Labor And Delivery Pain Relief Options

Whether or not a woman has help with pain relief during labor and delivery is an entirely personal decision. A woman may decide one course of action and change it when the time comes, which is okay. It can also vary from birth to birth. Here is a brief overview of your pain reliever options. Epidural This is probably the most common option women choose to help them manage the pain. Read More 

3 Things To Understand About Bowel Movements During Childbirth

If you are near your due date, you may be nervous about some of the aspects of giving birth. Many women are nervous about the idea of having a bowel movement while giving birth. Bowel movements happen for several reasons during active labor. The baby is pushing on your rectum, which will squeeze out any feces in your rectum. Additionally, your hormone levels may be peaking, which can cause defecation. While this is a normal, natural occurrence, there are a few things that may make you feel better about defecating during labor. Read More 

What Can Modern Ultrasounds Tell You About Your Baby?

Most women are aware of the fact that ultrasounds are used to monitor fetal progress and determine your baby's conception date and gender. But medical science has pushed past the familiar blurry gray image of the traditional ultrasound, and modern technology has made it possible to see the finest details of your baby months before it leaves the womb, including catching early signs of serious medical conditions. These are just three of the most important things your obstetrician can show you as you progress through your routine ultrasounds and pregnancy. Read More 

Non Pregnant Pause: Delaying Your Period With Help

If you are looking forward to a romantic getaway or if you are having a beach vacation and you do not want to have to deal with your menstrual cycle, there are ways that you can delay your period. Delaying your cycle can be a relief, as you can avoid the bloating, heavy bleeding, and cramping while you are trying to have fun. If you want to pause your period, you should seek out help from your gynecologist. Read More 

Helping Your Teen Understand Contraceptives And Birth Control

If you're the parent of a teenager and you haven't had a serious discussion with your child about birth control and contraceptives, then someone else may have already done so. By the time they start high school, 1 out of 6 teens will have already become sexually active, and if they aren't fully informed about their choices, it could end up having serious long term repercussions. The only way to be sure the information they have is accurate and factual is to provide it to them yourself-- just don't underestimate their maturity or intelligence. Read More