If you’re in your first trimester, you may be wondering about the potential for genetic disorders you can pass on to your baby. Genetic testing gives you lots of information that was once unavailable to expectant mothers.
The severity of symptoms varies with endometriosis, but there are telltale signs that point to a likely diagnosis. Learn about four of the most common symptoms so you can get a prompt evaluation and the treatment you need.
Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your fifth, going into labor can be unpredictable, and false alarms can happen too. This guide can help you tell the difference between sporadic symptoms and the actual signs that your baby is on its way.
Sleep problems, frequent urination, unprecedented mood swings: These are all common symptoms of menopause that can have widespread consequences in your personal and professional life. With help from your OB/GYN, you can feel more like yourself again.
Infertility may affect your chances of getting pregnant without intervention, but it doesn’t mean you should give up. Read about five of the top conditions that could affect your fertility and what we can do to help you.
If you have any plans of having kids, it’s never a bad time to take inventory of your lifestyle and the behaviors that might affect your fertility. Read on to learn how your lifestyle could help or hinder your ability to have children.
With a goal of staying in shape through pregnancy, you might find it increasingly challenging to find exercises that are both comfortable and beneficial. Fortunately, exercise during the third trimester is both possible and safe.
Being told that you have a high-risk pregnancy can add to the normal worry and anxiety during this special time. Find out how we determine whether your pregnancy is high risk and what it can mean to you and your unborn baby.
Advances in ultrasound technology have improved patient experiences and provided more accurate diagnoses. Find out how modern ultrasounds work and how they help to monitor pregnancies and the health of your body’s internal structures.
You can help maintain bone health with a balanced diet, adequate exercise, and healthy lifestyle. But having certain health conditions can threaten healthy bones and increase your risk of bone loss. Find out more about these risks.
Pregnancy can be difficult at any time, but staying healthy and comfortable during a winter pregnancy has unique challenges. Here’s what you can expect to encounter if you’re expecting this winter and tips for overcoming the challenges.
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re reviewing ways to reduce your risk of this life-threatening disease. Learn how simple actions can help prevent breast cancer, which ranks as the second leading cause of death in women.
Urinary incontinence is more than an inconvenience. The condition can affect your daily routine, self-image, and quality of life. Learn about the different types of urinary incontinence and how you can manage this treatable condition.
Whether you’re a first-time mom or a seasoned pro, you probably know that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. But there’s plenty of amazing aspects to breastfeeding that you may be surprised to learn.
Understanding a colposcopy and what to expect can help you prepare for this diagnostic procedure and ease any anxiety. Learn what a colposcopy involves so you can improve your experience and get an accurate diagnosis.
You don’t need a medical concern to visit your gynecologist. Scheduling a well-woman exam is important for preventing diseases and identifying potential problems early. Find out how this type of visit can help maintain your health and well-being.
While every woman experiences menopause differently, taking specific steps can help you reduce the way symptoms affect your daily life. Find out how to live more comfortably as your body adjusts to changes that occur during this stage of life.
While uterine fibroids can cause severe and debilitating symptoms, treatment may not always be necessary. Learn about the potential complications associated with fibroids and whether they can threaten your well-being.
Both you and your baby experience constant physical changes during pregnancy. Your prenatal appointments monitor these changes and identify issues early. Find out how often you should visit your doctor, even if you feel fine.
Don’t be put off by the “geriatric pregnancy” label for women who give birth after age 35. Many women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies at this stage of life. Find out what to consider when choosing pregnancy after age 35.
With so many options for birth control, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to determine what’s right for you. Find out how each method works so you can make an informed choice about pregnancy prevention.
A high-risk pregnancy can make you feel anxious and concerned about the months ahead. While you can’t change factors like your age or medical history, you can take steps to improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Whether you’re considering birth control for the first time or rethinking the method you use, it’s easy to get confused by misinformation. Learn the facts before you decide what’s right for your health and lifestyle.
While you may be concentrating on avoiding COVID-19 to stay healthy, routine and urgent gynecologic care can play a major role in protecting your overall well-being. Find out how to maintain a healthy reproductive system during the COVID-19 era.
There are many inevitable aspects of aging but urinary incontinence isn’t one of them. Living with the frustration and embarrassment of urinary incontinence isn’t necessary at any age. Find out how to manage this common and treatable condition.
While access to routine and urgent health care services remains disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you can take the lead with self-care to protect your sexual and reproductive health and rights. Here’s how you can protect your own well-being.
It’s normal to worry if you’ve been referred for a colposcopy. But it’s important to follow your physician’s recommendation to get an accurate diagnosis. Find out what to expect and what’s involved with this vital diagnostic procedure.
While you may not have to worry about your period and unplanned pregnancies when you have sex after menopause, being intimate at this stage of life can present other challenges and concerns. Find out what to expect from sex after menopause.
You’ll give your baby the best possible chance for a healthy birth if you schedule your first prenatal appointment as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. Here’s what to expect so you’re prepared for this important medical consultation.
Are health symptoms like back pain, heavy periods, constipation, a swollen abdomen, painful sex, or frequent urination making your daily life miserable? You could have uterine fibroids. Here’s what you need to know.
Endometriosis can be painful, but did you know it can also affect your fertility? Between 30-50% of women with endometriosis struggle to become pregnant; learn the symptoms so you can get timely treatment — and work toward the ability to conceive.
If your goal is to prevent pregnancy, you have plenty of options — some more complicated than others. In terms of efficacy and ease of use, the IUD rises above the rest, which is why so many women are opting for this form of birth control.
Do you want to find out whether your baby might develop a genetic disorder? Many women are confused about what is involved. Learn more about whether your baby is at risk and what testing methods are available during pregnancy.
You may not realize it, but if you’re trying to conceive, you should take a few extra steps beforehand to get your body ready. With these tips, you can avoid possible complications and ensure a successful pregnancy.
Urinary incontinence can be distressing and affect a woman’s quality of life. Many women, though, are too embarrassed to speak about it. Loss of bladder control is a surprisingly common issue. Fortunately, a range of treatments can help.
Your hormones keep your body balanced. When estrogen starts to diminish, menopause side effects begin affecting your life in a big way. Find out how hormone replacement therapy can help you lessen the unpleasant side effects of menopause.
Osteoporosis can easily sneak up on you over the years, leaving you at risk for weak bones and fractures. But you can take measures prevent it. Here are three lifestyle changes that you can make today to help you prevent osteoporosis.
Estrogen plays a role in so much more than your sexual function. As a woman, you rely on estrogen for good health throughout your life. Find out how estrogen can keep you going strong from puberty through your golden years.
At your first prenatal appointment, your doctor asks you questions, and it's important for you to prepare. Here are 3 topics you should expect to discuss during your first prenatal appointment at The Association for Women’s Health Care.
With all the choices on the birth control market, the intrauterine device, or IUD, is the choice of many healthcare professionals since contemporary IUDs are safe, convenient, reliable, reversible, and available in hormone and no-hormone versions.
Sixty two percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44 use contraception. Birth control comes in many different forms, from pills to intrauterine devices—but finding the right birth control method for you doesn’t have to be a challenge.
Choosing contraception is a big decision with life-changing consequences. An intrauterine device — an IUD — lets you put off a family for as long as you want. And start one when you want to, too. But is an IUD the right choice for you?
If you experience menstrual cramps that seem unusually severe and worsen as you age, it may be more than standard period pain. Find out more about endometriosis, the symptoms it causes, and the treatments available.
When it comes to pregnancy, you know that eating a nutritious diet is essential to the growth and development of your baby. It’s wise to know what foods to eat, but knowing which ones to steer clear of is just as important during those crucial nine months.
Sometimes a person can develop a condition that isn’t just disruptive to her life, but is embarrassing as well. These kinds of issues are doubly problematic because not only do they make daily life difficult...