Women’s Health

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  »


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  »


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?  »


What You Should Know Before Your First Mammogram

If you are approaching 40 years old, it is time to have your first mammogram screening. Some women become anxious and worry about all sorts of unknowns. We are here to tell you that sometimes anticipating something is worse than the actual event. So take heart and learn what you should know before your first mammogram.  » Read more about: What You Should Know Before Your First Mammogram  »


Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention

Everyone knows that using birth control gives a woman control over when and if she becomes pregnant. What you may not know is that there are some great birth control benefits that are beyond pregnancy prevention.  » Read more about: Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention  »


How to Handle Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth

Women who expect to leave all the pregnancy aches and pains behind them after childbirth soon find that postpartum symptoms can be almost just as bad.   » Read more about: How to Handle Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth  »


New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know

If you have been confused in the past by changes in breast cancer screening guidelines, buckle up! Recently, more changes have been passed down as guidelines, so it’s important to make sure you’re knowledgeable.   » Read more about: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines You Should Know  »


Your Guide to Preterm Labor Prevention

Most pregnancies last to term, which is at least 37 weeks. Full term is 39 – 40 weeks, but about 12% of babies in the U.S. are born preterm or prematurely.  » Read more about: Your Guide to Preterm Labor Prevention  »


Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health

Pap smears, also known as Pap tests, help to identify suspicious cells in your cervix that could signal a precancerous condition.  » Read more about: Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health  »