Blog Archive

Insomnia During Pregnancy May 20th, 2019

During pregnancy, sleeping can be a challenge. Getting a quality night’s sleep can seem impossible. You may find yourself restless, burdened with heartburn, interrupted by your baby’s kicks, frequent urination, or unable to find a comfortable sleeping position. The good news is, you’re not alone. Pregnant women rarely sleep through...

Loving your Pregnant Body May 10th, 2019

Pregnancy brings on a whirlwind of changes within your body. From hormonal to physical, these changes can be rapid, continually evolving, and at times quite stressful. You may find difficulty adjusting, and you are not alone. 6 tips to help you embrace your ever-changing pregnant body! There’s no perfect pregnancy. Give...

What is Endometrial Ablation? Feb 21st, 2019

Endometrial ablation is the removal or destruction of the endometrium (lining of the uterus). It is a non-invasive alternative to hysterectomy for women with heavy uterine bleeding. The average age for endometrial ablation is 45, however it is and can be done for women who are younger and wish to...

Make a Resolution You Can Keep: Selfcare Jan 24th, 2019

It’s a new year and everywhere we turn we hear, see and engage in advertising selling us the “New year, New YOU!” routine.  We begin with the best intentions, we even write down our resolutions for the year to become the new you. We vow to: Lose weight Exercise more (or start!)...

Fighting Uterine Fibroids Dec 21st, 2018

If you have heavy menstrual bleeding, periods that last more than a week, pelvic pressure or pain, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, backache or leg pains, you may be experiencing uterine fibroids. What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years....

Powering Through Menopause Aug 1st, 2018

POWERING THROUGH MENOPAUSE! Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait to start your period?  The thought of being a grown up, becoming a woman (for real) and enjoying “teenage stuff” like all those cheerful girls in the tampon commercials?  Life is filled with milestones and let’s face...

What is Endometriosis? Jul 16th, 2018

Gut-wrenching pain.  Do you experience overwhelming pain that often accompanies your monthly period?  Does the pain come and go, in between periods?  Is your menstrual cycle running less than 27 days?  The primary symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, often associated with a woman’s menstrual period. Although many women may...

Which Birth Control is Right for Me? Jun 21st, 2018

Birth control is how you prevent pregnancy before it occurs.  There’s no one-size-fits-all method – it’s a personal choice you’ll make for yourself, one that’s measured and that may change over time considering your age and lifestyle.  There’s a lot to consider when deciding which one is right for you, such as:...

The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy May 17th, 2018

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, physical activity in all stages of life maintains and improves cardiorespiratory fitness, reduces the risk of obesity and associated comorbidities, and results in greater longevity. Physical activity in pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown to benefit most women, although some...

What about Breastfeeding? Apr 24th, 2018

Should I Breastfeed? As you may know, there are many benefits to breastfeeding your baby.  Mother’s milk contains just the right balance of nutrients to help your infant grow into a strong and healthy toddler. According to the gynecologists at Allcare, a mother’s breast milk helps protect a baby against some common...

I’m having pelvic pain. Should I see my OBGYN? Apr 17th, 2018

What exactly is pelvic pain? What does it feel like? Is it serious? Should I see an OBGYN? These are all good questions and certainly ones that should be addressed no matter what you may be experiencing. Pelvic pain is any kind of pain that occurs in the lower abdomen/pelvic region.  The source of the...

Can Uterine Prolapse Happen to Me? Jan 18th, 2018

What IS Uterine Prolapse?  Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken and no longer provide enough support for the uterus. As a result, the uterus slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina.  Sometimes due to pregnancy, childbirth or difficult labor and delivery, in some women (not all) these...

Will a Hysterectomy Cure All? Jan 10th, 2018

Often, we see patients who are experiencing heavy periods or unidentified pelvic pain.  In some cases, new patients schedule an appointment with us to receive a consult about having (or really needing) a Hysterectomy. What is it exactly?  A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It may also...

Are you Pregnant? Top 5 things to do immediately! Oct 17th, 2017

Avoid teratogens. A teratogen is anything that causes abnormalities in the development of the fetus.  Examples of different types of teratogens include certain chemicals, medications and infections. Start taking pre-natal vitamins! Prenatal vitamins help cover any nutritional gaps in the mother’s diet.  Prenatal vitamins (PNV) contain many vitamins and minerals such as...

Healthy Choices for Mommy & Baby Oct 17th, 2017

During pregnancy you’ll feel a little out of sorts.  After all, you’re accommodating another human life inside your body! Therefore, you’ll most likely experience some changes in your digestion or even your appetite. Here are 5 reasons why a healthy diet matters: Morning Sickness – it’s inevitable.  Try having some...

Non-Invasive Approach to Healthy Aging Oct 17th, 2017

Seems like everywhere we turn these days both men and women are on a quest to turn back the hands of time.  We yearn for the days of our youth when a “5-minute, get ready for the day routine” is effortless.  We look in the mirror and wonder how those...

What is a pregnancy ultrasound? Oct 17th, 2017

An ultrasound (or sonogram) helps monitor fetal development and screen for any problems.  It’s a tool that providers use to evaluate female reproductive anatomy and fetal well-being.  Ultrasounds may occur at varying stages of pregnancy.  This allows us to “see” how baby is doing.  “See” in the literal sense –...

What is HPV or Human Papillomavirus? Oct 16th, 2017

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Many people with HPV don’t develop any symptoms but can still infect others through sexual contact. Symptoms may include warts on the genitals or surrounding skin. There’s no cure for the virus and warts may go away on their...