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When to Resume Birth Control After Pregnancy

When to Resume Birth Control After Pregnancy

Whether you’re finished having children for good or just for now, you might wonder how long to wait before resuming birth control after pregnancy. Determine your best timeline using this brief guide.
Mar 1st, 2024

4 Things to Know About Fibroids and Pregnancy

As an expecting mom, you want to be careful, especially when you have a condition like fibroids that may affect your or your baby’s well-being. Review the facts you should know about uterine fibroids and pregnancy.
Feb 1st, 2024
What Birth Controls Are 100% Effective?

What Birth Controls Are 100% Effective?

With so many methods of contraception available today, you need to gather information to learn which one you can trust. The rate of effectiveness should factor in as you weigh your options.
Jul 12th, 2023
Can My Fibroids Stop Me From Getting Pregnant?

Can My Fibroids Stop Me From Getting Pregnant?

Trying to get pregnant can be challenging for many reasons, including various common growths and conditions of the uterus. Might your fibroids be the reason for your fertility struggles?
Apr 9th, 2023
What Is a Birth Control Implant?

What Is a Birth Control Implant?

Choosing a reliable form of birth control involves considering a method’s abilities and your own preferences. Here’s what you need to know about Nexplanon®, the birth control implant.
Mar 16th, 2023
What Genetic Testing Can Tell You

What Genetic Testing Can Tell You

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.
Feb 10th, 2023
 4 Telltale Signs of Endometriosis

4 Telltale Signs of Endometriosis

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.
Jan 23rd, 2023
How Will I Know I’m Really In Labor?

How Will I Know I’m Really In Labor?

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.
Dec 6th, 2022
 You Don’t Have to Suffer Through Menopause: There’s Help

You Don’t Have to Suffer Through Menopause: There’s Help

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.
Nov 1st, 2022
5 Conditions That Can Lower Your Chances of Pregnancy

5 Conditions That Can Lower Your Chances of Pregnancy

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.
Sep 14th, 2022
Is Your Lifestyle Impacting Your Fertility?

Is Your Lifestyle Impacting Your Fertility?

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.
Jul 11th, 2022
How To Exercise Safely in Your Third Trimester

How To Exercise Safely in Your Third Trimester

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.
Jun 1st, 2022
What’s a High-Risk Pregnancy?

What’s a High-Risk Pregnancy?

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.
Apr 5th, 2022
How Ultrasounds Have Changed Over the Years

How Ultrasounds Have Changed Over the Years

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.
Mar 10th, 2022
Health Conditions That Impact Your Bone Health

Health Conditions That Impact Your Bone Health

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.
Feb 6th, 2022
Tips for Surviving a Winter Pregnancy

Tips for Surviving a Winter Pregnancy

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.
Dec 9th, 2021
7 Actions That Can Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

7 Actions That Can Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

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.
Oct 7th, 2021
The Different Types of Urinary Incontinence

The Different Types of Urinary Incontinence

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.
Sep 12th, 2021
Everything You Didn't Know About Breastfeeding

Everything You Didn't Know About Breastfeeding

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.
Aug 9th, 2021

Preparing for Colposcopy

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.
Jul 27th, 2021

Why You Should Schedule Well-Woman Exams Even If You're Healthy

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.
Jun 15th, 2021

Take These Steps to Thrive During Menopause

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.
May 9th, 2021

Are Fibroids Dangerous?

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.
Apr 7th, 2021

How Often Should I See My Doctor During Pregnancy?

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.
Mar 2nd, 2021

I'm Over the Age of 35. Is Pregnancy Still an Option For Me?

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.
Feb 18th, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Birth Control

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.
Jan 7th, 2021

What Does It Mean if My Pap Smear Is Abnormal?

It’s normal to feel anxious and scared when you’re told that you have an abnormal Pap smear. But the news might not be so bad. Find out what to expect if your Pap smear results are abnormal.
Dec 10th, 2020

Tips for a High-Risk Pregnancy

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.
Nov 10th, 2020

The Truth About Birth Control

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.
Oct 12th, 2020

Gynecology Care in the Age of COVID-19

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.
Sep 27th, 2020

Urinary Incontinence: Not a Natural Part of Aging

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.
Aug 28th, 2020

The Importance of Self-Care During the COVID-19 Crisis

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.
Jul 1st, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About a Colposcopy

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.
Jun 22nd, 2020

How Menopause Affects Your Sex Life

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.
Mar 1st, 2020

What to Expect During Your First Prenatal Appointment

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.
Feb 1st, 2020

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Fibroids

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.
Jan 9th, 2020

How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

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.
Dec 4th, 2019

Myths and Facts About HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an incredibly common virus. It’s important to know the truth about this sexually transmitted disease so you can protect yourself. Keep reading to learn more!
Nov 1st, 2019

Why More Women Are Choosing the IUD

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.
Oct 17th, 2019

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health

Menopause can wreak havoc on your life and body in many ways. One way is your mental health. Learn how menopause can affect your mental well-being and what you can do to regain your peace of mind.
Sep 1st, 2019

Who Should Undergo Genetic Testing?

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.
Jun 17th, 2019
9 Ways to Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy

9 Ways to Get Your Body Ready for 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.
May 21st, 2019

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV

An HPV infection usually resolves itself. However, in some instances, serious issues can result. Read on to learn what every woman should know about HPV prevention, testing, and treatment.
Apr 28th, 2019
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Female Urinary Incontinence: It's More Common Than You Think

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.
Feb 8th, 2019
Preventing Osteoporosis, The Association for Women’s Health Care

3 Tips for Preventing Osteoporosis

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.
Dec 7th, 2018

The Major Role of Estrogen in Women’s Health

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.
Oct 17th, 2018

3 Topics to Discuss at Your First Prenatal Appointment

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.
Sep 26th, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Consider an IUD

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.
Jan 26th, 2018

Pros And Cons Of An IUD

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?
Aug 24th, 2018

Experiencing Pelvic Pain? It Could Be Fibroids

If you’re experiencing pain or cramping in your lower abdomen, you don’t have to simply suffer through it. Find out if your pelvic pain is caused by uterine fibroids and how to treat them.
Jul 20th, 2018

Are You Suffering From Endometriosis?

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.
Jun 19th, 2018

What Foods Should You Avoid During Pregnancy?

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.
May 18th, 2018

5 Tips for Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a debilitating condition in which your bones thin and make you vulnerable to fractures. Read on to learn five tips for maximizing bone health so you avoid developing osteoporosis.
Feb 21st, 2018