The postpartum period is often a time of joy, but it can also be a time of challenges, frustrations, and self-doubt. Taking time for self-care can help you stay healthy and focused so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
When your water breaks, it’s a clear sign that delivery is just around the corner. But what does “water breaking” really mean — and what should you do at this critical time in your labor? We have the answers.
Did you know that half of adult women report some degree of involuntary urine leakage? Or did you know that your risks for a urinary tract infection increase with age? Here’s a look at how aging can impact urination.
Are you always tired? Do you often feel light-headed? You might have low iron levels, and unfortunately, heavy periods might be the culprit. Read on to learn more about your periods and your iron levels.
A colposcopy examines your cervix, vagina, and vulva for possible abnormalities. If your OB/GYN wants to schedule one for you as part of your routine gynecological exam, or after other tests, what should you expect?
PCOS can impact your body in various ways that can be uncomfortable and challenging. Partnering with a specialist is a good first step on the road to managing your symptoms and leading a good quality of life.
Often one of the first signs of pregnancy, morning sickness is a problem you may have within the first four months of your term. While not usually harmful, morning sickness is unpleasant and we can help you learn how to manage it.
Menstrual problems can point to many different health conditions, but one of the most overlooked culprits is the thyroid. Here’s what you need to know about the link between this little gland and your menstrual cycle.
Birth control rings might not be as well known as birth control pills or intrauterine devices (IUDs), but they’re still an effective form of contraception — and one that many women prefer. Read on to find out more.
Routine Pap smears may just elongate your life. If you’re intimidated by the notion of the cervical test, have concerns about pain or emotional stress, or want to make the most of the experience, consider these smart steps.
You’re soaking through tampons or sanitary napkins at an alarming rate, or perhaps your periods drag on for more than a week. Here’s a look at what may be causing the heavy menstruation and how we can help.
If you’re looking for an effective form of birth control that doesn’t involve hormones, a diaphragm may meet your needs. Find out how this type of contraception prevents pregnancy and whether it’s right for you.
After many months of carrying and hours of labor you welcome your baby into the world. Now that you and your child are together in person, there are some things you should know about what life will be like at home after birth. Keep reading to learn more.
Pelvic exams are a normal part of a checkup, and if the results reveal abnormal results, further testing may be necessary. A colposcopy is one way to determine what abnormal tests can mean. Read on to find out more.
Having a child is a major step in your life, and for a wide variety of personal reasons, you may simply not be ready to take that step. If you are sexually active but not ready for children, there are plenty of options available. Keep reading to learn more
Pap smears are a normal part of a woman’s life. If your results are normal, everything’s fine and you get on with your life until the next test. But what happens if you get abnormal results? What does it mean and what should you do? Read on to learn more.
Having a baby is a wondrous event, but it can take a toll on you. Knowing how to take care of yourself once you leave the hospital is vital to bonding with your newborn and starting your new life happy and healthy. Keep reading to learn more!
Menopause is the life after your body is no longer able to reproduce and stops producing hormones. Adjusting to life in menopause takes time as your body changes, but understanding what you’re going through will help.
In the earliest stages of child care, health and nutrition are vital for your infant. Breastfeeding is a safe, natural way to provide both. Read on to learn the benefits of breastfeeding for you and your baby.
When it comes to birth control, there are many options available to help decide if and when you want kids. But, there are also a lot of misconceptions about how and if it works. Read on to get the facts.
Between work, finances, and so many other struggles, there are plenty of reasons for stress. But did you know stress also affects us physically? Read on to learn more about the link between stress and your monthly cycle.
Being pregnant already comes with a number of complications and worries. But, if you’re going through a winter pregnancy, you may have other issues to be concerned about as well. Keep reading to find out more!
A lot of different things can affect your chances of getting a yeast infection. While generally not dangerous, yeast infections are unpleasant and uncomfortable. Fortunately, they can be avoided. Keep reading to learn how!
It’s never easy hearing you’ve tested positive for a virus, like HPV. We understand how disappointing this news can be, but it doesn’t mean you should panic. Keep reading to learn more about HPV and what you should do following a positive test result.
You know it’s important to see your gynecologist regularly, but it can be tricky to know which tests, evaluations, and exams you need when you arrive. We’re here to clear up the confusion and give you the information you need about colposcopies.
Of all the things you have to worry about every day, controlling your bladder shouldn’t be one of them. Urinary incontinence is a common and completely treatable condition. Keep reading to learn more and how you can treat it.
Whether you’re a first-time mommy-to-be or a multiple-child veteran, pregnancy can be an exciting and often uncertain time. It’s always best to know what to expect when you’re expecting. Read more to learn about your pregnancy journey.
You remember the lectures in grade school about sexually transmitted diseases, like HPV? HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and can cause serious health problems. Read more to learn the importance of being tested for HPV.
Are you scheduled for a hysterectomy? It’s common to have questions about your procedure, and you also may wonder what life will be like for you after this surgery. Continue reading to learn what you can expect post-op.
PCOS is known for causing irregular periods, but if it affects your fertility, what’s your next step? Learn more about how PCOS affects your ability to have a baby and what you can do when you want to conceive.
While vaginal bleeding during pregnancy isn’t routine, it’s also not uncommon, affecting about 20% of pregnant women. However, it can be an early warning sign for some issues, so all bleeding should be mentioned to your obstetrician.
The world of birth control certainly doesn’t lack for options. When making your choice, you may want to consider the one that’s overwhelming favored by women’s health care providers themselves — an IUD.
It’s summer. It’s Texas. It’s 100-plus degrees. We feel your pain, mommas-to-be! That’s why we compiled this list of seven tips to help you to not just survive your summer pregnancy, but to thrive and have your best summer yet.
In the past, there used to be a “one size fits all” approach to medical care and treatment as well as what was considered to be “healthy.” Thankfully, times have changed and more and more people are acknowledging the differences between men and women...
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For years now the importance of proper diet and exercise has been pushed and promoted as much as possible. But as with anything, people can take the active fitness lifestyle too far. In the past, it was athletes turning to steroids for an extra push...
One of the biggest things we hear from new moms is that they can’t wait to get back to their “pre-baby” weight. When you deal with the massive hormonal issues associated with postpartum depression, the last thing you want to think about is losing weight.
Childbirth and pregnancy can be an absolute blessing. But if you don’t take care of yourself and your child during the pregnancy, you can actually be setting yourself up for untold problems in the future. That’s why prenatal care is so important.
The dreaded part of having a teenager is the uncomfortable feeling and general awkwardness when you have “the talk” about sex and sexuality. But there’s another talk that’s also important to have with your child.
One of the most annoying aspects of life for women is the regular problem with menstruation and especially menstrual cramps. You know how it is: sometimes the cramps and feelings of being bloated are so bad that you just want to curl up in your bed...
As more and more attention is being paid to women’s health, newer treatments are being developed to ease the pain and anxiety of childbirth. One of those areas that is being embraced is prenatal (during pregnancy) and postnatal (after pregnancy) massages.
In the past couple of decades, there has been a concerted effort to increase the popularity of breastfeeding as a parenting option. The benefits, such as healthier immune systems, have long been touted.
It seems like we’ve all been tricked. We were told that all of the new technology and advances in the world would make our lives easier. But it also seems that stress levels are getting more and more out of control each day.
No one will ever say that being a woman is easy. With all of the health concerns and procedures that we go through, it’s a testament to our strength. Unfortunately, one very painful and all too common health problem that women face is endometriosis.
If you have ever been the member of a gym or fitness club, you’ve probably seen this in action: On January 1st, all of the machines are packed and there’s a line to use the free weights. A week later, maybe one or two people have fallen to the wayside.
Heart disease is often referred to as “the silent killer.” Although it does not get as much attention as breast cancer has in the past few years, it is still a substantial health problem for women as they get older.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems every year breast cancer becomes more prevalent right in our own homes. Whether it’s a friend or a family member, we see the devastating effects of breast cancer far too often.
Once you make the decision to try and get pregnant, there are several things that you can do to improve your odds of succeeding. When you are in your early 20s, the odds of conceiving within a year are 96 percent.
Breastfeeding has long been lauded by the healthcare community for its many benefits, including the opportunity to allow mothers to bond more with their children. Now, even the stigma of public breastfeeding is starting to wane and the practice is becoming