Gestational Diabetes- Follow Up After Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that is given very special attention throughout a woman’s entire pregnancy. This complication affects a woman’s blood sugar and can lead to serious issues with her growing baby’s health and development, as well as with the mother’s health. Women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes will be closely monitored … Read More

Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes is a pregnancy complication that must be given special attention throughout a woman’s entire pregnancy. This complication can affect any expectant mother, without any known reason or prior blood sugar issues. With appropriate diagnosis and care, controlling blood sugar throughout pregnancy can prevent issues with the growing baby, the mother, and the entire … Read More

Miscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the most heartbreaking events that a couple may face in their relationship. Parents who have already had a child grieve knowing what they have lost, and couples who have yet to have children often wonder if they did something wrong or if they will be able to carry a successful pregnancy … Read More

Make Your Health Your New Year’s Resolution

As 2017 begins, now is the perfect time to decide that your health will be your New Year’s resolution. Women are more prone to certain conditions and diseases simply because of how their bodies are designed. The female reproduction system alone is highly complicated and intricate, and many different aspects of your health work together … Read More

Pregnancy and Chickenpox

As a child, having chickenpox used to be seen as a rite of passage. However, since its introduction in 1984, and since the regularity of use in the last twenty years, there is a significantly lower chance of catching chickenpox as a child or adolescent. While some view this immunity via vaccination as a good … Read More

Are Prenatal Classes Worth It?

There are so many things to prepare for when you are pregnant – a new (temporary) wardrobe, a nursery, washing and folding precious, itty-bitty clothes. But what about childbirth? Can you really prepare for labor? Aren’t childbirth classes a little “old fashioned?” Nurses, midwives, and doctors across the United States have reported a decline in … Read More

Rh Factor

Finding out that you are expecting is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Understanding that you are responsible for a new life growing inside your body can feel like an overwhelming responsibility, yet at the same time, it is exciting to think about what the future holds. It is important that you visit your OB-GYN soon … Read More

Internal Ultrasound

While ultrasound imaging is used to create pictures of the inside of the body, it is often necessary to use a transvaginal ultrasound to examine the female reproductive organs. This type of internal ultrasound allows doctors to view the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina in a more detailed manner. A doctor or technician … Read More

Age and Conception

Many women are waiting longer to start a family these days due to taking time to establish their careers, to travel, to enjoy time to themselves. This is putting them at older ages for when they begin thinking of having children. While this is understandable, age does have a direct effect on a woman’s fertility. … Read More

Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Go Together

According to the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, “There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol.” For those who enjoy consuming an alcoholic beverage on occasion … Read More