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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Angela M. DeRosa DO, MBA, CPE graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. She went on to do an Internal Medicine Residency with a fast track emphasis in Women’s Health at Lutheran General Hospital. After her residency, she became the Director of Women’s Health Services and Education at Lutheran General Hospital. After two years of practice she started a full time career as the West Coast Senior Medical Director with Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals. There she worked on women's health product development, research and marketing. Seven years after starting this position, Dr. DeRosa decided to pursue other clinical endeavors. Dr. DeRosa is a nationally recognized internist and women’s health expert. Her clinical focus is on revitalizing the physician-patient relationship; striving to provide the highest quality of care to her patients in a warm compassionate environment.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Trying to get pregnant? Why you can't always have it all...

Did you see my interview on infertility this morning on Good Morning Arizona

If you'd like to learn more about the challenges of getting pregnant, here are some things to know.
Each woman has a different story and the only way to know what is happening to YOU is to start by visiting your doctor. Keep these points in mind when you discuss your issues or concerns. 

Common medical irritants during pregnancy:
Many issues such gestational diabetes, increased BP and pre-eclampsia arise which are very serious, but most women just get garden variety medical “irritants”.

·         1st trimester
o   Fatigue
o   Breast tenderness
o   Nausea, morning sickness
o   headaches
·         2nd
o   Leg cramps
o   GERD, heartburn
o   Increase in gas/flatulence
o   Hemmorroids, constipation
o   Nose bleeds/bleeding gums
o   Carpal tunnel syndrome
·         3rd
o   Swelling of the legs
o   Shortness of breath
o   Insomnia
o   Frequent urination

·         Have to be cautious as to what medication/OTC one can take during pregnancy to help these things.
·         Fine to take during pregnancy: Tylenol, Antacids, Anti-gas, fiber/laxatives, preparation H, cough drops


  1. how do you know you can't get pregnant? for
    those woman who is trying to conceive for year or months.sometimes not getting pregnant is not always the problem with the woman.There can be many other reasons such as the low sperm count and many others.

  2. "Each woman has a different story and the only way to know what is happening to YOU is to start by visiting your doctor."