Blog Archive

Myths and Facts About HPV Oct 16th, 2019

Let’s kick this off with one fact everyone should know about HPV — it’s very common. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 80 million Americans are infected with human papillomavirus — most in their teens or early 20s. Despite its prevalence, there’s still much that’s misunderstood...

What You Should Know About Postpartum Incontinence (Hint: It's Normal) Sep 1st, 2019

If you experience some urinary leakage when you laugh, sneeze, or jump after you give birth, you are not alone. In fact, postpartum urinary incontinence is pretty common, affecting about up to 50% of all women.  After you give birth, your life changes in many ways, some permanently and some...

How an Infertility Diagnosis Affects Your Mental Health Aug 13th, 2019

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant without success, you may be experiencing anger, frustration, depression, and even grief. When you encounter a situation that’s out of your control, your mental health may suffer. And when relatives ask when your little bundle of joy is going to appear, that can...

It's Never Too Early to Check for Breast Cancer: Tips for Self-Exams Jul 17th, 2019

Every year in the U.S., nearly a quarter million women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die of the disease according to data from the CDC. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, with about 2.1 million new cases diagnosed in 2018....

Benefits of Fetal Monitoring: How It Helps Your Baby During Delivery Jun 4th, 2019

Labor and delivery are natural processes for both moms and babies, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have complications. In fact, the contractions and other changes that occur during labor and birth can be stressful, especially for the baby. Considering you might be in labor for hours, that’s a lot...

Most Common Risk Factors Associated With Fibroids May 10th, 2019

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign (i.e., non-cancerous) tumors affecting women, occurring in as many as 70 percent to 80 percent of all women age 50 years and older. Still, not every woman develops fibroids, and not all fibroids cause symptoms. Knowing your risk factors is a good way...

Endometriosis is a painful condition that can complicate both fertility and pregnancy. Find out more Apr 15th, 2019

Endometriosis is a common but painful condition that can cause a variety of problems and complications. Because endometriosis usually impacts the reproductive organs, many women wonder how this condition will affect pregnancy.  What is endometriosis? When you have endometriosis, the cells that make up the lining of your uterus grow...

Why MonaLisa TouchⓇ Is a Popular Procedure Among Postmenopausal Women Mar 5th, 2019

We don’t refer to menopause as “the change of life” for nothing. During perimenopause and menopause, women experience changes in hormone levels that can affect the body and mind. Menopause can be a positive time in your life, signaling the end of your reproductive years and freedom from the hormonal...

How to Know if an IUD Is the Right Birth Control Option for You Feb 7th, 2019

With so many options these days, finding the perfect method of birth control is a very personal choice. The intrauterine device (IUD) can offer many benefits. Not only can it last several years at a time, but it’s also reversible. IUDs are an excellent way to ward off pregnancy because...

Medical Conditions That Lead to a High-Risk Pregnancy Jan 11th, 2019

From the minute you see your baby on the ultrasound, or hear their heart beating ever-so-rapidly, you’re constantly thinking about their health and well-being. For mothers-to-be who are having high-risk pregnancies, whether because of a chronic condition or something that develops while they’re expecting, those 40 weeks can be a...

Am I a Good Candidate for Endometrial Ablation? Dec 10th, 2018

Between 10 and 30% of women of reproductive age suffer from abnormal menstrual bleeding. The effects of heavy, painful periods can have a huge impact on quality of life and confidence. Women often feel that their only option to end their gynecological problems is a hysterectomy - an invasive procedure...

Everything You Need to Know About Your Prenatal Appointments Nov 21st, 2018

Congratulations, you’re expecting! Finding out that you’re pregnant is exciting, but it can also fill your mind with questions. Throughout your pregnancy, you’ll have prenatal visits to answer those questions and monitor the health of you and your baby. Learn more about what to expect when you have your prenatal...

Enjoying Sexual Intimacy Again with MonaLisa Touch Oct 18th, 2018

Menopause gets the blame for many of the symptoms you experience past the age of 40. As you approach your 50’s the symptoms often seem relentless. Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, and fatigue are just a few of the common symptoms of menopause. Estrogen influences a lot that goes...

6 Benefits of Using an IUD Sep 26th, 2018

Choosing birth control that’s right for you is a highly personal decision. Depending on where you are in your life, your family history, and your age, some birth control methods may be better for you than others. There’s really no shortage of methods for you to choose from, and it...

What to Ask During Your Preconception Counseling Appointment Aug 23rd, 2018

Planning a pregnancy is exciting and, let’s face it, maybe slightly terrifying at the same time. Although it’s been going on since civilization began, most women have a multitude of questions about the process.You may be wondering: Are you healthy enough? Do all pregnant women get as grumpy as your...

Is MonaLisa® Touch Effective in Treating Incontinence and UTI? Jul 23rd, 2018

Menopause is a natural part of life for women, though many feel the effects of menopause as anything but natural. Although hot flashes and night sweats are perhaps the best-known symptoms, they’re hardly the only effects. The hormonal changes that accompany the end of your reproductive years cause a different...

How Often Should I Get Tested for STDs? Jun 28th, 2018

How Often Should I Get Tested for STDs?Everyone takes on new responsibilities once they become sexually active. Decisions regarding birth control and disease prevention top the list, and while the importance of planned pregnancies is obvious, there’s much myth and misinformation surrounding sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and sexually transmitted infections...