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Why Am I So Hungry During the Second Trimester?

The second trimester is often called the “golden trimester” because it’s usually when you feel your best during pregnancy. But, it’s not always smooth sailing. If you experience intense hunger during this time, don’t worry: You’re not alone.
Jun 11th, 2024

Are Home Pregnancy Tests Always Accurate?

The home pregnancy test you bought claims it can tell you if you’re pregnant as soon as the first day of your missed period. Is that true? Let’s find out.
May 2nd, 2024

How Often Should I Be Screened for STIs?

Maintaining your sexual health must involve regular screenings for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Who should be tested, and when? We give you the latest information to help you make good decisions for yourself and your partners.
Apr 1st, 2024

The Best Types of Birth Control for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue from the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, often on the surfaces of nearby organs, causing pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. Here’s how birth control options can help the condition.
Mar 14th, 2024

Ending a Pregnancy Because of a Fetal Anomaly

Fetal anomalies can range in severity, and if you’re considering ending a pregnancy because of an anomaly, you have a lot to consider. Read on to identify some factors to consider as you navigate this decision-making process.
Feb 1st, 2024

Regular Pap Testing Just Might Save Your Life

Cervical cancer affects millions of women, and the key to getting the best treatment outcome is catching it as early as possible. Pap testing is a fundamental way of diagnosing this disease and can help to save your life.
Jan 12th, 2024

What Is a Colposcopy and Why Would I Need One?

Has your women’s health specialist recommended a colposcopy after your Pap test? This test examines unusual cells and provides greater insight. Here’s what you can expect from this simple in-office evaluation.
Dec 11th, 2023

What You Should Know About the Symptoms of Menopause

It’s no secret that menopause can cause an abundance of symptoms and changes within your body. Learn how these symptoms can affect you so you can start planning today to be ready for this change of life.
Nov 2nd, 2023

I Think I Have an STD: What Should I Do?

The first step to take if you think you have an STD is to get tested as soon as possible. The good news? STDs are treatable, but they require a doctor’s care. Our team explains the facts about STDs and why home remedies don’t work.
Oct 1st, 2023

What Constitutes a High-Risk Pregnancy?

Are you over 35? Do you have diabetes? If so, your pregnancy may be considered high-risk. Learn what other factors contribute to a high-risk pregnancy and how you can minimize your risks.
Sep 1st, 2023

How Soon After Childbirth Can I Start Birth Control?

The dust has settled, and you and your new bundle of joy have found a rhythm — is it too early to think about birth control? We say no. Here, our team of birth control specialists answers all your questions about postpartum birth control.
Aug 1st, 2023

Surgical versus Non-Surgical Abortion: Which Is Right for Me?

If you’re trying to decide whether you’d rather have an in-clinic, surgical abortion or take medication in a place of your choosing, you should consider a few factors. In this post, we explain the differences between a surgical and a non-surgical abortion.
Jun 1st, 2023

Is Home STD Testing As Effective As In-Office Screenings?

Are you concerned about your sexual health? Regular sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing is crucial for early detection and treatment of STDs. But with so many testing options available, should you go with the in-home or in-office option?
May 2nd, 2023

All You Need to Know About Uterine Fibroids

Millions of women have uterine fibroids; unfortunately, just as many lack information about them. Here, we walk you through everything you should know about fibroids and what they mean for your health.
Apr 1st, 2023

Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

There are dozens of ways to prevent pregnancy. They range from condoms to patches to surgery. Trying to decide which method is right for you is a deeply personal choice. But it involves more than just how you feel.
Feb 1st, 2023

5 Ways to Manage Morning Sickness

Morning sickness can make life very difficult, but you don’t have to just get through it. Here, we offer five suggestions that may help you manage the nausea and vomiting that so many women experience.
Dec 1st, 2022

Mom's Post Pregnancy Guide to Birth Control

You can get pregnant within the first few weeks after giving birth so even though birth control is the last thing you probably want to think about, it’s important. Here’s your guide to what you need to know.
Sep 1st, 2022

Should You Be Worried About Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts often cause no symptoms, and most women are unaware that they have them. However, certain cysts can cause problems from pelvic pain to infertility. Don’t put off getting help if you have symptoms.
Aug 1st, 2022

Everything You Didn’t Know About PID

Do you suffer from pelvic pain, painful intercourse, or abnormal vaginal discharge? These problems indicate inflammation in your reproductive system. Find out whether your symptoms should prompt you visit to a medical specialist.
Jul 1st, 2022

How to Talk to an Intimate Partner About STDs

You learned about them in school for a reason: STDs are a serious threat to your health, your partner’s health, and the whole community. Keep reading to get our best tips on how to have a tough, but necessary, conversation with your partner.
Jun 1st, 2022

New Abortion Laws in Florida

This year, Florida has made changes to some of the laws, rules, and regulations regarding patients requesting abortion access in our state. Here are some of the most common questions that our patients have been asking.
May 11th, 2022

Questions to Ask at Your Next Well-Woman Exam

Well-woman exams form the cornerstone of women’s health during your reproductive years and beyond. These seven, simple questions help ensure you make the most of your next visit, with care tailored to your unique needs.
May 1st, 2022

Common STDs and How to Prevent Them

Any sexual encounter can expose you to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including oral, vaginal, and anal sex. It’s also possible to have an STD without any obvious sign. That makes regular testing essential to keep yourself and your partners safe.
Apr 1st, 2022

Are Ovarian Cysts Causing Your Low Back Pain?

When you’re experiencing pain, it might surprise you to know what could be causing it. You might be especially surprised to learn how ovarian cysts could be causing recurring low back pain. Read on to learn more.
Feb 1st, 2022

When Is a Cervical Biopsy Necessary?

Protecting your longevity inevitably involves testing. Cervical biopsies are a great way for your provider to get a better understanding of your sexual health and how you can prevent certain illnesses.
Jan 1st, 2022

I Had an Abnormal Pap Smear. What Are My Next Steps?

It can be scary to learn that you had an abnormal Pap smear. After all, that means you have cervical cancer, right? Not necessarily. Keep reading to see what your Pap results mean and what to expect if you have an abnormal test.
Dec 2nd, 2021

Don’t Go It Alone. Consider Family Planning Counseling

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to space, delay, or prevent pregnancies, but you don’t have to go it alone. Family planning counseling provides you with the education, tools, and guidance you need to take control of your health.
Oct 1st, 2021

What to Expect at My Colposcopy Appointment

When you have an abnormal Pap smear, you may need a colposcopy to better understand the cause of your abnormal results. A colposcopy is a gynecological test that allows a doctor to closely examine your cervix. Click here to find out what to expect.
Sep 8th, 2021

The Earliest Signs of Pregnancy

Are your breasts swollen and tender? Do you feel nauseous when you wake up in the morning? Could these symptoms mean you’re pregnant? Maybe. Click here to learn more about the earliest signs of pregnancy.
Aug 10th, 2021

Myths and Facts About the IUD

The intrauterine device (IUD) is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. However, many women may choose other forms of birth control because of the many myths and misconceptions surrounding the IUD.
Jul 20th, 2021

What Happens at a Well-Woman Exam?

Between work, family, and friends, you may not find the time to take care of you. Your annual well-woman exam is one of the most important tools for protecting your health. Click here to learn what happens at a well-woman exam.
Jun 28th, 2021

Tips for Talking to Your Partner About STDs

Despite the fact that they’re very common, no one enjoys talking about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- to their doctor or their partner. But it’s an important conversation to have. Click here to get some tips for the STD talk.
May 10th, 2021

How Can I Know If I’m Really Pregnant?

The only way to really know if you’re pregnant is a pregnancy test. But when grappling with this question, you may not be ready to take the test yet. Knowing some of the early signs of pregnancy may help steer you in the right direction.
Apr 1st, 2021

What to Expect During Contraception Counseling

Despite having many birth control options, you’re not alone if you feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to deciding which one is best for you. That’s why health providers offer contraception counseling.
Mar 2nd, 2021

Could This Be Causing Your Infertility?

Infertility is common, affecting about 10% of women of childbearing age. Though there are many potential reasons you may have difficulty getting pregnant, finding the root cause of your infertility may increase your chances of conception.
Feb 2nd, 2021

Six Common STDs and How They’re Treated

Though STDs are largely preventable, rates of infection are on the rise. Getting tested and treated for STDs may help stop the spread. Click here to learn about some of the most common STDs and how they’re treated.
Jan 1st, 2021

Start the New Year Right With a Well-Woman Exam

Women put everyone else’s health needs before their own. But don’t put off your annual well-woman exam, as it’s the best tool to help you stay healthy. Scheduling your exam at the start of the new year is a great way to take control of your wellness.
Dec 1st, 2020

The Role of Dilation and Curettage in Women’s Health

Women have special health needs because of their reproductive organs. A dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure physicians use to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the uterus, including abnormal bleeding and cancer.
Oct 11th, 2020

What to Expect After a Surgical Abortion

Deciding to terminate a pregnancy isn’t easy for any woman. Knowing what to expect after a surgical abortion may help you make a more informed choice about your health and body. Click here to learn more.
Sep 16th, 2020

The Pros and Cons of an IUD

Though the intrauterine device (IUD) is more effective at preventing pregnancy than the pill, patch, and vaginal ring, it’s not the most popular form of birth control in the United States. Click here to learn the pros and cons of using an IUD.
Jul 17th, 2020

Ultrasound Testing: How It Benefits Your Health

Getting answers to your health questions sometimes requires diagnostic testing. An ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging tool that generates pictures of your internal organs and provides valuable information about your health.
Jun 15th, 2020

Should You Get Tested for STDs?

If you’re sexually active, you can contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But STDs don’t always come with obvious symptoms. Read on to learn if you should be tested, how often, and the risks of leaving an STD untreated.
Apr 29th, 2020

10 Tips for Coping with Menopause

Menopause is a normal stage of a woman’s life and one that can’t be stopped. However, you don’t have to suffer through the symptoms that come with menopause. There are many things you can do to cope with this life change.
Apr 15th, 2020

Understanding Fetal Anomalies

Fetal anomalies are common and are a leading cause of infant death in the United States. Knowing more about fetal anomalies, how they occur, and how they affect your baby may help you make the most informed decisions about your care.
Feb 13th, 2020

What Are My Birth Control Options?

It’s a new year and a good time to think about which birth control option is right for you. But with so many options available, it can be hard to know what’s the best choice for you. Read on to learn more about your birth control options.
Jan 10th, 2020

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Like many STDs, it affects men and women differently. Here are some important facts to know about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of HPV in women.
Dec 3rd, 2019

What to Expect After a Surgical Abortion

Knowing what to expect after a surgical abortion helps the procedure go as smoothly as possible. Read on to learn the possible physical and mental side effects.
Nov 22nd, 2019

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

For women, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after skin cancer. While breast cancer can’t be completely prevented, you can lower your risk of developing it. Read on to learn how.
Sep 18th, 2019

How a Medical and Surgical Abortion Differ

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, two in five women opt to have an abortion. If you’re thinking about terminating an unexpected pregnancy, understanding your options can help you determine which procedure is best for you.
Aug 29th, 2019