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7 Most Common Questions About Traveling While Pregnant

Is it safe to travel while pregnant? Generally, it’s okay to travel while you’re pregnant. The best time to travel is between week 14 and week 28 of your pregnancy. This is typically when most morning sickness has passed, but before any fatigue related to … Read more

Pelvic Exam vs. Pap Smear: What’s the Difference?

Knowing the difference between a pelvic exam and a Pap smear can be confusing. Both exams are typically performed during the same appointment, but there are significant differences to be aware of so you can take the best care of your health. What is a … Read more

What to Expect During Your First Gynecologist Visit

Thinking about scheduling your first gynecologist appointment? Here’s everything you can expect during your first gynecologist visit. At Women’s Care, our physicians recommend young women have their first pelvic exam at 18 years old, unless they are experiencing pelvic pain, problems with menstruation or are … Read more

Egg Freezing to Preserve Fertility: An Overview

What is Fertility? In women, fertility is defined as the ability to get pregnant or conceive within one year of engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility occurs when pregnancy or conception fails to occur within one year of engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse. In women … Read more

Emotional Health After Miscarriage

Does miscarriage affect the emotional health of women? Miscarriage affects up to 25 percent of all pregnancies, making it a common early pregnancy issue. Also known as early pregnancy loss, miscarriage can be devastating to expectant mothers. In fact, women often cope with feelings of … Read more

Understanding Mental Health

According to Healthy People 2020, 8.5 percent of women in the United States reported having a major depressive episode in 2015. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that perinatal depression affects one in seven women in the U.S. What is mental health? Mental … Read more

Postpartum Depression Affects 1 in 5 Mothers

By: Brooke Kyle, MD When I was in residency I had a friend who seemed to “be doing it all:” she was a magazine editor, had a brand new baby, great family, seemed bubbly and happy. At 6 weeks postpartum she killed her baby in … Read more

Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States? The restriction of blood flow to your major organs and limbs as a result of cholesterol accumulation and the hardening of your arteries cause heart disease. According … Read more

Heart Disease and Women

Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 600,000 lives in the US alone in 2016. Heart disease causes serious health issues, such as heart attack and stroke, which can affect individuals throughout their … Read more

Exercise and Pregnancy

Physical fitness is important for maintaining health before, during, and after pregnancy. Hormonal changes during your pregnancy may affect your energy levels, blood flow, oxygen flow, and overall disposition, especially during the first trimester when your body is still adjusting to drastic hormonal changes. This … Read more