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Choosing A Contraceptive Method That’s Right For You

85% of women who have unprotected sex, even occasionally, get pregnant within a year. Those odds are not in your favor if you’re not ready to have a child. Choosing a contraceptive method that’s right for you can involve some due diligence and clear thinking.  » Read more about: Choosing A Contraceptive Method That’s Right For You  »


8 Potential Risk Factors Or Signs Of Infertility

Even if you are not trying to get pregnant right now, it is always worthwhile to know if you have any risk factors that will affect your future ability to have children. Both men and women can have them, so let’s look at 8 potential risk factors or signs of infertility.  » Read more about: 8 Potential Risk Factors Or Signs Of Infertility  »


Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit

You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with CareNet Medical Group! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit.  » Read more about: Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit  »


When To Schedule Your First Gynecological Visit

For parents of adolescent girls, or if you are a young teenager yourself, you may wonder about when to schedule a first gynecological visit. You may be surprised by the answer including both when and why.  » Read more about: When To Schedule Your First Gynecological Visit  »


Lifestyle Changes To Make For A Healthy Pregnancy

Your dream of having a family if finally coming true. You are a smart and healthy woman, and know clearly what you should avoid during pregnancy like smoking, drinking, and illegal drugs. At the same time, now would be a good time to review some other lifestyle changes to make for a healthy pregnancy.  » Read more about: Lifestyle Changes To Make For A Healthy Pregnancy  »


Serious Conditions That Are Often Mistaken For PMS

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS describes a variety of symptoms that occur a week or so before the onset of a woman’s period. Many women have tender breasts, become moody or irritable, and experience bloating and a number of other symptoms to some degree. Any symptom of PMS can vary from mild to severe and women may think they are all normal. This is not necessarily true because there are some serious conditions that are often mistaken for PMS.  » Read more about: Serious Conditions That Are Often Mistaken For PMS  »


When Should You See Your OBGYN About A Heavy Period?

Heavy bleeding during your period is sometimes known medically as menorrhagia. Although every woman is different and menstrual cycles can vary, when should you see your OBGYN about a heavy period?  » Read more about: When Should You See Your OBGYN About A Heavy Period?  »


5 Reasons To Schedule A Preconception Visit

Before you get that telltale “glow,” you have to conceive. Before you conceive, you have some planning to do, and one of those planning steps is to schedule a preconception appointment with CareNet Medical Group. You may wonder why, so here are 5 reasons to schedule a preconception visit even if it’s not your first child.  » Read more about: 5 Reasons To Schedule A Preconception Visit  »


How Your Gynecologist Can Help Maximize Your Sexual Health

You may wonder how your gynecologist can help maximize your sexual health, and the truth is they can help, but only if you let them. Since many women would prefer to keep their sexual pleasure or lack thereof to themselves, it’s impossible to get any help if you don’t ask.  » Read more about: How Your Gynecologist Can Help Maximize Your Sexual Health  »


Is My Menstrual Cycle Normal?

We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?
Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters.  » Read more about: Is My Menstrual Cycle Normal?  »