website and schedule an appointment today!


Pink Glove Dance: The Sequel

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, I wanted to share this video with you:


The 2010 sequel to the Pink Glove Dance features more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from all over the United States and Canada. Thank you to the participants who showed incredible spirit in support of the cause.

Help Us Make It a Pink Glove Nation
Our mission is to share this video with as many people as possible to raise awareness for the early detection of breast cancer so we can save more lives. Please share the Pink Glove Dance sequel with your coworkers, friends, family and neighbors.  http://pinkglovedance.com/

OB JEN Delivers Happy Healthy Triplets








Three healthy and adorable baby girls were delivered last week by OB JEN!  With the odds of spontaneous triplets (no fertility drugs) being 1 in 6-8000, this is definitely a very rare event!  Dr. Jen Mushtaler was the treating obstetrician and surgeon for the big baby surprise and cared for the mother, Pamela Gooding, throughout her high-risk pregnancy.

Read the Full Story Here: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/health/big-baby-surprise-for-austin-couple








Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler (a.k.a. OB JEN) is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has provided compassionate medical care to all generations of women for the past twelve years.  She is pleased to announce the opening of her new practice, Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas, on October 18, 2010.  In addition to her work as an obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Mushtaler enjoys a special interest in working with active females to help them accomplish their health and fitness goals.

Contact OB JEN at 512.83.OB.JEN to set up an appointment at the new office!