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Back pain in pregnancy

  The pregnant woman rubbing her back is a common image we all have.  Prenatal massage is fortunately now widely available for uncomfortable pregnant women.   Pregnancy can just be very painful.   Most of it is quite “normal” but it’s still painful. During early pregnancy the hormonal changes in the body designed to help your uterus […]

Where did my Sex Drive go?!

Sexual dysfunction is far more common than you probably think.  Just under half of women report some sexual concern and nearly 1 out of every 8 report distressing problems.   Problems can range from lack of desire, impaired arousal, inability to orgasm, pain with sex, or some combination of these. Some of these issues are limited […]

Perinatal Depression

  Though the Postpartum Blues and Postpartum Depression are commonly known mental health issues associated with pregnancy, much less is discussed about depression IN pregnancy.  Depression among pregnant women, called Perinatal Depression, affects over 15% of women. Depression, the most common mood disorder in the general population, is approximately twice as common in women as […]

Getting the Basics on Weight Loss

Nutrition Information In addition to helping you feel and look better, reaching a healthier body weight is good for your overall health and well being. If you are overweight or obese, you have a greater risk of developing many diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. The secret to success […]

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery? Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) replaces the use of large incisions into the abdomen with smaller incisions (or in some cases, no incisions), which allow the surgeon to view the inside of the body with a small camera and manipulate the internal organs with small surgical tools. By taking this minimally-invasive […]

Pregnancy planning in the 30s

  There’s a lot of anxiety around the age of 35.  It’s the line that’s been drawn between “normal” pregnant women and those of “advanced” maternal age.   Though the changes a woman goes through are gradual and ever changing, the age of 35 is the best age to place this line for a lot of […]

Taking care of your baby when you get home

You may feel overwhelmed during your baby’s first month and wonder “Am I doing this right?” No previous life experience prepares first time parents for doing this new role. It is completely normal to be confused and frustrated by your newborn. You will become familiar with your newborn’s needs by paying attention to his or […]

Depression

The 101 on Depression

Depression is common.Depression is treatable.If you think you have depression, make an appointment with your health care provider today. Everyone experiences occasional sadness, but these feelings usually pass within a few days. Depression, interferes with daily life and may last for weeks at a time. Most people, even those with the most severe forms of […]

Group B Strep in Pregnancy

  Every pregnant woman is evaluated for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy.  By 36 weeks, if she hasn’t yet had GBS, a swab is done of the vagina and anus in the office to specifically rule it out.  What’s it all about? GBS is a type of bacteria that is commonly found on humans.  […]

Uterine Transplants

Uterine Transplants!   Baylor University has just announced it’s second livebirth after uterine transplantation.   For women born without a uterus, usually affected by  Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, and for women who’ve had to have their uterus removed due to cancer, the idea of getting pregnant and carrying a fetus were impossible just a few years ago. […]

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