Common Signs Of Perimenopause

A woman's hormones change as she ages, and eventually, she will reach the point where she is in menopause. But becoming menopausal does not happen overnight. The period of time prior to menopause is called perimenopause. Some of the symptoms of menopause can be uncomfortable, so if you suspect that you may be perimenopausal, it is important to talk to your gynecologist to learn about your treatment options. The key is to recognize some of the symptoms of perimenopause so you can make an appointment with your gynecologist and have your hormone levels tested. [Read More]

Questions To Ask Before Choosing Birth Control

Due to advances in birth control, you have more than a few options available to you. There are so many options that some women have trouble choosing which one they want to use. Here are some questions to ask yourself before choosing a birth control method.   What Is Your Medical History? Depending on your medical history, some of your birth control options could be limited. Some conditions are exacerbated by certain types of birth control. [Read More]

There's No Place Like Home: 4 Steps to Prepare for a Home Birth

Pregnancy can be both beautiful and stressful. One of the stressful parts is trying to decide where to deliver your baby at. While many women prefer to deliver their babies in the protected environment of a hospital, others prefer the more natural setting that a home birth can provide. If you've decided to deliver your baby at home, you'll need to get prepared. While your midwife will do most of the work for you—besides laboring and pushing the baby out—there are still some things you'll need to do to get ready for the birth. [Read More]

3 Things Your OBGYN May Do When You Get Closer To Delivery

As you get closer to your due date, there are going to be certain things that your OBGYN may do. These things are going to ensure that your body and the baby are ready when delivery day comes, and that you have done all that you can do to properly prepare. They may also do certain things to help bring on labor when the time has come. This article will discuss 3 things that your OBGYN may do when you get closer to delivery. [Read More]