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Fibrocystic Breasts: Understanding Changes In Your Breasts

Do your breasts ever feel “lumpy”, sore or tender? If so, you may have fibrocystic breasts. This is a very common condition. It is not a disease, and it is not cancer. your doctor can rule out problems and help you ease your symptoms. Your Breasts Your breasts are made up of three kinds of tissue: […]

The Ultimate Guide: Traveling While Pregnant

Traveling safely during pregnancy depends on whether you have any problems that need special care, how far along you are in your pregnancy, and your comfort. For most women, traveling is safe during pregnancy. The Best Time to Travel The Best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancy—between weeks 14 and 28.Most […]

Planning For Pregnancy

While it is a wonderful experience, becoming pregnant is a life-changing event. Pregnancy can be very complicated and approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of pregnancies are not planned or are unexpected. This can potentially lead to complications both while pregnant and after delivery. It is recommended to visit with your doctor about your medical history, family […]

Not Your Mother’s Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on women, second only to the Cesarean Section. In the United States more than 600,000 women undergo hysterectomy procedures each year. For most women the thought of a hysterectomy brings forth concerns over a long and painful recovery as well as time away from […]

HPV: Warting Off Cervical Cancer

Genital HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and is strongly linked with the development of cervical cancer. Vaccination against HPV could dramatically reduce the rate of cervical cancer and genital warts. What is HPV? HPV (Human papillomavirus) is a family of over 100 types of viruses, and different types […]

Pregnancy Weight: Breaking It Down

Everyday in the obstetrician’s office, pregnant women are questioning if they are gaining too much weight or too little weight. Everyone seems to have an opinion for the soon-to-be mother and issues of weight, diet and exercise become very important. Women are bombarded with co-workers saying they are “way too big” or their due date […]

Birth Plans: The Basics

There are advantages and disadvantages to birth plans. The advantages include prompting young couples to discuss and explore the birth process, think about decisions that will have to be made, and open a dialogue with their care provider. The disadvantages include a feeling of failure if events stray from the plan and tension between the […]

Caffeine During Pregnancy: The Facts

We all know the feeling; Not quite awake, but certainly not sleeping. Fighting to keep moving while hoping for a pick-me-up to get us through the day. There are a variety of options. From sleep schedules to dietary habits, a routine is a common occurrence. One of the most common of these habits is a […]

A Guide to Reducing and Preventing Morning Sickness (by Panhandle OBGYN)

With hormone levels spiking, nausea and vomiting are associated with the first trimester of pregnancy. This ailment is commonly referred to as morning sickness. Morning sickness is normal, and even to be expected.  In fact, more than 50% of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Morning sickness is not harmful to you or your baby, but if you […]

Pain During Pregnancy

Let’s face it, pain is a part of pregnancy. Stretching, growing and adjusting can be an uncomfortable process, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. The pains and sensations of pregnancy are difficult to explain to a person that has never experienced them, and are often under estimated by new mothers-to-be. Pain is very common, especially to […]