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How to Plan for Your Pregnancy After 40

Over 100,000 American women in their 40s give birth each year. While conceiving and carrying a baby is more challenging after 40, you can have a healthy pregnancy and baby with a little planning. Here’s what you need to know.
Nov 1st, 2022

4 Signs You're a Candidate for Tubal Ligation

If having a baby isn’t part of your future, you may want a permanent form of birth control. Getting your tubes tied (tubal ligation) is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancies. Here’s a look at the signs it could be right for you.
Oct 5th, 2022

Are Prenatal Vitamins Really Necessary?

As an expecting mom, you want the best for your growing baby. That means giving your baby the minerals and vitamins needed for healthy development. Learn how prenatal vitamins help you do just that.
Aug 8th, 2022

Tips for a Less Painful Delivery

If you’re preparing for labor and delivery, chances are you’re looking for ways to make the process less painful. Keep reading to learn our top tips for making labor and delivery a better experience.
Jul 12th, 2022

How To Help Your Teen Manage Endometriosis

Does your teen daughter struggle with the painful symptoms of endometriosis? While there’s no cure for this degenerative condition, therapies exist to make managing it easier. Here’s what you and your teen need to know.
Jun 1st, 2022

Common STDs and How To Prevent Them

If you’re sexually active, you’re at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Here’s a look at some of the most common STDs, what you can do about them, and how we can help.
May 1st, 2022

How Many Days Should a Period Last?

Know what’s normal and what’s cause for concern when it comes to your period. Take a moment to learn more about menstruation, how long it should last, and when it’s time to seek help.
Apr 1st, 2022

7 Advantages of Natural Childbirth

There’s no doubt that your top goal of childbirth is a happy, healthy baby. Natural childbirth offers several advantages, both for you and your infant. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of natural childbirth.
Mar 1st, 2022

Sex Shouldn't Be Painful — We Can Help

If sex is bringing you pain instead of pleasure, it’s time to seek help. Here’s a look at why sex can be painful for some women and the solutions we have to make sex enjoyable again.
Feb 1st, 2022

Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Vaginal Childbirth

All babies enter the world through a vaginal birth or surgical delivery. Both methods share the same goal: a healthy baby and mother. So why choose to have vaginal childbirth? Here we look at the benefits and risks of this type of delivery.
Jan 4th, 2022

Menstrual Problems in Teens: When to See a Doctor

Most girls experience irregular cycles when they first get their periods, but some teens go on to have significant menstrual problems. The challenge is knowing what’s normal and when it’s time to seek help. Keep reading to find out.
Dec 1st, 2021

Five Common Signs of Endometriosis

If you’re suffering from heavy or painful periods and wonder if endometriosis might be the cause, you’re on the right track. Learn more about the signs of endometriosis, a condition that impacts about 10% of women.
Nov 1st, 2021

When Do Menopause Symptoms Start?

Confused about when menopause symptoms begin and what to look for? Here’s what you need to know about the perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms some women experience — and when they occur.
Oct 1st, 2021

How to Decide on the Best Contraception for You

Feeling overwhelmed by the many types of birth control available? If you’re struggling with which form of contraception is right for you, take a look at these key questions that will guide you to the best contraceptive for your lifestyle.
Sep 1st, 2021

Five Interesting Facts About da Vinci Robotic Surgery

If you need surgery to treat a gynecological condition, the da Vinci robot-assisted surgery system offers many benefits over conventional surgery options. Take a moment to learn about this amazing technology and its benefits.
Aug 3rd, 2021

When Is Vaginal Bleeding Considered Abnormal?

Unexpected vaginal bleeding can be alarming. But just because something is unexpected doesn’t mean it’s abnormal. Learn when vaginal bleeding is abnormal and what you can do about it.
Jul 18th, 2021

What to Expect in Recovery From a C-Section

Over 1 million babies are delivered by Cesarean section (C-section) every year, and whether you’re planning a C-section or not, knowing what’s involved during the recovery period helps you prepare. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 9th, 2021

4 Abnormal Period Symptoms to See Your Doctor About

Unusual uterine bleeding can be concerning, but it doesn’t always mean something is wrong. If you’re not sure whether your abnormal period warrants a trip to the doctor, we’ve got you covered.
May 3rd, 2021

How Can I Prevent Birth Control Side Effects?

You love the effectiveness and convenience of hormonal birth control — but not the side effects these contraceptive methods sometimes bring. Learn how you can stop unwanted side effects in their tracks.
Apr 1st, 2021

Endometriosis in Teens: What You Need to Know

If your teen suffers from painful periods and heavy bleeding, endometriosis could be the cause. Take a moment to learn what you need to know about this painful condition and how it affects adolescents.
Mar 1st, 2021

5 Signs of Perimenopause

Are you confused about whether you’re in perimenopause or how you can tell? We’ve got you covered. Learn more about this transitional stage in a woman’s life and how to recognize the signs that you’re experiencing it.
Feb 2nd, 2021

What's Causing Your Irregular Periods?

Do you have periods that last longer than eight days, come every few weeks, or maybe only every few months? Learn what might cause your irregular periods and whether you should be concerned.
Jan 1st, 2021

The Impact of STDs on Your Reproductive Health

More than 20 million cases of STDs are diagnosed annually in the United States. Learning you have an STD triggers a host of reactions, including concern about your reproductive health. Get the facts on how STDs influence your fertility.
Dec 1st, 2020

Preparing Your Daughter for Her First Well-Woman Exam

To help her build a solid foundation for healthy adulthood, it’s important to teach your daughter the importance of routine health care — including teen well-woman visits. Here’s what your teenager can expect during her first visit with us.
Nov 1st, 2020

Myths and Facts About Natural Childbirth

Are you curious about natural childbirth? While having a baby is a natural process, there are many myths that surround natural childbirth. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
Oct 1st, 2020

Robotic Surgery for Endometriosis: What You Need to Know

Are you struggling with the debilitating symptoms of endometriosis? Robotic surgery could be the solution. Here’s what you need to know about the da Vinci® robotic surgery system and how it can give endometriosis sufferers their lives back.
Sep 10th, 2020

The Birth Control Pill vs. the IUD: Which to Choose?

If you’re deciding between the birth control pill and an IUD, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. We can help. Learn more about these popular contraceptives and which might be the right choice for you.
Aug 12th, 2020

Why Am I Spotting Between Periods?

Spotting between periods is a nuisance — but it could also be a sign of a bigger problem. Learn more about what causes spotting between periods and when there’s cause for concern.
Jun 12th, 2020

How Prenatal Yoga Will Better Your Child

You probably already know that prenatal yoga can help you have a better pregnancy and easier delivery. But did you know it’s also full of amazing benefits for your baby? Here are some ways that prenatal yoga will benefit your child.
Apr 21st, 2020

Witness the Miracle of Birth with a Gentle C-Section

A revolutionary new approach to cesarean sections means all births, even those completed by C-section, are a family affair. Gentle C-sections help ensure you’re an active part of the miracle of birth.
Feb 1st, 2020

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal. Now What?

The Pap test is one of the most effective screening tools women have for safeguarding their reproductive health. But it’s only a frontline test, which means abnormal results aren’t necessarily reason for concern.
Dec 2nd, 2019

Safety Tips for a High-Risk Pregnancy

Dealing with a high-risk pregnancy can be stressful and overwhelming, but you can take a number of proactive steps to stay healthy and safe throughout your pregnancy.
Oct 11th, 2019

5 Things to Consider Before Opting for Sterilization

You might feel sure that you don’t want to have any more children (or any at all), and you’re considering sterilization as a birth control option. However, there are some things you should consider before taking that final step.
Sep 3rd, 2019

Can Lifestyle Changes Cure PCOS?

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common condition affecting many women. Read on to learn how simple lifestyle changes can greatly improve the condition and alleviate symptoms.
Aug 1st, 2019

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health

You probably know about the most common physical symptoms of menopause, but you may not know that this stage of life may also bring on mental and emotional changes. Find out what to expect and how to manage your mental health during menopause.
Jul 22nd, 2019

What Every Woman Should Know About Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Are you having unexplained bleeding even when it’s not your “time of the month”? Abnormal uterine bleeding could be hormones — or it could be a serious medical condition. Find out more about abnormal bleeding and what can be done to help.
May 14th, 2019

5 Advantages of Opting For Natural Childbirth

Are you considering a natural approach to labor and childbirth? Do you want to participate in your delivery and have as much control over your body as possible? Natural childbirth isn’t right for everyone, but it can offer several advantages.
Apr 8th, 2019

Experiencing Vaginal Discomfort? Learn More About Votiva

For years, men’s sexual health took center stage, but now women are benefitting from new technology that’s changing the way we address vaginal discomfort. Here’s how Votiva® can help you enjoy a happy and active sex life.
Mar 13th, 2019

How PCOS Can Affect Your Fertility

PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women. But guess what? It’s also one of the most treatable. Knowing how PCOS affects your ability to conceive may help you understand the recommended treatments.
Feb 14th, 2019

3 Things You May Not Realize About Menopause

There are a surprising number of things going on in your body affected by the fluctuation of your hormones during menopause. Find out more about how your body responds and adjusts to this natural process, including some things you may not have known.
Jan 11th, 2019

PCOS: 7 Common Symptoms to Look Out For

What if there was a condition that affected up to 10% percent of women? And what if this condition could lead to infertility, Type 2 diabetes, and even cancer? And what if many women affected didn’t even know they had it? Read on to learn about PCOS.
Oct 18th, 2018

How Family Planning Can Benefit You When the Time Is Right

Family planning gives you the freedom to decide when to start having children, how many children you want, and how to space out your pregnancies. It also allows you to budget accordingly. Take a look at how it can benefit you.
Sep 26th, 2018

Which Birth Control is Right For Me?

You have so many choices for birth control. Deciding which method is best for you depends on your lifestyle, health history, and other factors. Read on to learn more about the most popular doctor-prescribed contraceptives.
Aug 28th, 2018

What Feminine Health Concerns Does Votiva® Address?

You’re not super interested in sex anymore, and when you do try intimacy, it hurts or isn’t fun. About 40% of postmenopausal women are in the same boat, but you don’t have to stay there. Votiva gets your sex life sailing again.
Jul 16th, 2018

Am I a Candidate for Votiva®?

The effects of aging on overall sexual health has been a man’s world, leaving women to suffer in silence while men happily popped little blue pills. Dr. Morales is among the first to heed the women’s call with innovative new technology called Votiva.
Jun 26th, 2018