Even in the best of times, preparing for labor and delivery can bring additional worry and stress. For those giving birth during a global pandemic, your feelings may be amplified. Maternal Fetal Medicine Obstetrician Gynecologist, Kevin Madsen, MD, offers insights on what you may expect and tips to help reduce your stress.
Whether you’re a first-time mom-to-be or a seasoned pro, being pregnant during the summer months can be very uncomfortable. Obstetrician Gynecologist, Kellen Patton, DO, shares tips on keeping cool, soothing aches and pains and taking care of yourself through the hot summer months.
Pap smears, also known as Pap testing, offer valuable insight into your pelvic health. This screening allows your physician to observe cellular changes and abnormalities on your cervix and can also identify your likelihood of developing cervical cancer.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow within uterine muscle tissue and are the most common tumor within the female reproductive system. As a result, all women are at potential risk of developing fibroids, with a majority of cases diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 54.
Your hormones play an active role in everything from your mood to your energy level. Obstetrician Gynecologist, Dr. Elizabeth Friedman, shares insights on how to work with your hormones to track your fertility, boost your productivity and manage your social calendar.
Most of us have heard the term “pelvic floor”, but may not know what the pelvic floor actually does. Learn about the functions of your pelvic floor and what exercises you can do to strengthen your muscles.
From fertilization to a normal 40 week pregnancy, your baby goes through a journey of continuous growth and development. Our How Your Baby Grows guide helps you understand the changes taking place by breaking down every 4 weeks of your pregnancy, from the early formation of arms and legs, to the complexity of functioning organs.
In women with stress urinary incontinence, pelvic muscles and tissue have been weakened by pregnancy, childbirth, trauma, radiation, prior surgery, muscle damage or hormonal changes, causing the bladder and urethra to relax from their normal positions. A sling helps to correct the conditions that cause stress urinary incontinence with a mesh material that supports the urethra.
Endometriosis is a common condition that impacts up to one in every ten women in the United States. Learn why endometriosis can cause painful periods and how you can diagnose and treat this condition.
One of the choices you will make as a prospective parent involves whether or not to test for genetic conditions in your developing baby. There are many choices, as well as many misconceptions about genetic testing.