Amniocentesis

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Amniocentesis, also referred to as amniotic fluid test, is a diagnostic test that is often recommended by a woman’s obstetrician following abnormal test results, ultrasound screens, or other varying factors during pregnancy. This prenatal test allows women’s healthcare providers to gather information about the baby’s health before birth. The test results are very accurate, which … Read More

VBAC

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Many women are devastated when they learn that their babies must be born via cesarean. The “natural” method of delivering babies vaginally has been happening for thousands of years and is the expected method with any pregnancy. However, there are many times when a cesarean delivery is necessary for both the mother and baby (or … Read More

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the inability to hold urine in. This is a common medical condition that affects many women. When urine is involuntary released, the definition of urinary incontinence, it can be the cause of great embarrassment. In the United States alone, almost one forth of the population of women struggle with urinary incontinence. At … Read More

Infertility

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Infertility is diagnosed when women cannot become pregnant after having unprotected, regular sex for six months to one year. Infertility may be due to a single cause in one partner, or it can be caused by a combination of factors from one or both partners. It is estimated that 10-15% of Americans will suffer from … Read More

Intrauterine Device

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An intrauterine device, most commonly referred to as an IUD, is a small contraceptive device made of flexible plastic. It is inserted into the uterus to provide safe and highly effective long-term contraception. An IUD is a good option for women who want an easy method of contraception that is also highly effective and lasts … Read More

Multifetal Pregnancy

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Multifetal pregnancies include pregnancies where women are carrying more than one baby during a single pregnancy. Multifetal pregnancies include twins, triplets, quadruplets, and higher-order multiples. Twin and triplet pregnancies are often natural occurrences due to heredity and/or a mother’s age at conception. While all pregnancies are special and require specific care, multifetal pregnancies are treated … Read More

Maintaining Your Weight Over the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of joy and for gathering and celebrating with friends and family that you hold dear. However, these gatherings typically involved lots of food and drink. All those tasty treats that we enjoy over the holidays can add up to extra pounds that you will have to deal with in the … Read More

Hormones and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman, you are most likely very aware of the effect of hormones on your daily life.  This is especially the case during certain times of the month (ovulation and menstruation), puberty, pregnancy and Menopause.  However, do you really understand the role of hormones in your health?  If not, read on to … Read More

Santa and Your Health

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Christmas is just around the corner.  That means that Santa and his elves are watching everything you do to determine if you should go on the “Naughty” or “Nice” list this year.  Did you know that Santa is very concerned about your health?  He wants to make sure that you do not forget to take … Read More

Pregnancy and the Holidays

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If you have a baby due to be born around Christmas, congratulations! You are going to have a very special Christmas this year indeed. Being due around Christmas is a joyous occasion but it can also be a bit stressful, especially if you have other children already. However, with a little bit of help and … Read More