Breast Cancer Awareness: Why It Matters & How It Saves Lives

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. It may be a close family member, friend, or maybe a neighbor down the street. We all know someone. October is breast cancer awareness month. Why is breast cancer awareness so important? Because the more we talk about breast cancer, … [Read more...]

Yeast Infections—No Piece of Cake: Preventative Tips from OB/GYNs

There’s no denying that yeast infections are miserable. They can cause intense vaginal itching, soreness, inflammation and burning. According to the National Institute of Health, at least 75% of women will experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. What is a Yeast Infection? A … [Read more...]

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy: Signs and Risks

It’s very important to go to all of your prenatal appointments while you’re pregnant. Among many things that your doctor checks during each appointment is high blood pressure. High blood pressure during pregnancy doesn’t usually cause symptoms or signal any issues, but it can be harmful to both … [Read more...]

The Importance of Exercising During Menopause

We all know that exercise is recommended for a healthy lifestyle. But did you know that exercise during menopause is especially important for women? How Does Exercise Help Women During Menopause? During menopause, many women experience depression, weight gain and loss of muscle mass. Exercise can … [Read more...]

Can STIs Cause Infertility?

Did you know that one of the leading causes of preventable infertility is STIs? Undetected chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can cause infertility. Chlamydia and gonorrhea cause at least 24,000 cases of preventable infertility every year. STI … [Read more...]

Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Uterine fibroids are extremely common in women. One study estimates that 70% of white women and 80-90% of black women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives. Luckily, only about 30% of those women experience symptoms. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the … [Read more...]

Feeling Like You’ve Lost Control: Urinary Incontinence After Childbirth

As a new mom, you might find that you need to change your pants after every sneeze or cough. Or maybe you simply can’t make it to the bathroom fast enough. If so, you’re probably one of the many women dealing with postpartum urinary incontinence. It’s estimated that up to 50% of women struggle … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]