Heading Off To College? 4 Health Screenings You Should Get First


If you're going to be heading off to college soon, you're probably thinking about all the plans you need to make. You might not be thinking about your health: specifically, the health screenings you need to have before you go. Unfortunately, that could put you behind on the preventative health care routine that you're going to need. Scheduling an appointment with your doctor before you leave for college will make sure you start off on the right foot.

14 September 2018

Tips For Women Who Have Heavy Periods


If you have a very heavy period, you know that handling the pain and flow can be quite a challenge.Fortunately, there are some things you can to do maintain your health (and your sanity) when you have a heavy period. These tips can help you make the best of things.  1. Use a menstrual cup instead of typical pads or tampons.  Are you tired of going through feminine hygiene products as if they were no stronger than a flimsy piece of toilet paper?

13 July 2017

Seven Things You Should Always Tell Your Gynecologist


Withholding certain aspects of your personal life from your gynecologist can be tempting -- after all, gynecology deals with the most intimate aspect of your life, and it can be difficult to tell a medical professional things that you wouldn't even tell your best friend. However, withholding information from your gynecologist may have serious health consequences. Following are seven things that you should never keep from your gynecologist.  You Have Multiple Partners 

5 July 2017

3 Reasons An IUD Might Be Right For You


Birth control is an important part of reproductive health and for some women, it is vital to reduce severe symptoms associated with their menstrual cycle. If you are in the process of considering the right form of birth control, the intrauterine device (IUD) might be right for you. You Need Convenient Birth Control One of the most common forms of birth control, pills, is often a daily nuisance for women. You must remember to take your pill at the same time each day and if you forget, you will need to use backup methods to prevent an unintended pregnancy.

24 June 2017

3 Reasons You And Your OBGYN Should Agree On Your Breastfeeding Goals


Whether you choose to formula feed from birth or practice extended breastfeeding past the first year of your child's life, it is important that you discuss your choice with your OBGYN. While many women know it is important to find a pediatrician who supports their feeding choices, what you may not realize is it is also important to find an OBGYN who will support you throughout your child's early infancy. Whether you choose to use formula, exclusively pump, or breastfeed, here are some reasons to make sure your OBGYN is on board with your plan.

21 June 2017

Eat Healthier And Lose Weight While Waiting To Conceive


If you and your partner have been trying to conceive, but it has been to no avail, meeting with an infertility specialist and following their advice is of utmost importance during this trying time. If your doctor feels that your unhealthy eating habits and excessive weight gain may be contributing to the issue at hand, the following tips will help you regain control of your current situation so that your odds of conceiving will increase and you will be healthy when the time comes to raise a child.

8 June 2017

Stress and Pregnancy: What a Gynecologist Will Tell You


Pregnancy is hard enough without stress. Women undergo major bodily changes. They experience wild emotions and their brains are not functioning right because they are overwhelmed by a wash of pregnancy hormones. Enter stress, and you have a monumental milkshake of nothing good. If you are currently pregnant or hope to get pregnant soon, here is what a gynecologist has to say about stress and pregnancy. Stress Is Not Good for a Pregnant Mother

7 June 2017