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I'm Struggling With the Transition to Menopause

Menopause doesn’t strike all at once. Just like puberty, it arrives gradually, bringing both physical and emotional changes. If you’re in the years leading up to menopause — a stage known as perimenopause — you may find these changes challenging.

Sep 6th, 2022
Who Needs a C-Section?

You’ve always dreamed of having your baby naturally, even if it’s painful. But vaginal delivery isn’t possible for every birth. Sometimes, you or your baby’s health depends on a fast, surgical delivery without labor. Do you need a C-section?

Aug 9th, 2022
Tips to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

Oops! You laughed. And peed. Again. When your pelvic floor muscles are weak, it’s hard to retain urine under pressure. Here’s how to strengthen and tone them so you can laugh without embarrassment or accidents again.

Jul 6th, 2022
It Hurts When I Have Sex

Sex should be fulfilling, not painful. If you experience painful sex, don’t ignore it. Find out what’s causing your pain and learn how to reclaim your joy and pleasure.

Jun 1st, 2022
Can You Lower Your Risk for a Miscarriage?

If you’ve had a miscarriage before, or if they run in your family, you may wonder if it’s possible to prevent them. Though most miscarriages are due to chromosomal abnormalities that are beyond your control, improving your health may lower your risk.

May 1st, 2022
Is Leaking Urine Normal With Aging?

When it comes to aging, what’s “normal” doesn’t have to be acceptable anymore. If you have trouble holding your urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or jump, don’t head to the adult incontinence aisle of your local pharmacy. Fix the problem, instead.

Apr 4th, 2022
Benefits of Barrier Birth Control Methods

With all of the easy new forms of birth control available, you might think that barrier birth control belongs in your great-grandmother’s past. But it has a lot of advantages, including (in some cases) protection against STIs.

Mar 3rd, 2022
5 Causes of Missing Periods

When you miss your period, your first thought may be that you’re pregnant. Although pregnancy is the #1 cause of missed periods, it’s not the only one. Why aren’t you menstruating regularly anymore? Following are five common reasons why.

Feb 1st, 2022
Are Fibroids Serious?

About one in three women over the age of 30 in the United States have uterine fibroids. Until your doctor gave you the bad news, though, you may not have even realized you have them. Now you wonder if they’re serious and what you should do.

Jan 6th, 2022
The Difference Between Perimenopause and Menopause

You wake up in the middle of the night feeling hot and sweaty. But you still have your period. Are you in menopause? Or is it perimenopause? Here’s how to tell the difference and feel more comfortable with both.

Dec 8th, 2021
Do You Have Any of These STD Symptoms?

Even if you practice safer sex, you could still get a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Abstinence is the only 100% guaranteed way to avoid STDs. If you have sex and notice troubling symptoms, pay attention. Early treatment reduces complications.

Nov 8th, 2021
What Causes Abnormal Bleeding?

Normally, women and girls of reproductive age bleed once a month, for about 4-7 days. When your periods are too heavy, too short, too long, or occur after menopause, you have abnormal bleeding. Why is that happening to you?

Oct 7th, 2021
Relief for Your Urinary Incontinence

Twice as many women as men suffer from urinary incontinence. The stress of childbirth, hormonal changes of menopause, and a more complicated anatomy are just some of the reasons. The good news is, help is available.

Sep 8th, 2021
Do I Need Treatment for My Fibroids?

You’re shocked when your doctor tells you that you have uterine fibroids. What are they? Do they need to be treated? Or can you live with them? The answer depends on whether they cause symptoms or not.

Aug 18th, 2021
Why STDs Can Put Your Health at Risk

You’re afraid you might have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but you really don’t want to know. You feel embarrassed. Ashamed. Those are normal feelings. But STDs are serious and shouldn’t be ignored.

Jul 20th, 2021
I'm Pregnant: Where Do I Start?

It happened! Your pregnancy test is positive! You’re excited. You’re nervous. You're not sure what to do next. The first step is getting the prenatal care you need to deliver the healthiest baby possible while staying healthy yourself. Here’s how.

May 10th, 2021
Why Do I Have Urinary Incontinence?

If you lose a little (or a lot) of urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump, you have urinary incontinence. But you don’t have to put up with it. Find out more here.

Apr 1st, 2021
Treatment for Your Menopause Symptoms

Strictly speaking, menopause doesn’t need to be “treated.” Menopause is a perfectly natural stage of life and nothing to fear. But if you have uncomfortable symptoms or bone loss caused by hormonal imbalances, we can help.

Mar 2nd, 2021
The Importance of a Well Woman Exam

When you feel like a well woman, you may wonder why you need a well woman exam. A well woman exam can help you catch health conditions in their earliest stages, before they cause symptoms or distress. A well woman exam keeps you well.

Feb 2nd, 2021
Is My Heavy Bleeding Normal?

When almost everyone around you complains about how painful or uncomfortable their periods are, you may think that heavy bleeding is just part and parcel of being a woman. But it isn’t.

Jan 1st, 2021
The Benefits of Prenatal Care

Pregnancy is one of the greatest gifts that Mother Nature bestows. But in our increasingly unnatural world, it’s still important to make sure your growing baby gets everything they need to become healthy and strong. Prenatal care does just that.

Dec 21st, 2020
How to Choose the Right Birth Control for You

Even if you love kids, maybe you’re just not ready to raise them. Or raise any more. Just yet. But when you’re looking for effective birth control, you feel a bit overwhelmed: Which method is right for you? How do you choose?

Nov 4th, 2020
What You Should Know About Perimenopause

You’ve always known you’d eventually go into menopause and stop having your periods. But you’re hearing a lot of talk about perimenopause, too. What is it? When does it start? And is perimenopause why you don’t feel like yourself lately?

Oct 1st, 2020
Could Your Symptoms Mean You Have an STD?

Something’s “different.” So, you drive yourself crazy, looking up your symptoms on the internet, trying to decide if you should be worried or not. Here’s some information that may help — but ultimately, you need to get tested.

Sep 16th, 2020
What to Expect at Your Well Woman Exam

Why should you go to the gynecologist once a year? For one thing, a well-woman exam may catch problems early, when they might be treated more easily. It also gives you a chance to get the advice and support you need to stay healthy.

Aug 31st, 2020
Don't Ignore a Heavy Period

Your period is often heavy and long. But that’s just the downside of being a woman, right? Wrong. Bleeding heavily during menstruation isn’t normal, shouldn’t be ignored, and doesn’t have to be suffered through. You can get relief.

Jul 15th, 2020
Women's Health Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

You’re worried about the coronavirus, so you’re afraid to go to your OB/GYN. But maintaining your health (and if you’re pregnant, your baby’s health) is your best defense against COVID-19. Here’s how you can stay safe and still get the care you need.

Jun 10th, 2020
When PMS Is Problematic

According to the Office on Women’s Health, about 90% of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS). But when PMS interferes with your quality of life and daily activities, you may need a doctor’s help to feel like yourself again.

May 19th, 2020
5 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

You have a “tummy” ache, but it’s not really your tummy. You feel sore, achy, or bloated in your pelvic area. Is that something you need to get evaluated?

Apr 14th, 2020
Coping With Your Sexual Health After Menopause

You keep reading that a robust sex life is essential to long-term physical and mental health. But since you hit menopause, you’re just not that into sex. When you do “give it a try,” it flat-out hurts. Does that mean you’ll be sexless for life?

Mar 5th, 2020
When to See a Doctor for Fibroids

If you have fibroids, you may wonder if you need to get them treated or if you can take a wait-and-see approach. The answer depends on the size of your fibroids as well as your own reproductive and health goals.

Feb 3rd, 2020
Who Should Have an STD Test and How Often?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may be more common than you think. Getting tested is an important step toward prevention. Who needs testing and how often depends on your age and sexual activity. Click here to learn the specifics.

Sep 19th, 2019
10 Tips to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

Now that you’ve decided to try to start a family, there are many steps you can take to get your body ready. Read on to learn what you can do ahead of time to help ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Aug 23rd, 2019