Understanding your menstrual cycle is crucial to defining when you ovulate and calculating when you are most likely to get pregnant. “Women should be aware that if they have an irregular period, it can make the ovulation days difficult to determine.” Said Dr. Martinelli. “When examining fertility, it’s important to realize that an egg can […]
You’ve been in menopause for three years, and instead of menstrual cramping and PMS, you seek treatment for the inconvenience of hot flashes and night sweats. Then one day, you start bleeding again, just like you did when you had your period. You wonder why it is happening and if it’s the indicator of something more serious.
When you’re expecting, we believe it’s important for you to have family-centered care, and that’s one reason why we’re pleased to offer Centering Pregnancy ®. These sessions are a part of our pregnancy support services, and they provide educational information and more time with your health care team framed within a network of supportive women who are due around the same time you are.
You’re expecting a baby when you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your abdomen. Is this labor? Should you go to the hospital? Or is this Braxton Hicks, often referred to as “false labor”? Although there are differences between Braxton Hicks and actual labor, it can often be difficult to tell them apart, which is […]
While the average age for the onset of menopause is 51, estrogen can fluctuate in the years leading up to menopause (called perimenopause). Once you enter menopause and your ovaries are no longer producing estrogen, it’s highly likely that you’ll experience the classic symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. These symptoms can be relieved […]
Because these words sound alike, it’s easy to mistake one with the other. We’ve taken the mystery out of these terms, and by examining a few simple facts, you’ll understand the difference between vaginosis and vaginitis.“The good news is that these conditions are highly treatable, we have extensive options available,” said Dr. Joshua Hardison.. “We also understand how these terms can be easily confused, and we encourage patients to ask one of our physicians or nurse midwives questions.”
Would you rather place your faith in a piece of sophisticated medical equipment or on a ring tied to the end of a string? Through medical imaging, we can accurately determine the gender of your child, yet many old wives tales, such as using the ring on the end of a string, still persist. Often, […]
Bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections are extremely common. They occur when the “good” bacteria that naturally occurs in the vagina is offset by other types of bacteria, resulting in inflammation and infections. Hormonal changes may also contribute to this. The inflammation is generally referred to as vaginitis. Bacterial vaginosis is a specific type of vaginitis.
Yeast infections are not only annoying, they are very common. Three out of four women will have a yeast infection at some point in their lives, and most women experience at least two infections. Those with recurrent infections may experience as many as four or more a year. “Most yeast infections are easily treated. However, […]