Painful Periods: When to See Your Gynecologist
Most women are familiar with the pain and cramping associated with menstrual periods. However, the severity of period pain can vary greatly on an individual basis. Some women experience mild discomfort that is easily managed, while others have pain severe enough to interfere with everyday activities during the menstrual cycle each month. Painful periods may … Continue reading Painful Periods: When to See Your Gynecologist
8 Healthy Habits for the New Year
January will be here before you know it. Many women like to use this time to set goals for self-improvement in mental and physical health. To start down the path towards a healthier and happier you, follow these healthy habits for the new year. 1. Get Active According to the American Heart Association, only one … Continue reading 8 Healthy Habits for the New Year
PCOS: What You Need to Know
Women of all ages can experience a number of gynecological and hormonal issues. Luckily, OB/GYNs and other medical professionals can successfully treat and manage them. One condition that affects a number of women is polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is often referred to by the initials PCOS. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is … Continue reading PCOS: What You Need to Know
The Menstrual Cup: Pros and Cons
There are many menstrual products on the market for people to choose from when dealing with their periods. One product that has been around for quite some time but has become more popular in recent years is the menstrual cup. The menstrual cup is a device that is inserted into the vagina to collect blood … Continue reading The Menstrual Cup: Pros and Cons
What Happens if My Baby is Breech?
As a woman approaches her due date, there are many concerns she may have about giving birth and safely delivering a healthy baby. If you are in your third trimester and getting close to full term, then you might be aware of the possibility of breech presentation. This condition affects a relatively small percentage of … Continue reading What Happens if My Baby is Breech?
Feminine Hygiene Products: What You Need to Know
Feminine hygiene product options have grown over the years. Many women remember when disposable pads and tampons were the only options. Some may remember further back when there was no such thing as an applicator on a tampon and pads didn’t have adhesive. But things change. Whether you are reevaluating your hygiene needs or are … Continue reading Feminine Hygiene Products: What You Need to Know
Health Screenings Every Woman Should Get
Throughout a woman’s life, there are many health concerns she should keep in mind. Often, these concerns change with age. One of the best practices in maintaining good health is getting recommended screenings to detect any illness early so it can be treated more easily. American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a guide to … Continue reading Health Screenings Every Woman Should Get
What to Expect if You Have a C-Section
Whether you are currently pregnant or planning on getting pregnant, you have probably thought about birthing plans and the different ways babies can be delivered. While vaginal birth is generally the recommended option in uncomplicated pregnancies, some women may require a C-section due to complications either during pregnancy or while in labor. It is important … Continue reading What to Expect if You Have a C-Section
9 Things You Didn’t Know Your OB/GYN Could Help You With
If you’ve ever been pregnant or had a routine annual well-woman exam, you are probably familiar with many of the services an OB/GYN can provide. Things that immediately spring to mind include pregnancy care and all that can be involved in annual or other routine exams (Pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, etc.). However, these … Continue reading 9 Things You Didn’t Know Your OB/GYN Could Help You With
What is Cord Blood Banking?
Cord blood banking involves the preservation of a baby’s cord blood–the blood that remains inside the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. Usually, the umbilical cord and placenta are discarded with the blood still inside. But cord blood banking is a way to keep and store this valuable resource. Why Should I Preserve and Store … Continue reading What is Cord Blood Banking?