Episiotomy – Don’t Stress, Get the Facts

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While most women are ecstatic to learn that they are pregnant and are looking forward to enjoying a full-term, healthy pregnancy, most women are also very concerned with the act of giving birth. One of the major causes for this anxiety can be wrapped up in one word – Episiotomy. Without the facts behind this … Read More

Women and Heart Disease

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It may come as a shock to learn that heart disease is the number one killer of women each year in the United States. Most people would assume that cancer of the breasts or reproductive system causes more deaths among women because they tend to believe that only “old men” suffer from heart disease. It … Read More

VBAC – What You Need to Know

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A VBAC is a desire for many pregnant women. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is an option for many women who are pregnant. Because a vaginal birth is considered to be the most “ideal” and most “natural” form of birth, pregnant women most often seek a vaginal delivery. However, sometimes things do not work out … Read More

Contraception Methods

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Use of contraception is chosen on a very personal basis. Whether you are a single woman with no desires of becoming pregnant in the near future, or you are a seasoned mother of 6 children and you and your husband have decided that six is a good stopping point – whatever the reason behind your … Read More

Clinical Breast Exams

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There are many aspects of women’s health care that help to ensure that women are healthy, remain healthy, and also receive necessary treatment when issues occur. One of the most important parts of women’s health care is a clinical breast exam that is performed as a part of your regular medical check-up and a part … Read More

Menopause – What You Need to Know

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There are few things in life that are unavoidable, and for women, one of those is menopause. Menopause occurs when women stop menstruating and their estrogen levels drop significantly. Because of this change in hormone levels, women often find that they suffer from unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms. Treatments for menopause are customized for each woman … Read More

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

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Pregnancy brings about so many memories of joy for expectant parents – learning that you are expecting, hearing the heartbeat via Doppler, seeing your sweet baby via ultrasound and possibly learning the gender, movement and kicks, and then the long awaited arrival. There are so many wonderful moments of pregnancy, but there are times these … Read More

A Successful Pregnancy After an Abortion

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The decision to have an abortion is never an easy decision, and whether a woman knows this at the time or not, the choice will follow her for the rest of her life. Many women choose to have an abortion on their own, while many others find that their own lives are dependent upon the … Read More

Hysteroscopy

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A woman’s body is a complicated machine that is made up of many intricate details, especially inside the female reproductive system. When there are issues that do not have obvious explanations, doctors are able to look deeper into the female body to discern information for proper diagnoses and treatments. A hysteroscopy is a procedure done … Read More

Feel Free to Skip the Yearly Pap Smear, but Do Not Skip Your Annual Exam!

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It was released by the OBGYN community of experts last year that yearly pap smears are no longer necessary in women with a healthy gynecological history. However, this information has been incorrectly misconstrued and has led many women to believe that they no longer need to keep their annual exams. This could not be farther … Read More