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Nutrition During Pregnancy: The 5 Food Groups

While you are pregnant, the food you eat gives you the nutrients you need to fuel your body’s activities and help your baby grow. Eating a variety of healthy foods is the best way to give you and your growing baby the nutrition you both need. You also can get nutrients from pills containing vitamins […]

Mirena IUD: More Than Just a Contraceptive

Do heavy periods affect your life? If you answered yes, Mirena might be a good fit for you! In 2009, the FDA announced its approval for Mirena to be used as a non-surgical treatment option to help treat and manage heavy menstrual bleeding. Heavy periods take a physical, social and emotional toll as well. Studies show heavy […]

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 […]

Self Breast Exam: The Ultimate Guide that Could Save Your Life

A self-exam will help you learn the normal shape and feel of your breast. They also make it easier to notice changes. If you have felt a lump, it should be checked even if your last mammography result was normal. If your exam shows a lump or if the results are not clear, more tests will […]

Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Testing

Prenatal tests are medical tests you get during pregnancy. They help your health care provider find out how you and your baby are doing.  First-trimester Prenatal Screening Tests First-trimester screening is a combination of fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing. This screening process can help to determine the risk of the fetus having certain birth […]

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, […]

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 […]

HPV and You: What It Is and What You Can Do

HPV is a very common virus. In fact, there are over 100 types of HPV. But only certain types cause cancer. Most sexually active people will get HPV at some time in their lives, though most will never know because HPV usually has no signs or symptoms. Most of the time, HPV will go away […]