Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Miscarriage

Miscarriages are more common than you may think. In fact, around 15% of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage. However, they are rarely discussed. Facing a miscarriage is a heartbreaking experience for any family, but knowing the signs and symptoms of miscarriage can help mothers recognize … [Read more...]

Can Vaginal Atrophy Be Reversed?

Vaginal atrophy is a common problem for many women, especially during menopause. The term vaginal atrophy is used to describe a thinning of the vaginal tissue caused by a decrease in estrogen levels. What is Vaginal Atrophy? Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy include: Vaginal irritation … [Read more...]

4 Ways Doctors Induce Labor

When a woman reaches the end of her pregnancy, she’s usually willing to try just about anything to get her baby out. Often it’s just a matter of patience, but certain situations warrant speeding things up a little. Many wives’ tales—such as spicy food or a bumpy car ride—are said to help, but … [Read more...]

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Safe?

Since a 2002 study found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer, women have been looking for other ways to treat menopausal symptoms. One option that’s gaining popularity is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses … [Read more...]

Understanding the Complexity of Miscarriage Statistics

When reading or listening to statistics on miscarriage, a lot of numbers and percentages are thrown around - which can be quite alarming if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive. The truth is that statistics can sometimes be confusing, so you want to make sure you get reliable facts and complete … [Read more...]

What Do Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like?

Think of Braxton Hicks (BH) contractions like practice for the championship game or a dress rehearsal before the big performance. While they can be somewhat uncomfortable or unsettling, Braxton Hicks are actually good because they work to tone your uterus in preparation for delivering your … [Read more...]

“I Forgot to Take My Birth Control. Now What?”

The success of birth control pills is largely based upon whether or not you remember to take them every day. But life happens, and you get busy. You may go several days and completely forget to take your little white pills. What happens then? Missing 1 or 2 Days of Birth Control If you miss one … [Read more...]

Vaginal Discharge: Causes and Abnormalities

Vaginal discharge is nothing to worry about. In fact, it’s actually very beneficial because it helps keep your vaginal area clean and healthy. WebMD explains, “Fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix carries away dead cells and bacteria. This keeps the vagina clean and prevents … [Read more...]

“I’m Sick. Can I Still Breastfeed?”

It’s almost always okay (and actually beneficial) to continue breastfeeding while you’re sick. In some instances, you may want to take a brief break or “pump and dump,” but those situations are rare and should be discussed with your doctor. Your body has an amazing capacity to transfer antibodies … [Read more...]

What Causes Vaginal Itching?

Vaginal itching can be a very embarrassing and annoying issue. While it’s common and nonthreatening for most women, it can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. Almost every woman experiences vaginal itching, so if you’re dealing with it, you can rest easy that it’s likely not a cause … [Read more...]