Eligibility Criteria for VBAC: Are You a Candidate?

VBAC, or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, is an alternative to repeat cesarean deliveries. Many women opt for VBAC to have the experience of a vaginal birth, potentially benefiting from a shorter recovery period and fewer risks than a c-section. Choosing how to deliver your baby is deeply personal, and understanding the options can empower you. Here […]

How to Prepare for Your First Mammogram

Are you getting ready for your first mammogram? That’s great! It’s an important step in taking care of your breast health. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the procedure: What Are Mammograms? A mammogram is like a medical picture of your breast, created using X-rays. It helps doctors look for breast problems, such as […]

Top Treatments for Pelvic Pain Syndrome: From Medications to Physical Therapy

Pelvic pain syndrome can be a troubling condition, causing discomfort that varies from mild to severe. Commonly, you might experience aching or sharp pain in the lower abdomen, which can disrupt daily activities and sleep patterns. It’s not just about physical discomfort; the constant pain can also take a toll on your emotional well-being. Fortunately, relief […]

Navigating Pregnancy After 35

Embarking on the journey of pregnancy after 35, often termed “advanced maternal age,” comes with its own set of considerations. Being pregnant at this stage may indeed present higher risks compared to younger years. However, it’s equally important to remember that many women experience healthy pregnancies and welcome babies into the world safely at this age. The […]

The Impact of Mental Health on Fertility

Understanding the connection between your mental health and fertility is key. Just like physical well-being, mental well-being plays a crucial role in your journey towards starting a family. It’s important to recognize that stress, anxiety, and depression can influence the delicate balance of hormones in your body, potentially affecting your fertility. However, it’s equally important to remember that […]

Am I Eligible for Vaginal Birth if I Had a C-Section for My Last Pregnancy?

A cesarean birth, also known as a C-section, is an alternative to a vaginal birth in which a baby is delivered through surgical incisions in the abdomen and uterus. Women may have a C-section for several different reasons, such as if the baby’s heart rate is abnormal, it is in an abnormal position, or there […]

Identifying Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Pelvic pain syndrome describes pain in the pelvic region below the belly button, lasting at least six months or longer. While it is a physical condition, it can impact your overall quality of life, leading to depression, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. The cause of pelvic pain syndrome is not always known; it may be caused by underlying […]

What To Expect From Your First Prenatal Care Visit

After finding out you’re going to be a mother, you may be overwhelmed by feelings of excitement and even worry. The first step is to schedule a prenatal visit to establish the baby’s health and begin creating your health care plan. Here’s what you can expect during your first prenatal care visit. When Does the First […]

What Is Endometrial Ablation?

Every woman’s menstrual cycle is unique, from how long their cycle lasts to how heavy their flow is. This can make it difficult to know what is considered “normal.” However, if you experience heavy menstrual bleeding accompanied by fatigue that requires you to limit your daily activities, an endometrial ablation could be the solution. Understanding Menstrual Bleeding […]

How To Tell the Difference Between Hypothyroidism and Menopause

Menopause is a period when you have not had a menstrual cycle for at least 12 months as your reproductive years come to a close. Perimenopause includes the years preceding the end of your monthly cycle, during which periods may become irregular. You may also experience uncomfortable symptoms due to large fluctuations in your hormones. Some […]

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