Category Archives : ACOG

Hysterectomy: The Facts

Some information provided by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. An abdominal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes your uterus through an incision in your lower abdomen. Your uterus — or womb — is where a baby grows if you’re pregnant. A partial hysterectomy removes just the uterus, leaving the cervix intact. A […]

Mammography: Testing and Test Results

Attention: Before reading this blog, (get more information on the basics of Mammography.) What to Expect The day you have the test done, you should not wear powders, lotions or deodorants. This is because most of these products have substances that can show on the X-ray films. They can make the films had for the […]

Mammography: The Basics

Information courtesy of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Mammography is an X-ray technique used to study the breasts. It can help find breast cancer at an early stage (when treatment is more likely to succeed). About 1in 8 women will get breast cancer during their lives. Most cases of breast cancer occur in […]

Sexually Transmitted Infections: What you need to know

  Below are some of the most important and generally understood facts of sexually transmitted infections and diseases. STIs may not be the most fun topic on the Internet, but it’s crucially important to understand their effects, symptoms and facts for anyone who may be at risk. What are STIs? How do they spread? What […]

A Guide to Exercise During Pregnancy

Fitness minded mommies-to-be often ask questions like “Can I keep exercising?” and “What kind of restrictions do I have for exercise?”. There are only a handful of studies published that look specifically at scientific data on exercise and pregnancy. For years, pregnant patients were advised to avoid exercise for fear of it increasing the risk […]

ACOG Blog: Behind Many Olympic Champions Stands a Mom

We may not all be Olympians, but we can all take care of ourselves like Olympians by making healthy choices and getting the preventive care we need, Dr. Jeanne Conry reminds us in this week’s ACOG blog post. …let’s take a minute to applaud these mothers and remind all women that their children’s health begins […]

Answering Questions About Birth Defects

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Did you know that every 4 ½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States? Help increase awareness in your community. Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. That translates into nearly 120,000 U.S. babies […]