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3 Reasons Women Struggle With Urinary Incontinence

Did you know that women are twice as likely as men to develop urinary incontinence? There are several reasons why the fairer sex is more prone to developing this unfortunate condition, and we review three of them here.

Sep 14th, 2022
5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Since the advent of minimally invasive surgery for certain gynecologic conditions, the road to good health has been greatly improved. Here, we explore five important benefits that come with minimally invasive surgery.

Sep 13th, 2022
The Link Between Uterine Fibroids and Pelvic Pain

Uterine fibroids affect up to 80% of women by the time they reach the age of 50, but, thankfully, most don’t experience symptoms. For those women who do experience side effects, pelvic pain can rank among them.

Aug 1st, 2022
Five Common Symptoms of Endometriosis

About 11% of women in their reproductive years have endometriosis, and the symptoms can range from a mild nuisance to serious quality-of-life concerns. Here’s a look at five of the more common side effects of endometriosis.

Jul 12th, 2022
How to Manage a High-Risk Pregnancy

Your pregnancy is considered high risk and you want to know what steps you can take to work around the risk for a successful outcome. Here, we outline a few rules of thumb you should follow.

Jul 10th, 2022
All About Endometrial Ablation

Your menstrual cycles have gotten to the point where they’re casting a long shadow over your life. Here, we take a look at how endometrial ablation can put a stop to the problem, once and for all.

Jun 1st, 2022
Am I a Good Candidate for Tubal Ligation?

You’re absolutely sure you don't want to get pregnant or you have a medical condition that makes pregnancy ill-advised. These are two reasons why 600,000 tubal ligations are performed each year in the United States.

Jun 1st, 2022
Is Leaking Urine Normal?

You sneeze, laugh too hard, or cough—and urine leaks out. This type of urinary leakage is, unfortunately, fairly common among women, but we consider it anything but normal. Here’s why it happens and how we can help.

May 1st, 2022
When to Have EssureⓇ Removed

You wanted a long-term solution for preventing pregnancy and you opted for Essure®. This implant was discontinued at the end of 2018 as some women developed complications. Here’s why they had Essure removed.

May 1st, 2022
How Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treated?

One in five people in the United States has a sexually transmitted infection at any given time and, in women, these infections can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. Here’s how we can resolve both issues.

Apr 1st, 2022
Five Barrier Birth Control Methods to Consider

You’re not keen on the idea of using hormones to prevent pregnancy, so you'd like to explore your options in barrier methods. Luckily, there are several to choose from, and we review five barrier options here.

Apr 1st, 2022
How to Develop a Birth Plan

Whether it’s your first pregnancy or you're adding to a growing family, having a birth plan in place can help ease your mind and facilitate your labor and delivery when the time comes.

Mar 6th, 2022
What You Should Know When Considering a Hysterectomy

Removing reproductive organs is likely not your first choice, but there can come a time when they represent more of a liability than an asset. Here’s a look at what you should know about life after a hysterectomy.

Mar 1st, 2022
When to Seek Treatment for Uterine Fibroids

Up to 75% of women develop uterine fibroids, and most don’t experience any symptoms or require treatment. There are times, however, when fibroids can become problematic, and we review the signs here.

Feb 3rd, 2022
How Can My Weight Put My Pregnancy at Risk?

You want your pregnancy to go as smoothly as possible for you and your baby. If, however, you’re carrying too much weight, or too little, complications can arise, and we review those here.

Feb 1st, 2022
Can I Still Have a Baby if I Have Endometriosis?

You want to start building the family of your dreams, but you wonder whether your endometriosis will have any effect on this endeavor. The answer is both yes and no, and we explore this question further here.

Jan 1st, 2022
How to Retrain Your Bladder to Stop Leaking

There are certain areas of your life over which you want to have complete control, and your bladder most certainly is one of them. If you’re experiencing urinary leakage, bladder retraining can help you take back control.

Dec 1st, 2021
Stop the Side Effects of Essure®: Have It Removed

You were excited about making your birth control hassle-free with the Essure®, but this benefit was quickly erased by the problematic side effects of the device. The best way to remedy those side effects may be through removal.

Dec 1st, 2021
Signs of Vaginal Vault Prolapse

Women are no strangers to pelvic organ prolapse, especially as age and childbirth weaken their support systems. While several pelvic organs can prolapse, we take a closer look at one type of prolapse here — vaginal prolapse.

Nov 1st, 2021
Pros and Cons of a Hysterectomy

There are situations in which your uterus has become more of a liability than an asset, and a hysterectomy may be your best treatment option for improving your health and your quality of life. Let’s take a look.

Nov 1st, 2021
Five Ways to Manage a High-Risk Pregnancy

You’ve been told that your pregnancy is considered high risk and, as you absorb the news, your mind begins to race. Here, we outline five steps you can take to manage your high-risk pregnancy.

Oct 6th, 2021
Which STDs Cause Pelvic Pain?

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing pelvic pain, including an untreated sexually transmitted disease. This symptom is largely associated with two infections, in particular, which we review here.

Oct 1st, 2021
The Benefits of Barrier Birth Control Methods

You’re not ready for a family, and you’re researching ways to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. To help with your decision, we’ve pulled together some of the benefits of a barrier approach to birth control.

Sep 1st, 2021
How Is Uterine Prolapse Treated?

You’ve developed problems with incontinence or you’re experiencing discomfort in your pelvis. These are two possible results of uterine prolapse, and neither are side effects you want to live with. We can help.

Sep 1st, 2021
Is Having a Baby After 40 Risky?

You’ve waited to have children, and now you’re wondering whether it’s still possible to safely do so after the age of 40. The answer is, of course, but there are some things you should consider for your health and your baby’s health.

Aug 9th, 2021
Five Types of Urinary Incontinence in Women

When it comes to serious quality-of-life issues, urinary incontinence certainly holds a place on the list. Thankfully, there’s much we can do to solve the problem, but the first step is identifying the type of incontinence.

Aug 9th, 2021
What to Consider If You’re of Advanced Maternal Age

You’ve put off getting pregnant until you were ready, and now you’re excited to move forward. And that’s when you’re met with the words, “of advanced maternal age.” Here, we explore what this categorization signals.

May 18th, 2021
Understanding Adenomyosis

Millions of women experience painful periods and abnormal bleeding for a wide variety of reasons. If you’re struggling with your menstrual cycles, here’s a closer look at one potential culprit — adenomyosis.

May 18th, 2021
Understanding Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

While the thought of surgery of any kind can be worrisome, there are two words that can soften the blow — minimally invasive. Here’s a look at how this approach to surgery reduces your risks and your recovery.

Apr 21st, 2021
Should I Have My Essure Coils Removed?

More than two years ago, the maker of Essure® coils discontinued its sales and pulled the product from the market, leaving women who have the implants wondering about next steps. Here’s what you should know.

Apr 16th, 2021
5 Common Causes of Abnormal Bleeding

In a perfect world, your periods come and go each month without incident. Unfortunately, millions of women experience abnormal bleeding, which can be caused by a wide range of issues. We review the top five here.

Mar 28th, 2021
Menopause and Urinary Incontinence

Of the many unwelcome changes that come with menopause, urinary incontinence certainly leads the charge. If you’re among the 50% of postmenopausal women with this embarrassing condition, we can help.

Mar 21st, 2021
Who Is a Candidate for Endometrial Ablation?

You struggle with heavy, painful periods each month, and you’ve had enough. This is one scenario in which an endometrial ablation can provide much-needed relief. Find out if it’s a possible solution for you.

Feb 16th, 2021
Six Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse may be more common than you think, as researchers estimate it affects up to 50% of women. Here’s a look at the many types of pelvic organ prolapse and what we can do to resolve the issue.

Jan 18th, 2021
Understanding Hormonal Birth Control

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to family planning, and each takes one of three approaches: barrier, natural, and hormonal. In the following, we explore how hormonal birth control works.

Dec 13th, 2020
Safety Tips for a High-Risk Pregnancy

Whether it’s your first pregnancy or your third, if it’s considered high risk, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Here are a few tips to help safeguard the health of you and your baby.

Oct 15th, 2020
Can Pelvic Organ Prolapse Be Prevented?

In a perfect world, your pelvic floor holds your pelvic organs in place and everything functions smoothly. When this floor weakens, however, it can lead to prolapse — a problem that can be prevented with targeted exercises and lifestyle changes.

Oct 15th, 2020
Should You Consider a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an irreversible procedure, which means the decision to undergo it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Still, there are many instances when a hysterectomy is the best decision for your health and your quality of life.

Sep 15th, 2020
Is Urinary Incontinence Normal?

**Spoiler alert! ** Urinary incontinence isn’t normal, but it is extremely common, especially among women. Thankfully, there are many ways we can approach the problem and improve your quality of life.

Sep 8th, 2020
How Family Planning Can Benefit You

Family planning is viewed as one of the greatest health achievements of the 20th century as it allows women and their partners to create the family of their dreams on their own terms. To explore the many benefits of family planning, read on.

Aug 10th, 2020
Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

Women are hardly strangers to pelvic pain, but ongoing discomfort that affects your everyday life is another matter altogether and hardly normal. Here’s a look at the common causes of pelvic pain and what we can do about them.

Aug 4th, 2020