Category Archives : Services

Everything You Want to Know About the Mirena IUD

Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD that is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to 5 years. Mirena is recommended for women who have had a child. Mirena also treats heavy periods in women who choose intrauterine contraception. Is Mirena Reversible? Mirena is a small, T-shaped device, also […]

HPV and You: What You Can do About It

There are a few reasons why your healthcare provider may recommend an HPV test. If you are 21-29 years old, and HPV test could be recommended if your Pap test is abnormal or inconclusive. If you are 30 or older, HPV testing may be recommended, even if your Pap test is normal. HPV: What You […]

Key Facts: Cervical Cancer Screening

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. Studies over the past decades have found that there is no […]

The Basics: Labor Induction (Part 2)

Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on (induce) labor. Labor is induced for many reasons. Some of the methods used to induce labor also can speed up labor if it is going too slowly. Labor is induced in about 20% of pregnant women in the United States. If you […]

The Basics: Labor Induction (Part 1)

Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on (induce) labor. Labor is induced for many reasons. Some of the methods used to induce labor also can speed up labor if it is going too slowly. Labor is induced in about 20% of pregnant women in the United States. Stages of […]

Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

Each woman’s labor unique. The amount of pain a woman feels during labor may differ from that felt by another woman. Pain depends on many factors, such as the size and position of the baby and the strength of contractions. Some women take classes to learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help cope with pain […]

If Your Baby is Breech: The Best Option for You

Before birth, most babies move into a head-down position in the uterus, though some do not. When the buttocks, feet or both are in place to come out first during birth it is called breech presentation. If your baby is in the breech presentation when your due date is near, you should know what to […]

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 […]