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Better Birth Control Choices: The IUD

Of the many different forms of birth control available, the intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective, with a 99% success rate. An IUD can be in place for several years and be effective; but also can be easily removed without affecting your ability to get pregnant. 

The Difference Between Postpartum Blues, Depression, And Psychosis

Pregnancy and childbirth are times in a woman’s life characterized by change. This not only extends to physical changes, but emotional and hormonal changes. The postpartum period is most likely to be when a woman is at her most vulnerable, mainly because of these aforementioned changes. As the body adjusts during the postpartum period, the flux of hormones can affect the mental and emotional state of a new mother to varying degrees. 

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: Severe Morning Sickness

Hyperemesis gravidarum, or excessive vomiting, is an uncommon and unpleasant condition that can occur during pregnancy. It’s rare enough that it has an incidence of only 3% of all reported pregnancies. It is characterized by severe nausea and vomiting that can cause dehydration and weight loss. 

Foods For A Healthy Pregnancy: What To Eat, What To Avoid

One of the most important things you can do throughout your pregnancy is maintain your diet and nutrition. As your baby develops, it takes everything it needs from the nutrients and vitamin stores you have in your body. By making sure you eat enough of the right foods for a healthy pregnancy, not only do you give your growing baby an incredible head start while still in utero, you safeguard your own health.

3D Mammography: What Is It And Why You Should Use This Method

For women ages 40 and over, an annual screening mammogram is the best weapon for early detection of breast cancer. A mammogram is essentially when an x-ray of the breast tissue is taken and then examined by a medical doctor to evaluate. They can use this x-ray to discern if there are any abnormalities present and whether or not they could be cancerous. One type of mammogram that is commonly offered is 3D digital mammography.

10 Things That Can Help With Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be inconvenient and embarrassing. Besides talking to your doctor about your symptoms, you can also work to alleviate your symptoms and help with urinary incontinence by doing any of the following suggestions below:

Four Nutrients to Eat While Pregnant

Making sure you get enough of the right nutrients to eat while pregnant is important. What you eat and drink during this time is your baby’s main source of nourishment. You will need to choose a variety of healthy foods and beverages to provide the important nutrients that your baby needs for growth and development.

ThermiVa and Vaginal Rejuvenation FAQ

For women, their reproductive system and genitalia can play a big part in their quality of life. Childbirth, hormonal changes, and age can cause sudden changes in the elasticity of the vaginal tissue. This is termed vaginal laxity. This loss of elasticity can result in urinary incontinence, decreased lubrication, and a loss of sensation.

Urostym Program

The Urostym program is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. It is a a non-surgical rehabilitation system intended to address the issue of lower fecal and urinary continence dysfunctions through pelvic floor therapy.

Pregnant During Summer? Here’s How You Can Handle The Heat!

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time for expecting moms, but it is also a period of time that is going to be uncomfortable. The most trying time for many pregnant women is during the summer months, when heat and humidity increase. Expect your feet to swell, your hormones to bounce around, and sweating to become the norm. The following are some tips for staying more comfortable and practicing healthy habits during summer.

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