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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.

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.

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.

I Didn't Feel That With My First Pregnancy! 3 Steps To Alleviate Round Ligament Pain

If you're pregnant, you already know that there are a lot of changes taking place in your body. You probably also know that you're going to be experiencing many different aches and pains. If this is your second pregnancy – or beyond – you may not be prepared for round ligament pain. That's because round ligament pain isn't usually a problem during first pregnancies because the round ligament hasn't done a lot of stretching yet.

How A Hysteroscopy Can Get Rid Of Scar Tissue And Help You Conceive

Infertility is a very complex condition. It can affect a woman of any age and background. One in eight couples have trouble conceiving or staying pregnant. Scar tissue is one of the culprits that makes it hard for a woman to conceive. It reduces the amount of blood that gets to the endometrial lining, which decreases your chances of getting pregnant. Uterine scarring also causes complete scarring to your cavity. A healthy endometrium is essential for an embryo to implant.

Experiencing A Month-Long Period? Possible Causes For Your Condition

As a woman, one of the biggest inconveniences you can experience in your daily life is your period. However, an even bigger inconvenience is a period that lasts longer than the 3 to 7 days or so that menstruation is meant to last. If you have been dealing with a period that has lasted for a month or more, you may be wondering what is going on with your body. Get to know some of the possible issues that could be causing your prolonged period so that you can know what you can or should expect when you visit your gynecologist to get your body back on track and under control.

3 Things That Can Promote Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

If you experience heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, you may be at a heightened risk for developing anemia. Although excessive bleeding during periods can be normal for some women, if you develop changes in the patterns of menstrual bleeding, see your OB/GYN to rule out any abnormalities. Here are three things that can promote heavy menstrual bleeding and what you can do about them: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs If you take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen, you may experience heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding.

It May Be More Than A Simple Case Of Acne?

If you are having acne breakouts long after you have gotten through the teenage years, instead of visiting your dermatologist, you may need to schedule an appointment with your OBGYN. Your acne may be a symptom of an underlying hormone imbalance, known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which can cause more problems than acne. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormone disorder that affects women. PCOS gets its name as a result of the number of small cysts that many women with this condition get on their ovaries.