Posts Categorized: OB/GYN

What Birthing Choices Do I Have?

Unborn Baby As an expecting mother, you have a lot of choices to make about how you want to deliver your baby. What doctor should I choose? Should I have a natural birth? Do I want to give birth at home or in a hospital? Here is some information to help you make a few of these... Read more »

The Importance of Folic Acid

Expectant mothers should maintain a healthy pregnancy in order to reduce the risk of birth defects, and one combatant to certain types of birth defects in the brain and spinal cord is folic acid. Taking folic acid in recommended doses before and during pregnancy can help prevent these birth defects, and it can be taken... Read more »

Caring for Your Heart: Tips to Prevent Heart Attack & Stroke

Heart Health Heart disease, including heart attack, is the number one cause of death in the United States. Stroke, a related condition, is the number five cause of death in the United States. Several factors that contribute to heart attacks and strokes are not under our control, but many of the biggest factors are—including your lifestyle, which... Read more »

Summer Pregnancy: How to Beat the Heat and Stay Safe

Pregnant Woman Heat and humidity can be unpleasant for anyone, but they can take an even greater toll on soon-to-be moms. Here’s a look at several areas that can cause problems for pregnant women in the summer, and how you can go about proactively preventing and managing these sorts of issues during a summer pregnancy. Heat Intolerance... Read more »

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What is Healthy?

OBGYN - What to Expect AFTER Expecting Weight gain is expected and highly necessary during pregnancy. While a baby is in the womb, the mother must provide nutrients through additional calorie consumption, which naturally leads to an increase in weight. What are the right amounts of weight gain, and what are some strategies you can take to hit these proper thresholds during... Read more »

Symptoms, Causes and Management of PMS

Often known by its abbreviation PMS, premenstrual syndrome includes a variety of symptoms surrounding the menstrual cycle in women. It’s estimated that up to three out of every four menstruating women have experienced some form of PMS. Symptoms   The list of potential signs and symptoms of PMS is quite long, but in most cases,... Read more »

How To Safely Lose That Baby Weight

Twins During pregnancy and leading up to delivery, it’s natural and expected for mothers to gain weight as they provide nutrients for the growing baby. When the baby is delivered, however, it becomes time to lose that weight. In most cases, if you were a normal weight and gained the general recommended average of between 25... Read more »

What are Ovarian Cysts?

Women have two ovaries located on each side of the uterus, and these ovaries can develop fluid-filled sacs or pockets either within or on their surface called ovarian cysts. Several women have ovarian cysts at some point in their lives, and while many of these cysts aren’t harmful, some cases of ovarian cysts can be... Read more »

Diastasis Recti: What It Is and How to Overcome It

Diastasis recti is a condition where the belly sticks out due to a widening of the space between your left and right belly muscles. It’s sometimes referred to as a “pooch.” So what exactly is diastasis recti and how can you treat it? Here’s a look. Basic facts Diastasis recti is very common among pregnant... Read more »

What is a Colposcopy?

A colposcopy is a procedure in which a doctor is able to examine the cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease, and it uses an item called a colposcope with a special magnifying lens. When might this test be right for you, and what types of conditions can it help identify? Here’s a look... Read more »