Pregnancy is a very important and exciting time. Ob-gyn doctors provide care and support throughout pregnancy that includes care and screenings before pregnancy, complete prenatal care for mom and baby, prenatal screening and ultrasound, nutritional counseling and guidance, labor and birth care, services and support for vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC), follow-up care including birth control, counseling and postpartum depression screening.
Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here.
Bloating is a common symptom of pregnancy, but there are many other causes of bloating and other signs of pregnancy. Find out how to tell the difference between being bloated or pregnant here.
Female anatomy includes the external genitals, or the vulva, and the internal reproductive organs. This article looks at female body parts and their functions, and it provides an interactive diagram.
The chances of a pregnancy after a vasectomy are almost zero. However, we look at why pregnancy can still happen. We also explore vasectomy reversal, and a process called sperm aspiration, which may also lead to pregnancy.
Clear or very pale urine is usually a sign of proper hydration. In this article, learn more about the possible causes of clear urine and when to see a doctor.
Some people may not feel like eating while they are nauseated, but some foods can help settle the stomach and relieve feelings of nausea. Learn more in this article.
A woman may gain weight during the third trimester of pregnancy. This is because the fetus is growing and the body is preparing for delivery. Learn more about third trimester weight gain here.
Hormonal changes can cause pregnancy acne. We discuss the appearance of pregnancy acne, whether acne is an early sign of pregnancy, and whether it continues after pregnancy.
There are many possible causes of pain in the perineum, which can be uncomfortable and disruptive. Here, we discuss possible causes and treatments that can help.
Breastfeeding, eating a healthful diet, and gentle exercise can all aid postpartum weight loss. Learn how to lose weight safely after pregnancy here.
Many women have concerns about how to sleep when pregnant. Pregnancy can cause difficulty sleeping, and certain sleeping positions are safer than others. Learn how to sleep when pregnant here, including what positions to try or avoid.
The thighs are a common area for stretch marks to appear, especially in females. Learn about the types, causes, and treatment of stretch marks on thighs here.
It is not uncommon for a woman to experience spotting in early pregnancy, but it can still cause worry. Learn about the possible causes of spotting in early pregnancy and when to see a doctor here.
Uterus pain in early pregnancy is a common symptom, but in some cases, it is a sign of a complication. Learn about the causes and treatment of uterus pain in early pregnancy here.
Cervical effacement occurs as the cervix prepares for vaginal delivery by thinning and shortening. Learn more about cervical effacement here.
Prenatal vitamins are important for the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as developing fetuses. Here, learn which prenatal vitamins to take and their benefits.
Fingering is very unlikely to bring sperm into contact with the vagina. However, it can occur in some instances, which might lead to pregnancy. Learn more here.
Group B strep is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in some adults and can pass from pregnant women to babies. It often produces no symptoms, but it can be life threatening in babies. Learn more here.
Choline is an essential nutrient that our bodies must get from food or supplements. A new article suggests meat free diets may create a choline deficiency.
An MTHFR mutation is the mutation of a gene that regulates the production of a specific enzyme. This type of mutation can potentially lead to a number of health conditions. Learn more here.
Lip color varies from person to person. The lips can become darker for various reasons, and people can use home remedies to care for their lips. Learn about causes and treatments for dark lips here.
Although having a long period occasionally is not often a cause for concern, having them frequently or feeling that a period won't stop may indicate an underlying issue. Learn about the causes and what to do here.
Swollen gums can occur due to gingivitis, pregnancy, and infection. Treatment typically depends on the cause, and good oral hygiene can prevent them. Learn more here.
Although Vaseline has a soft, smooth texture, it is not advisable to use it as a sexual lubricant. Many alternatives are available. Learn more here.
The elasticity of the vagina may change because of childbirth or aging. These changes are common and do not pose a risk to health. Here, learn about vaginal looseness, exercises, and more.