Women’s Health

What Does Exercise Look Like While You Are Pregnant?

January 13, 2021

Want to know more about exercising while you are pregnant?  There are plenty of fun and safe exercises to do while you are pregnant.  First, always consult with your doctor prior to starting any new exercise programs. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a great list of Frequently Asked Questions to review as […]

Healthy Habits

January 7, 2021

When you think of starting the New Year, what is a common topic that one generally thinks of?  New Year’s resolutions, right? Whether we want to lose weight, exercise more, reduce stress, or get more sleep… we are determined to improve our life in some form.  We can cover some ground to get you started […]

Hypothyroidism Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism & Pregnancy

November 24, 2020

Finding out you’re pregnant comes with many emotions. Depending on the person and her circumstances, these may include shock, happiness, and maybe even a little bit of fear about the unknown. And if you have an underlying health condition — such as hypothyroidism — you may be wondering how it could affect your pregnancy and […]

Spotting vs Period

Spotting vs Period

November 13, 2020

When it comes to reproductive health, some women are an open book. They have no issue bringing up the subject and discussing it openly — with their friends, female relatives, and their doctors. Others feel like the topics are embarrassing or taboo, so when they have questions regarding vaginal discharge, they may feel adrift as to who […]

What are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

What are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

October 29, 2020

When you’re pregnant for the first time, you experience a long list of new sensations. Morning sickness, breast tenderness, needing extra sleep, and having to urinate with frequency are some of the most common symptoms. Then there are the cute surprises — such as when you feel your baby kicking for the first time, or […]

abnormal pap smear

Abnormal Pap Smear Test

October 1, 2020

Every year, women all over the country go to their gynecologist for their annual pap smear test — which is part of their well-woman exam. The routine is familiar. You arrive at your scheduled appointment, you’re given several minutes alone to undress and put on a paper robe, and you lay down on an examination table […]

Vaginal Itching: Why is my Vagina Itchy?

Vaginal Itching: Why is my Vagina Itchy?

September 17, 2020

When it comes to women’s health, there are plenty of subjects that friends are happy to engage in conversation — how to deal with PMS, experiences with different types of birth control, the discomforts that come with pregnancy, adjusting to postpartum life, the confusion that comes with perimenopause, and the hot flashes of menopause. Yet, […]

How to Manage Anxiety While Pregnant

How to Manage Anxiety While Pregnant

August 20, 2020

Whenever someone mentions they just found out they’re pregnant, they are met with shrieks of excitement and congratulatory messages. Well-intentioned friends and family members may start talking about possible baby names and sending gifts. Book and magazine covers may display a picture of a seemingly happy pregnant woman. But, what happens if you’re not feeling […]

IUD Removal: What to Expect

IUD Removal: What to Expect

August 12, 2020

One of the best things about living in modern society is that there are so many options for birth control. While some people are fine relying on condoms, it can become too much of a hassle to keep them in stock. Others prefer contraceptive pills, yet give up after forgetting to take it every single […]

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites During Pregnancy

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites During Pregnancy

July 24, 2020

Finding out you’re pregnant can be an overwhelming and exciting experience. If it was planned, you’re ecstatic about sharing the information with loved ones as soon as possible. If it was a surprise, you may need some time to process the news. But no matter the circumstances, there are always common denominators — morning sickness, […]