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Bilal Kaaki, MD was born in Beirut, Lebanon and was blessed with the opportunity to pursue medical training at Columbia University in New York City and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kaaki has been practicing at Allen Hospital for 10 years and is currently the medical director of maternal and child services. He is the proud father of three-year old Kynda and two-year old Omar, and says his wife should win “Mother of the Year” every year. Each day, Dr. Kaaki aims to be a better practitioner, better husband and, most importantly, better father.
June 21, 2016
Bed rest has been prescribed by doctors for a long time and for many reasons. Whether a patient is sick, recovering from surgery or having a complicated pregnancy, she is often instructed to be on bed rest.
January 19, 2016
I have had many women share with me that their biggest nightmare is to wake up one day to find their vagina coming out.
When the muscles and ligaments that hold the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum and bowels) weaken or break, these organs drop through the vagina and cause a bulge.
December 1, 2015
Even though urine incontinence increases with age, it should not be considered "normal" or "part of getting old."
October 23, 2015
With life expectancy increasing from 70 years old in 1970 to 78 in 2010, the US population is aging. It is estimated that the population age 65 and over will jump from 40 million in 2012 to 80 million in 2050, mostly due to baby boomers.
September 8, 2015
I get that question often, and I always say "No!"
The next question is always "Why not?" which isn't as easy to answer in a few simple words. What I can do is explain how my view of pregnancy - from morning sickness to nesting - has changed since my wife went through it for our family.
August 11, 2015
Hello! I am Dr. Bilal Kaaki and am pleased to be joining the "Real Moms" blog. I am a father myself and have cared for and gotten to know countless mothers during my 10 years at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital.
I have heard many, many questions in that time and would like to share some I hear most often.