What are Prenatal Vitamins?

Because a woman’s nutritional requirements change during pregnancy, many OB/GYN providers recommend prenatal vitamins to ensure pregnant moms get all the nutrients they need to have a healthy pregnancy and…

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a condition caused by certain strains of bacteria that release toxins into the bloodstream. The strains that cause toxic shock syndrome are staph (Staphylococcus aureus)…

Placental Abruption: What Is it, Why Does it Occur and How Can You Treat It?

Placental abruption occurs when the uterine lining separates from the placenta. It typically occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy though it can occur as soon as 20 weeks. Approximately…

What is Vaginal Obstruction?

Vaginal obstruction occurs when a wall of tissue blocks the opening of the vagina. Blockage can occur at many levels of the vaginal wall and can be complete or partial.…

Inducing Labor: What Pregnant Women Should Know

Labor induction is a planned, artificial start of the birthing process. In the past, medical providers would only induce labor if there was a health risk for the mother or…

Deep Vein Thrombosis FAQs

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein deep within the body. DVT occurs in the thigh, lower leg or pelvis, but…

Dysmenorrhea: How To Gauge Period Pain

If you’ve ever experienced painful periods, you’re not alone. The medical term for painful menstruation is “dysmenorrhea,” and many women suffer from dysmenorrhea on a monthly basis, making it one…

Infertility Causes and Treatments

Infertility describes the inability to conceive or carry a baby to term. Although the terms infertility and sterility sometimes appear interchangeable, sterility refers specifically to an inability to conceive, where…

Breastfeeding Dos and Don’ts for New Mothers

Breastfeeding is a natural process, but that doesn’t mean it comes to new mothers intuitively or that you won’t need to ask for help. We hope this quick guide will…

Preparing Your Daughter for Her First Pelvic Exam

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends girls have their first gynecologic visit when they’re between the ages of 13 and 15. Generally, this visit involves a conversation between…