Did you know that two hundred million of the world’s approximately one billion smokers are women? Women smokers face unique challenges, not only with the fact that they have poor cessation rates compared to men but because they are more susceptible to the detrimental effects of smoking on their health. Let’s explore the variousRead More
How does a pregnancy test work?
One of the first things women do when they suspect they may be pregnant is take a pregnancy test. They are readily available at any grocery or drug store – and even some gas stations carry them! You may be wondering how a pregnancy test works. Read on to learn more. The Pregnancy Test WhileRead More
How to Prevent Breast Cancer
Statistically, an American woman has about a 12.5% chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. The incidence rates have been increasing slightly every year in recent decades – some of the reasons appear to be uncontrollable, but others are controllable. There are numerous issues associated with breast cancer. Below,Read More
Responsibilities of a Midwife
A midwife is someone who will provide individualized care to women before, during, and after pregnancy. In fact, certified nurse-midwives are able to deliver a baby safely. If a mother has a chronic illness, or if it is a high-risk pregnancy, then the midwife will consult with an OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist) or refer the mother toRead More
How to Find the Right OB/GYN?
If you just found out that you are pregnant, guess what? You have many doctor visits in your future – up until and even after you give birth. So, since you will be spending a lot of time at the OB/GYN’s office, it is of utmost importance that you find one who is compassionate, andRead More
Gynecologists Who Care: Spotlight On University OBGYN Associates
Women have unique healthcare needs, and these needs change with each phase of life. Whether you are looking for a doctor for your first gynecologist appointment, planning a family, or searching for guidance for other issues, a gynecologist should be there to provide and guide you, and generations of families, with quality healthcare services throughoutRead More
Talk to Your Gynecologist About High-Risk Pregnancy
“High-risk pregnancy” is a term used to describe a pregnant woman who has one or more factors that may put her or her unborn baby at risk for complications. This classification is commonly attributed to women who decide to become pregnant at an older age, around 35 or older, where having a baby has beenRead More
Pregnancy and Diabetes: What to Watch Out For
You are at a greater risk for getting sick when you are pregnant, because your immune system is in a compromised state. It is easy to dismiss all health issues you may be experiencing, and say “Oh it is just because I am pregnant,” and while what you are feeling may be pregnancy related, expertsRead More
Struggling With Infertility Doesn’t Mean You’ll Never Get Pregnant
There are so many stories about infertility out there, commonly ones that sounds like this: someone spends a year going through the roller coaster ride of trying to have a baby, hoping it would be their month, but unfortunately their period inevitably came. They keep checking in with the OB/GYN, who tells them that nothingRead More
What is Urogynecology?
Women seek obstetrical and gynecological health care at many different stages of their lives for many different reasons, and look for a combination of both highly skilled and compassionate health care qualities in providers and their settings. Women who experience leakage from their bladders or have the “got to go” feeling (urgency) at inconvenient timesRead More