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Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Sleeping Success

When you are pregnant, you may find yourself struggling to get adequate sleep and rest as your bump continues to grow. The following are a few helpful tips to help get you the well-deserved rest you need. Pro Tips It’s important to remember that over-the-counter sleep aids, including herbal remedies, are not recommended for pregnant women. Instead, […]

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 […]

Leaky Bladder? You’re Not Alone: Urinary Incontinence

Did you know that 1 in 3 women may experience bladder leakage, also known as urinary incontinence? UI is not just a medical problem. Because some women with UI are afraid to do normal day-to-day activites, it has an emotional and psychological effect. A common misconception is that urinary incontinence is just part of getting […]

Novasure: The Stress Free Solution for Women with Heavy Periods

Excessive menstrual bleeding is usually known as menorrhagia. This can be a distressing problem and is one of the most common reasons for women to visit their Gynocologist. Heavy periods take a physical, social and emotional toll as well. Studies show heavy periods mean more than heavy bleeding. They can affect women in a number […]

Vulvar Diseases: Self-Care Tips

 The vulva is the group of external structures that comprise the female genitalia. Vulvar disorders and diseases are often a complex mix of several problems. Most women believe that vulvar itching, burning, and vaginal discharge can only mean one thing: a yeast infection. However, more than two dozen diseases can cause the symptoms of genital itching, […]

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 […]

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 […]