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.


OB JEN Austin Triathlon Seminar

Come out to the Austin Triathlon Expo to see O.B. Jen’s latest Women’s Health Seminar!

Heatlh Tips for the Female Athlete – 12pm Sunday

Expo Schedule: Sunday, September 5th, 2010

9 AM XT Yoga Pre-Race Stretching, Hyatt Regency Hotel
10 AM – 6 PM The Austin Triathlon Expo, Hyatt Regency Hotel
10 AM – 5 PM Packet Pickup & Late Registration at The Austin Triathlon Expo
10 AM – 6 PM Mandatory Bike Check In
10 AM XT Yoga Pre-Race Stretching, The Hyatt Regency Hotel
11 AM Course & USAT Rules Review
11:30 AM Flat Tire and Transition Clinic
12 PM Health Tips for the Female Athlete with Dr. Jen Mushtaler (O.B. Jen)
1 PM Swimming Propulsion with Olympic Gold Medalist Sheila Taormina
2 PM Pro Athlete Panel Discussion
3:30 PM Course & USAT Rules Review
4 PM Flat Tire and Transition Clinic

The Austin Triathlon will be held downtown on Labor Day — this Monday, September 6!  Imagine a world class triathlon held in the front yard of one of the most active and outgoing cities in the US. Imagine a large event with the atmosphere and intimacy of a small hometown race. Imagine biking down the most historic street in Texas. Imagine the fun. That is The AVIA Austin Triathlon!

Hosted by Jack & Adam’s Bicycles and High Five Events:
www.jackandadamsbicycles.com
www.highfiveevents.com


Dreading Your Cycle on Race Day?

Check out the latest article from Dr. Jen Mushtaler, recently featured in the Red Licorice Events E-Newsletter!
http://red-licorice-events.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-from-ob-jen.html

What is the one thing your dread most going into a race? For most women, it is the thought of starting their cycle right before race day! This “bad timing” can bring about anxiety and uncertainty, not to mention the usual symptoms of PMS such as heavy flow, cramping and irritability. Does it seem like your cycle always inevitably arrives right before race day? Is there anything that you can do about this?

Great news! It is actually medically safe to skip those cycles altogether and there are several ways to achieve this. Many of my patients enjoy a period-free lifestyle by staying on a continuous birth control pill. Not only is it safe to skip your periods when you are taking a balanced hormone regimen, but there is less chance of an unplanned pregnancy if you are sexually active. There are many different pill formulations and doses to achieve this, so if one doesn’t quite work for you, we can try several different options.

Another choice is to use the birth control ring continuously. The FDA has not yet approved the ring in this manner. However, for years women with endometriosis took birth control continuously before FDA regimens were approved.

Some of my patients find that a progesterone coated IUD is perfect for freedom from periods and the hassles of a daily pill. Many patients have been mistakenly told that the IUD is an abortifacient, but this is not true. The IUD is actually a continuous spermicide, and it is over 99% effective in preventing unplanned pregnancy for up to five years. If you are uncomfortable with an IUD in the uterus, then you may be interested in Implanon. This is a single rod that is hidden underneath the skin. The rod is only millimeters thick so it does not interfere with working out and it is not noticeable. It lasts for up to three years, but these options are immediately reversed after removal.

Other patients are back on the athletic circuit after completing their families. They don’t want to be bothered with periods or the hassles of a pill or ring. For these patients, an endometrial ablation is a great choice. An endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure done in the office that permanently alters the lining of the uterus so that it does not build up. No build up, means no shedding and no period. There is no cutting involved and you still have all your own natural hormones.

All in all, you have many safe options to choose from, so we are sure to find just the treatment for you to keep you free for race day.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Jen Mushtaler to learn more!
www.capobgyn.com
(512) 83.OB.JEN


Saturday Events with OB JEN

Dr. Jen Mushtaler (a.k.a. OB JEN) has a busy day lined up for Saturday, June 19!  Check out the latest:

KXAN Health Watch: Dangers of Heat Exhaustion in Pregnancy
Catch Dr. Jen Mushtaler on the KXAN Health Watch this Saturday AM as she covers the dangers of Heat Exhaustion in Pregnancy.  With the temperature and humidity heating up over the past few weeks, be sure to listen in and take the necessary precautions!  The segment will air between 7:15 and 7:30am on Saturday.

Women’s Health Seminar with T3 Triathlon Team – Open to the Public
Something just for the LADIES!  Women’s Health Seminar with Dr. Jennifer Mushtaler this Saturday 1:30 at the T3 Training Center! This event is FREE and OPEN to the public!  You ladies know you have some very specific questions and concerns when it comes to training and racing…ask a Doctor who’s a triathlete herself!  Bring your training and health questions for OB JEN and don’t be shy!

Upcoming Events with OB JEN:
Keep an eye out for OB Jen as a sponsor at other upcoming triathlon and running events this season!

Couples Triathlon – July 10 – Jack & Adam’s/High Five Events
Cougar 5k – July 24 – Red Licorice Events
Sweet & Twisted Women’s Triathlon – August 22 – Red Licorice Events
Pure Austin Women’s Conference – September TBD

To learn more about Dr. Jen Mushtaler, visit Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas at www.capobgyn.com.  
Schedule an appointment  today!  (512) 83.OB.JEN


Bring Your Questions for OB JEN!

OB JEN will have a booth set up for free consultation during the Bike Rodeo!

Do you have questions about staying healthy while increasing activity levels?
Want to maintain good hygiene while wearing sweaty bike clothes?
Worried about saddle sores in “not so pretty” places?

Bring your questions for OB JEN…..Don’t be shy!

Team Luna Chix Bicycle Rodeo
Date: Tuesday, June 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Jack & Adam’s Bicycles

Dr. Jen Mushtaler, MD FACOG practices with Capital Ob/Gyn Associates of Texas located off Mopac near Parmer.  She has a special passion for working with female athletes to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about the practice, visit http://www.capobgyn.com.
(512) 83.OB.JEN