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How to Tell When Labor Begins (Part 1)

Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting and anxious time. Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. However, there is no way to know exactly when you will go into labor. Birth often occurs within 2 weeks before or after your expected due date. Making Plans As you plan […]

Having Twins: What You Need To Know (Part 3)

Having twins can be an exciting time, however, it can also feel intimidating if you don’t already know what to expect. This series discusses twins and explains some of the problems that can occur during a twin pregnancy along with some advice on how to care for your new addition. If you haven’t already read part […]

Having Twins: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

If you are expecting twins and don’t know what to expect, you are not alone. Many women pregnant with twins have no idea what to expect, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn. No two pregnancies are the same, however,  here is more information to help you understand a few key things when you’re expecting twins. […]

Having Twins: What You Need To Know (Part 1)

Being pregnant with more than one baby is called a multiple pregnancy. A multiple pregnancy can be twins (two babies), triplets (three babies), or more. Today, twins are born once in about every 41 births. Having twins can bring great joy and rewards to a family. Sometimes, however, it can also pose a risk to […]

Nausea and Vomiting Of Pregnancy: Your Questions Answered

Some information provided by the Mayo Clinic Morning sickness is nausea that occurs during pregnancy. The name is a misnomer, however, since morning sickness can strike at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness affects a large proportion of pregnant women. It is most common during the first trimester, but for some women […]

Who Should Have Cervical Cancer Screening?

Some information provided by Centers Of Disease Control and Prevention  Cervical cancer screening is an important part of all women’s health care. you should start having a cervical cancer screening at age 21 years. How often you should have cervical cancer screening and which tests you should  depend on your age and health history: Women […]

How To Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Part 2)

With STD’s being one of the most easily spread diseases in the United States, every man and woman should know how to protect themselves and their partner from STD’s. By knowing the facts, you can take steps to protect your health. If you missed part 1, you can view it here. Syphilis  Syphilis is caused […]

How To Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Part 1)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are infections that are spread by sexual contact. Except for colds and flu, STDs are the most common contagious (easily spread) diseases in the United States, with millions of new cases of STD’s each year. Although some STDs can be treated and cured, others cannot. Prevention is key to fighting STDs. […]

Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back pain is one of the most common discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Although back pain frequently goes away after the baby is born, for some women, it does not. About 40% of women who have back pain during pregnancy continue to have pain for months afterward. This blog will explain: The causes of back pain […]

All About Morning Sickness: A Video Guide (from Panhandle OBGYN)

Morning sickness is most common in the first trimester, though some patients experience sickness throughout the entire pregnancy. Morning sickness is characterized by these traits: Nausea Fatigue Vomiting Vomiting is often induced by certain foods and/or smells. It can occur anywhere from once a day to several times a day. This tends to drastically vary between […]