Have you ever had someone tell you that you need to get your hormones checked? In general, those are fighting words for many women and men, but many people are finding that their symptoms once attributed to “getting older” are validated and caused by hormone loss.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common problems affecting women of reproductive age. Normal menstrual periods are typically 21-35 days apart, lasting about five days with moderate flow. When bleeding is outside these parameters, it can cause significant disruptions to a woman’s quality of life.
We will discuss things like how to have a healthy pregnancy, your partners role in preconception, and things to consider when trying to get pregnant.
The vagina is filled with good bacteria, or flora, that protects us from developing infection. All of the good bacteria that makes up the vagina is known as the vaginal microbiome or vaginal ecosystem.
There are studies that support the use of testosterone and have found improvements in sexual activity, satisfaction and pleasure when compared to women not using testosterone. Is the answer testosterone and testosterone alone?
Why does COVID-19 matter to a pregnant woman? Because you are at higher risk of adverse health outcomes, such as need for hospitalization, need for ICU admission, need for use of a ventilator, and risk of death. Because your fetus may be at risk for preterm birth if you get a COVID-19 infection during pregnancy. Because COVID-19 is dangerous to the people around you.
Throughout our whole pregnancy, we check our pregnancy apps weekly to learn about the changes to our bodies and our babies. We buy books on what to expect. We talk with friends and join mom groups. We take classes to prepare us for labor (can we ever be really prepared for labor?). Sadly, postpartum is something that we are ill-prepared to face.
Did you know that if you are sexually active and not using birth control, you’re about 85% likely to become pregnant within a year? Choosing the right birth control method can be overwhelming but it is important to be familiar with all of your options. If you are interested in a long-acting reversible method of contraception (LARC) like Nexplanon or an IUD, then please reference “Let’s Talk Birth Control: Part One”. If you are interested in an alternative method, we will discuss your options below.
Did you know that if you are sexually active and not using birth control, you’re about 85% likely to become pregnant within a year? Choosing the right birth control method can be overwhelming but it is important to be familiar with all of your options.
If you are pregnant during the COVID19 global pandemic, you may be experiencing heightened health fears and anxieties.