Research in the obstetrics field can put certain pregnancy myths to rest once and for all. Something about being pregnant seems to draw unsolicited advice and stories. Friends, family, and even total strangers stop to congratulate you and give you their advice on how to best navigate this life-changing event.
Do I Have Uterine Cancer?
Early detection and diagnosis are the best ways to beat uterine cancer, so familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms now. Uterine cancer occurs when normal cells begin to reproduce uncontrollably and form a mass called a tumor, which cause uterine cancer symptoms like bleeding and pelvic pain. Not all tumors are malignant (meaning they […]
7 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer
About 12% of women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, according to the CDC. You can reduce your chances of being part of that statistic by making some simple life changes. Breast cancer treatments are continuing to improve, and research has shed some light on how to reduce your risk […]
The Process of Ovarian Cyst Removal Explained
When an ovarian cyst occurs, you may need to have an ovarian cyst removal procedure performed to prevent complications. Your gynecologist can help determine if removal or observation is right for your condition. Fluid or tissue filled cysts can develop on or around your ovaries, especially during ovulation. As the cysts grow, the weight of […]
How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy—and How To Treat Them When You Can’t
Weight gain, along with the natural stretch of your baby growing, can cause tears in your skin called stretch marks. 90% of women get stretch marks after their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, your belly expands, stretching the skin taught, which can lead to stretch marks in areas like your […]
I Have HPV – Now What?
A positive Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) test does not necessarily mean HPV treatment is necessary. However, if treatment is recommended by your gynecologist, there are several HPV treatment options available to you. Every year, over 6,200,000 new individuals are infected with human papilloma virus (HPV). Although a cure for HPV does not exist, the virus often disappears on its own. However, […]
5 Healthy Habits That Can Relieve Your Menopause Symptoms
Menopause is an unavoidable part of aging, but your symptoms don’t have to be. Improve your menopause symptoms with natural, healthy menopause treatments and lifestyle changes. All women experience menopause sometime after the age of 45. Menopause marks the end of your reproductive cycle accompanied by a variety of symptoms caused by your hormonal fluctuations. […]
5 Signs That You May Have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
The symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease are relatively easy to catch once you know what to look for. Prevent serious health complications and possible infertility by consulting your gynecologist as soon as you recognize PID symptoms. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is the term used to describe an infection of your reproductive organs caused by bacterial […]
The Best Ways to Avoid Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes can occur in women with no previous medical history of diabetes, and often disappears after you give birth. You can take precautions to help avoid developing gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects as many as 9.2% of all pregnant women. While gestational diabetes poses a risk to mother and child, it is not as threatening […]
PMS vs. PMDD: The Symptoms and Remedies
85% of women have at least one symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) regularly, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Around 10% of women also experience PMDD—an escalation of PMS that can interfere with your everyday life. Most women experience some level of discomfort one to two weeks before their period. Since your […]