The Doctors Motherhood Survival Club
Mel B., recording artist and star of her own reality show Mel. B. It’s a Scary World, Dr. Cara Natterson pediatrician and author of Worry Proof, and Entertainment Tonight host Samantha Harris join OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson in The Doctors Motherhood Survival Club.
They discuss the alarming rise of teen pregnancy, and the dreaded question: when should I talk to my kids about sex? Plus, the latest in vagazzling, vagacials and vagatooing!
Join The Doctors Motherhood Survival Club with a group of moms in your town. Get exclusive tips and prizes to make you and your family healthier!
Baby Gender Surprise
Katie, 27, is four months pregnant and wants to find out whether she’s having a boy or a girl. Dr. Lisa performs a 3-D sonogram to determine the gender of the baby, and Katie gets more than one surprise!
Moms and moms-to-be: Will you find out the gender of your baby when you’re pregnant, or would you rather be surprised? Why or why not? What is your advice for first-time moms-to-be? Tell us about it!
Australian personal trainer and model Paul “P.J.” James gained and lost 90 pounds in an effort to better understand his clients’ struggle with weight. He shares his experience and what he learned.
Does fat get a bad rap? Believe it or not, some fat is actually good for you. However, no matter how much you diet and exercise, some stubborn pounds just won’t go away.
Rachel, a.k.a. the Chronic Dieter; Tricia, a.k.a. the Fitness Fanatic; and Anasia, a.k.a. the Sweet Tooth; test the latest fat-loss fads for one week.
Rachael, 22, tries the Cool Shapes Contouring Shorts, which has strategically placed cold packs to target fatty problem areas. Recent studies suggest that cooling fat can help stimulate its metabolism.
Tricia, 43, tries the Ice Cube Diet, which entails sucking on one ice cube per day to help suppress appetite. Each ice cube contains 3000mg of fresh, frozen Hoodia, an ancient supplement used for thousands of years by Bushmen in South Africa. The active ingredient in Hoodia, P-57, lowers triglycerides and signals satiety, or fullness, to the brain, causing users to eat less.
Anasia, 31, tries Power-Pops, fat-burning lollipops that contain the ingredients Hoodia, Citrimax, L-tyrosine, vitamins B6 and B12 and guarana. The company claims the lollipops help suppress appetite and control food cravings, while increasing energy levels and burning fat and calories.
The ladies weigh in with their results!
Banana Roll Procedure
Victoria, 47, is unhappy with the rolls of fat that lie just below each buttock crease and shaped like a banana.
“I exercise three times a week on the elliptical. I have a great diet, lots of fruits and vegetables, and it still doesn’t go away” she says. “I could lose 10 pounds and still wear the same size jeans or pants. I’m very self-conscious about it.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn performs the Banana Roll procedure, a localized liposuction that utilizes a small canula to target specific fat deposits. He explains that fat deposits are genetically determined and certain areas, such as saddle bags, muffin tops and banana rolls, are notoriously difficult to eliminate.
“The best way to get rid of [them] is liposuction,” Dr. Youn says.
Dr. Youn and Victoria join The Doctors one month after her Banana Roll procedure to show off the results.
“I feel great,” Victoria says. “And the recovery was easy!”
Botox for Weight Loss
Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan, founder of the Digestive Center for Women in Chevy Chase, Maryland, describes a new procedure that entails injecting botulinum toxin directly into the stomach to suppress appetite.