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How to Avoid a Yeast Infection Oct 7th, 2020

Yeast infections are very common, affecting up to 75% of women at least once in their lifetime. Also known as vaginal candidiasis, this fungal infection (the candida albicans fungus is the most common) causes itchiness, irritation, and different types of vaginal discharge. Most often it’s an unpleasant experience but not...

3 Tips for Getting Through Breastfeeding Sep 8th, 2020

Women have been breastfeeding their newborn children since the beginning of time. Even the introduction of the feeding bottle in the mid-19th century couldn’t stray mothers from the traditional method. Today, half of all women opt to breastfeed their babies if possible.  With all of this experience, you’d think we’d...

I Tested Positive for HPV - Now What? Aug 20th, 2020

You likely learned about sexually transmitted diseases in school but never imagined you’d actually contract one. Testing positive for an STD like HPV, although an upsetting circumstance, doesn’t always mean you need to panic. In fact, catching it early enough can lead to early prevention and treatment of other serious...

Who Should Have a Colposcopy? Jul 22nd, 2020

Pap smears and mammograms are just a few of the many different procedures that can happen at your OB/GYN’s office. With so many options, you might not know exactly what each procedure is and whether you need it in the first place.  0At Women’s Health Services, we believe one of...

The Different Types of Urinary Incontinence Jun 26th, 2020

There are so many wonderful things about getting older. You have new experiences, perspectives, and milestones to hang your hat on. With these positive changes come a series of frustrating and embarrassing ones, especially when it comes to your physical health. Most women accept urinary incontinence as a part of...

Understanding the Pregnancy Timeline May 29th, 2020

Finding out you’re pregnant is one of the biggest moments in a woman’s life. Beyond the adorable onesies and baby showers is the business of actually carrying out a pregnancy. Knowing what’s ahead of you is essential, especially if you’re pregnant for the first time, At Women’s Health Services, our...

How A Thyroid Problem Contributes to Heavy Periods Apr 20th, 2020

There are several health issues plaguing women, but none so common or frustrating as heavy periods. Heavy periods impact an estimated 10 million women in America every year. And are sometimes the result of thyroid issues. Fortunately, there are ways to treat your thyroid and ease your period symptoms.  Our...

Next Steps After an Abnormal Pap Smear Mar 1st, 2020

Pap smears. Uncomfortable to talk about but something every woman must go through. The worst part of a Pap smear is hearing you have abnormal results. Don’t let panic set it. Our experts at Women’s Health Services are here to guide you through what’s next.  Pap smear basics During a Pap smear, a...

Should I Be Tested for HPV? Feb 7th, 2020

HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that 79 million Americans are infected with HPV. If you’re wondering if you should be tested, the simple answer is yes.  Our team at Women’s Health Services specializes in...

Life After a Hysterectomy Jan 2nd, 2020

Your OB/GYN may suggest a hysterectomy for many reasons. A hysterectomy — which is the removal of your female reproductive organs — can be used to treat many different conditions, including fibroids and endometriosis.  Because a hysterectomy can dramatically improve the quality of your life — including relief from hard-to-treat...

Myths and Facts About Breastfeeding Dec 1st, 2019

Are you a new mom who’s concerned about breastfeeding – how to do it, how to do it well? When you have a baby, everyone wants to give you advice, but not all advice is created equal. There are a lot of myths about breastfeeding out there, and not knowing...

Does Having PCOS Affect My Fertility? Nov 1st, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects about 5 million women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Due to the hormonal changes of PCOS, you might experience a wide range of symptoms over your entire body: acne, hair loss, irregular periods, and even increased...

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal and What's Not Oct 1st, 2019

While it’s not common to notice vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, it may not be a sign of trouble either. Understanding what’s normal and what isn’t can ease your mind or help you with the decision to seek urgent medical assistance. Doctor Joan Bergstrom from Woman’s Health Services in Arlington, Texas,...

Why an IUD May Be the Right Contraceptive Choice for You Sep 1st, 2019

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to preventing pregnancy — from on-the-spot condoms to longer-acting birth control methods like implants. Most women use some form of contraception at some point in their lives, so the wide array of options that fit almost every health care need and lifestyle...

When is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Best Choice for Managing Menopause Symptoms? Aug 2nd, 2019

Menopause has not so affectionately been called “the change” by women throughout the centuries, and it certainly does bring changes. The biggest biological change is the drop in production of the “female” hormones estrogen and progesterone; it can make you feel like your life just got completely upended by your...

7 Tips to Help Survive Pregnancy During the Summer in Texas Jul 10th, 2019

Oh, boy, it’s summer in Texas. You know what that means: sweltering sun, sky-high temperatures, and horrible humidity. Anyone else feel like they’re swimming instead of walking? A Southern summer’s tough enough as it is, but when you’re expecting a new addition to the family, the heat can seem exponentially...

Boost Your Health With These 3 Tips Apr 21st, 2019

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 when it comes to staying healthy....

New Mom Life Hack: Sleep Tips For You And Baby Mar 21st, 2019

Are you a new mom who feels like you’re one of the zombies from The Walking Dead? Are you desperate for anything—anything—to help you and your baby sleep through the night? Then rest easily; here are a few life hacks to help you make it through (http://www.parents.com/baby/new-parent/sleep-deprivation/sleep-saving-tips/). Create a nightly...

Creating Balance In Your Health Feb 21st, 2019

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 towards muscle mass. Now, it’s...

What’s The Best Way To Name Your Baby Jan 21st, 2019

One of the most agonizing parts of having a baby is finally settling on a proper name. Some have to manage the minefield of family and friends who all want the baby named after them. Others worry about the impact of the name that will represent their child for the...

New Mom Weight Loss Support Dec 17th, 2018

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. But, the feelings of low...

Is Prenatal Care Important? Nov 21st, 2018

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. Prenatal care all hinges on two aspects: getting...

The “Other” Talk You Need To Have With Your Tween Oct 22nd, 2018

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. This second one involves the idea of body image. This is a time when kids...

Three Ways To Ease Your Menstrual Cramps Sep 21st, 2018

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 and not come out...

Benefits Of Prenatal And Postnatal Massage Aug 21st, 2018

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. Anyone who regularly gets a therapeutic massage will tell...

Breast Feeding Concerns And Answers Jul 20th, 2018

In the past couple of decades, there has been a concerted effort to increase the popularity of breastfeeding as a parenting option (http://www.parents.com/baby/care/newborn/new-moms-faqs/). The benefits, such as healthier immune systems, have long been touted (http://www.llli.org/faq/enough.html). Now, with the social stigma of public breastfeeding seeming to be on the decline, it...

How Stress Affects Women Jun 21st, 2018

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. What you may not have realized, however,...

Common Signs Of Menopause May 21st, 2018

No matter what euphemism you call it—“The Change” being, of course, the most common—menopause is a major event in a woman’s life that can also be very emotional (http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/transcripts/1292_women-s-health-questions). Your hormones are thrown massively out of whack during this time and you’re ending a major stage in your adult life—one that...

Does Menopause End Endometriosis? Apr 20th, 2018

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 (also called “endo”). For many of...

How To Avoid Osteoporosis Later In Life Mar 21st, 2018

If you’re a woman, chances are you have been hearing for years about the importance of calcium in your diet as a means of fighting off osteoporosis when you get older. But, like a lot of women, the chances are also pretty high that you blew this advice off thinking...

Perimenopause: Know What To Expect (And When To Visit Your Doctor) Feb 21st, 2018

It’s a term many women have been hearing about for years—the change of life. Although this euphemism may seem tired and clichéd, it nevertheless reveals a major truth: menopause is, indeed, a pivotal change in a woman’s life both physically and emotionally. However, what has received less attention than it...

How To Keep Your Healthy Life Motivation Strong Jan 22nd, 2018

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....

Raising Awareness Of Women’s Heart Health Dec 18th, 2017

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. However, in the U.S. 1 in 29 women will die...

Sex During Pregnancy: Is It Harmful? Nov 21st, 2017

For many women, pregnancy can feel totally unsexy. The swelling and discomfort as your body prepares for birth is not really conducive to romance, nor is the nausea and vomiting of morning sickness. Surprisingly, the hormone shifts that pregnancy cause can actually make some women desire sexual activity more and...

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 21st, 2017

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. Although the screening processes and treatment options are better now...

8 Fertility Tips When You’re Trying To Get Pregnant Sep 21st, 2017

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. That number gradually decreases to 78 percent by the...

5 Breastfeeding Benefits Aug 16th, 2017

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 more accepted. Here are some of the top benefits...