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5 Easy Ways to Relieve Painful Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps are caused by uterine contractions (when your uterus tightens and relaxes allowing blood to leave your uterus). The lining of your uterus releases special chemicals called “prostaglandins.” These substances can increase the intensity of the contractions, especially if the levels rise. High levels of prostaglandins may also cause nausea and lightheadedness. For some […]

Breastfeeding Your Baby: The Perks

More and more women are choosing to breastfeed their babies, and for good reason. Breast milk provides the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins, and fat that your baby needs to grow. It also protects your baby against certain diseases. Although some women may not be able to breastfeed for a variety of reasons, for most […]

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 […]

Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is More Important Than You Thought

Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. Screening includes the Pap test and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV). Most women should have cervical cancer screening on a regular basis. Why Cervical Cancer Screening Is Done The cervix is the opening […]

The Ultimate Guide: Foods To Eat & Avoid While Pregnant

During pregnancy, it’s important to keep in mind that healthy eating is critical to a baby’s growth and development. Check out a few pointers to what you should be eating and avoiding if you’re expecting a new edition to your family: Do Eat: Lentils & Beans: Not only are lentils packed with protein that will keep […]

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 […]

What Is HPV? | Abnormal Paps & More | Dr. George Barnett

What is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. HPV can cause cervical and other cancers cancers including cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis or anus. It can also cause cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils. Cancer often takes […]

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 […]