Stages of Pregnancy

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A normal pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks and is divided into three trimesters.  In the first trimester of your pregnancy (weeks 1-12), hormonal changes affect almost every organ system in your body.  You can expect to experience all or some of the following symptoms in your first trimester: 1.  tender, swollen breasts 2.  upset … Read More

Different Types of High Risk Pregnancies

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If you are pregnant and have been termed “high risk”, your OBGYN may recommend extra and earlier screening tests.  Depending on the type of risk, you may also be asked to modify your diet and/or activity level.  In some cases of high risk pregnancy, total bed rest is recommended.  There are a variety of different … Read More

Preparing Your Body For Pregnancy

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Is starting a family one of your New Year’s resolutions?  If so, there are a few things you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy and increase your chances of having a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. First and foremost, if you smoke, you should quit before you become pregnant.  There are a variety of … Read More

Three Women’s Health Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier New Year

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It is December and that means snow, lights, trees, parties, presents and holiday cheer.  It also means that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  Have you started making your 2014 New Year’s resolutions yet?  Perhaps you should.  There are three important women’s health resolutions you can make this year that will provide for … Read More

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding: Causes and Treatments

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Most women of childbearing age experience bleeding every month as a part of their normal monthly menstrual cycle.  However, when that bleeding is excessive or prolonged, it is termed “Menorrhagia.”  With Menorrhagia, the bleeding is usually prolonged and makes it difficult to perform normal daily activities. In some cases of heavy menstrual bleeding, the cause … Read More

Common Causes of Male Infertility

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If you have been trying to achieve pregnancy without success, you are not alone.  Everyday, couples just like you struggle with infertility.  There are a myriad of factors that could be contributing to the problem, and diagnosing infertility can be a complicated process.  In most cases, we look to the woman first when it comes … Read More

What Do My Pregnancy Cravings Mean?

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Most of us have heard stories about pregnant women craving strange combinations of foods like pickles and ice cream, however, most of us chalk these cravings up to an old wive’s tale.  However, if you have ever been pregnant, you may have experienced some type of craving yourself.  The reality is that approximately 1/2 of … Read More

Common Health Insurance Terms

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It is open enrollment now for many group health insurance plans and many of us are busy weighing our options and trying to determine the best health insurance coverage to meet our needs.  However, in order to understand the different choices, it is necessary to be familiar with certain health insurance terms including the following: … Read More

Is It a Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  The symptoms include extreme itchiness around and in the vagina, pain during urination, pain during sex and more.  This condition is very common and 75% of women will experience a vaginal … Read More

Episiotomy: What Is It?

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If you are expecting a child, you may getting curious and even a little bit nervous about the delivery process. There is no need to be nervous!  Your Obstetrician and/or Midwife will be there with you every step of the way.  However, being informed about the different child-birth scenarios, including an Episiotomy, can be helpful … Read More