• When Should I Talk to My Doctor About Infertility?

    If you are concerned about your fertility, there is no amount of time you need to wait to have a conversation with your OB/GYN. Your gynecologist can help you plan for a healthy pregnancy, even if you have just decided to try to conceive, and give you valuable information about your fertility at any time. […]

  • 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 pregnancy prevention. If you are living with any of the following medical conditions, talk to your gynecologist about whether birth control pills […]

  • 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 for your unique health needs and your preferences. Watch this video to hear insight from other women about planning for […]

  • 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 history of a particular health issue, a genetic test can be an effective way to gather additional information. Genetic tests […]

  • 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 sample is removed from the cervix so that it can be examined for signs of cancer. Your gynecologist will use the results of the conization to determine which steps, if […]

  • 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 this day and age. The term actually refers to pregnant women over the age of 35, and it is now often stated as “advanced maternal […]

  • 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 an endometrial biopsy, which is a short procedure that can usually be performed in your OB/GYN clinic in about 10 minutes. Endometrial biopsies are performed […]

  • 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 challenges mothers face when breastfeeding. Not understanding how to manage a poor or painful latch, not knowing when to pump, and dealing […]

  • 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 choose a birth control that is right for you is to make an appointment with a gynecologist […]

  • 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 cervix—not the ovaries. That’s one reason why about eight out of every 10 women who develop ovarian cancer are diagnosed when the cancer has already spread […]