Blog Posts in 2018

Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: Surprising Medical Benefits of Birth Control

Pregnancy prevention is not the only reason to talk to your gynecologist about taking the birth control pill. Many women use birth control to manage medical conditions that have nothing to do with ...
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Building a Better Birth Experience

There is no single right way to approach the birth of your baby. By discussing your options for labor and delivery with your OB/GYN, you can ensure you create a birth experience that is appropriate ...
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Genetic Testing before Pregnancy

Genetic testing before pregnancy is something that has become more popular for a variety of reasons. Whether you are a woman over 35 who is concerned about possible birth defects, or you have a family ...
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What Is Cervical Conization and Why Do I Need It?

If you have abnormal tissue on your cervix—also called cervical dysplasia—then your gynecologist may recommend cervical conization. During this procedure, a small, cone-shaped tissue ...
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What You Need to Know about Geriatric Pregnancy

If you’ve heard the term “geriatric pregnancy” you may have visions of a gray-haired woman with a baby bump, but this term is misleading—and, thankfully, not used too often in ...
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Reasons for Endometrial Biopsies

During an endometrial biopsy, your gynecologist will remove a small sample of tissue from the lining of your uterus, called the endometrium. There are several reasons your gynecologist may recommend ...
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Breastfeeding Challenges and Solutions

does come with some challenges. Your OB/GYN can provide advice and resources to make breastfeeding easier for you as you adjust to motherhood. Watch this video to learn about some of the common ...
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I'm in Perimenopause. What Are My Birth Control Options?

Being in perimenopause does not mean that you cannot get pregnant. At this stage of your life, it is still necessary to use birth control if you do not wish to have any children. The best way to ...
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What Women Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

It’s a common misconception that gynecologists can screen patients for ovarian cancer with pap tests and pelvic exams. Actually, pap tests can only check for precancerous conditions of the ...
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How Frequently Do I Need to Get a Pap Smear?

It can be a challenge to know how frequently you need to have a Pap smear, but it is an extremely important test when it comes to women’s health. Pap smears can help your doctor find any ...
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How Your Second Pregnancy Could Be Different

For many women, a second pregnancy can feel almost more overwhelming than the first one. Although there is the benefit of knowing what to expect, that knowledge can also contribute to the stress, as ...
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Why Is My Doctor Recommending a Fetal Biophysical Profile?

During your pregnancy, you’ll have multiple exams and medical tests to check on your baby’s health and development. Some expecting mothers will have a fetal biophysical profile. It’s ...
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What Should I Know About My Post-Menopausal Life?

Your gynecologist will determine that you’re officially in menopause once you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without having a period. At this point, you’ll no longer be able to get ...
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Get the Facts About IUD Insertion

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) have skyrocketed in popularity in the U.S. during recent years. Thousands of women have chosen this method of birth control because it’s long-lasting, effective, and ...
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What It's Like to Live with OAB

Women with overactive bladder (OAB) suffer from frequent, sudden urges to urinate, and this can lead to the loss of bladder control. OAB can be an embarrassing, socially isolating medical problem that ...
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Planning for Pregnancy: What Women with Diabetes Need to Know

Many women do fine without a preconception appointment, but for some, it’s essential. Talk to an Ob/Gyn if you’re planning to become pregnant, and you think it might be a high-risk ...
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Making Sense of Perimenopause

Menopause doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a gradual transition that usually begins during a woman’s 40s. This transition is known as perimenopause, and it can be a confusing time in a ...
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Emerging Technology for the Early Detection of Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious complication that only happens during pregnancy. It typically starts after 20 weeks gestation, and it’s characterized by abnormally high blood pressure, accompanied by ...
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Spotlight on FASDs and Their Life-Changing Consequences

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of problems that result from the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. FASD can be particularly heartbreaking because it’s 100% ...
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Ultrasound Schedules for Expecting Moms

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life—once you conquer morning sickness, that is. Expect frequent trips to the Ob/Gyn clinic for prenatal checkups, health screenings, and patient ...
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Breast Self-Exams

Many gynecology experts recommend that all women perform breast self-exams once per month. If you aren’t yet in an age range in which mammography is recommended, your breast self-exams and your ...
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Talking to Your Doctor About Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pain that lasts six months or longer, and is located between your hips and beneath your belly is called chronic pelvic pain. This discomfort may be caused by a treatable, underlying medical condition, ...
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What You Need to Know About Breast Self-Exams

There always seems to be something in the news about breast self-exams (BSEs). Some people recommend that you check your breasts every month while others believe that BSEs most often lead to high ...
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HPV Immunizations and Why You Should Consider Them for Your Children

Vaccines are always a hot button topic, especially when you pair vaccines with sexually transmitted infections. It’s hard to imagine your preteen needing protection from a sexually transmitted ...
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