When Your Health Changes in an Instant
The Triplets' Surprise!
Identical triplets Erica, Jaclyn and Nicole announce their pregnancies. The sisters have their ultrasounds live onstage to find out the answer to the question everyone wants to know ... are the triplets carrying triplets?
Watch and find out!
Executive producer of The Doctors Jay McGraw asks OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson why his wife, Erica, who is four months pregnant, has never experienced morning sickness.
Nicole is six months along and has learned she has a condition called placenta previa. Dr. Lisa explains what that means and how that will affect Nicole's delivery options.
Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy
Jacyln is five-and-a-half months pregnant and recounts the severe abdominal pain that sent her to the emergency room. Dr. Lisa details reasons for pain, and why it's important to seek medical attention immediately.
What to Eat When You're Expecting
Pregnant women should eat 1,800 to 3,000 calories per day, depending on their pre-pregnancy weight. The triplets whip up preggo-friendly snacks.
"You're not eating for two ... or three, or four! You only need 300 more calories a day," Dr. Lisa advises.
See the complete list of foods you should and shouldn't eat when pregnant.
Varicose Vein Procedure
When the viewers speak out, The Doctors listens! Debbie from Wichita, Kansas wanted The Doctors to produce a show about how to get rid of varicose veins. She submitted her idea to ProduceTheDoctors.com, and it was selected as a topic for the show. Vein specialist Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian demonstrates a way to reverse the unsightly blood vessels using the foam sclerotherapy procedure on Sabrina, 41.
Read more about varicose veins.
Rotator Cuff Repair
Sharon, 63, tore her rotator cuff several months ago and was in a great deal of pain.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Stetson explains what happens when someone tears a rotator cuff and details the arthroscopic surgery that can repair it.
"It's just three small incisions," Dr. Stetson explains. "Sharon just went home the same day. She didn't have the big incisions, so her recovery time will be much faster than an open surgery."