When you develop diabetes during pregnancy, it's referred to as gestational diabetes. It most often occurs during the second or third trimester, and it's caused by the hormones from your baby's placenta causing your body to become resistant to insulin. Thankfully, gestational diabetes typically doesn't cause any serious problems. However, it can cause your baby to grow much faster than normal — the high amount of glucose in your blood due to gestational diabetes passes through into your baby's bloodstream, causing them to release insulin in response.
8 July 2022
A good number of women are aware of the importance of visiting an OBGYN doctor regularly, as these check-ups help with maintaining their reproductive health. During these wellness exams, the OBGYN will carry out an array of tests such as a PAP smear, breast exam, pelvic exam, and even take urine samples to screen for any potential abnormalities that would require medical intervention. However, if you are not sexually active, the last thing that you would expect is for your OBGYN doctor to prescribe hormonal birth control for your reproductive health, and this can be attributed to the fact that most people associate birth control with the prevention of conception.
21 January 2022
Over the duration of the summer months, some women may have a vaginal infection. There are many reasons for these infections, but during the summer, there are unique factors that can contribute to the infection occurring. Vaginal infections are not uncommon at all, so if you get one, don't be alarmed. However, there are a few things you can do to keep your vaginal health in top shape throughout the summer (and year-round) to minimize the risk of getting an infection.
21 June 2021
Going through menopause is a big change. As you emerge from this change and arrive in the life stage known as post-menopause, you may find yourself discovering other changes you can make in your life. For instance, you may wonder if you still need to see your OBGYN regularly now that you are no longer menstruating. As it turns out, you really should. Here's a look at why OBGYN appointments are still important after menopause, along with a look at what you can expect at those appointments.
7 August 2020
As many couples know, getting pregnant is not quite as easy as it seems in the movies. If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while now, you may want to look a little deeper into the science of conception in order to improve your chances. If you want more in-depth information, talking to your obstetrician or gynecologist will likely help. The Cycle of Life A woman's period does not just happen by chance.
4 November 2019
Are you planning to get pregnant? Perhaps you have experienced the painful experience of having a miscarriage in the past. If not, this is a common fear that some women have during their first pregnancies. There are things that individuals who are trying to conceive can do to reduce the chances of them having a miscarriage. The following points will help you understand measures you can take to improve your chances of having a healthy baby and full-term pregnancy.
9 January 2019
If you are constantly getting urinary tract infections, you know how miserable they can be. This is because you constantly feel like you have to urinate and then you only urinate a small amount. It also burns a lot when you go to the bathroom. Fortunately, if you can determine what is causing this type of infection you can take steps to make changes in your life and get properly treated.
12 April 2018
Many parents have difficulty talking to their teens about sex and birth control. You may be worried that if you talk about it – and especially if you talk about birth control – you're tacitly giving your teen permission to have sex. You may feel that you lack knowledge about the subject. You may just feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. But it's important to have these discussions anyway. Informed teens are less likely to get pregnant or contract a disease, and your teen will be more likely to come to you for help if you can have open discussions.
28 November 2017
Many people struggle to communicate openly with their doctors about relatively common and routine medical issues, so it should come as no surprise that doctors who specialize in caring for the female reproductive system have an additional hurdle to overcome. Most people are raised with such a strong sense of privacy over their bodies that it can be a real challenge to communicate openly. It's essential, however, that that can be overcome in order to guarantee that you receive the health care that you need.
1 June 2017
When it comes to birth control, you have more than a few options. Choosing the right one is important. Without a birth control method that fits your lifestyle and needs, you could make mistakes with your birth control that could have long-lasting consequences. To help you find the right birth control for you, here are a few questions to ask yourself. Have You Used Birth Control in the Past? Whether or not you have used birth control before is important.
30 May 2017