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Prenatal Care for Pregnant Moms

If you’re pregnant, you may think that you only need to see the doctor when you’re close to your due date. Your body knows what to do, right? That’s not entirely true. You should see a doctor around eight weeks after your last missed period, which is pretty early in your pregnancy. Some women may […]


PCOS: What does it actually mean?

PCOS is one of those things that doesn’t feel as commonly-known as it should be. And, if you’re struggling to make sense of symptoms, stumbling upon PCOS and finding that your symptoms match up can be both a relief and a little bit scary. Keep reading to learn more about PCOS and what you can […]


Endometriosis

Though you may never have heard of endometriosis, it affects about five million women in America currently. Endometriosis gets its name from the endometrium, which is the uterine lining which your body creates each month to prepare for pregnancy. If you do not get pregnant (and thus an egg does not attach to the uterine […]


Gestational Diabetes: FAQ

Keep reading to learn more about gestational diabetes and how you can manage it through your pregnancy. Where does it come from? Gestational diabetes only happens during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when you have high blood sugar levels while pregnant, but those levels were normal before you were pregnant. In essence, your placenta makes […]


Abnormal Bleeding: What Do I Do?

It’s so funny how sensitive we are about our periods. Who doesn’t remember being self-conscious about their period, so much that they hid tampons up their sleeves as they ran to the bathroom during school? Even though we may feel less worried about hiding our periods, talking about them openly may take a little nudge. […]


Common STDs to Watch Out For

When it comes to sexual health, it’s important to understand what’s out there. Preventing and avoiding disease is so important to your health, mentally and physically. After all, it’s much easier to be cautious than to treat and recover from certain communicable diseases. It can take a lot of mental and physical energy to treat […]


Is Acupuncture a Good Idea for Me?

If you’re desperate to have a baby, and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) treatments are looking like the only option to do so, we feel your pain. Conceiving isn’t easy for some of us, and IVF treatments can be expensive and hard on your body. But, did you know that in small sample sizes, acupuncture has […]


Your First Appointment: Questions to Ask your OB/GYN

When you find out you’re pregnant, it’s sometimes equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Other times, the excitement comes first and it takes a few days for the reality to set in. If there’s a new person coming into the world, and you’re in charge of it, how do you do it? What will you do […]


Rules for Vaginal Health

Even though we’ve been living with them our whole lives, our vaginas can still be a mystery for some of us. Thank outdated ideas about our bodies for some of our ignorance. Instead of blaming the culture, though, why not just take advantage of where you are now and move forward? Learning about your vagina […]


Pap Smear FAQs

The nice thing about being busy is that days fly by, but suddenly we have an appointment alarm beeping. Thank goodness for calendars on our phones, because they keep us sane. Though we might not skip into our Pap smear appointment, it’s truly one of those tests that we appreciate in our lives. Keep reading […]


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