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CMHS Seminar on May 24 to Bust Pregnancy Myths

Ventura, California, 05/09/2011

What is fact and what is fiction when it comes to pregnancy? Fact vs. fiction and pregnancy myths will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, May 24.

Michael Green, M.D., chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology for CMHS’s Centers for Family Health, will lead the discussion during the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital at 147 Brent St.

Dr. Green will examine many of the myths of pregnancy as well as conventional wisdom, and he will help to sort out what is correct and what is not. Among the questions that Dr. Green will address include:

  • What foods should women avoid during pregnancy?
  • Is it really necessary for pregnant women to sleep on the left side?
  • What supplements should they be taking while pregnant?
  • How can you tell if the baby is a boy or a girl?
  • How can you find out how much the baby will weigh?
  • Is labor and delivery really busier during a full moon?

Dr. Green is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as family practice. He also is an assistant clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA School of Medicine and he has been on the medical staff of Community Memorial Hospital since 1999.

Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Call (805) 652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.