Even if you have never exercised regularly before getting pregnant, it is safe to do so now as long as you follow the guidelines set by your OBGYN at About Women by Women. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days. Exercising safely during pregnancy keeps you healthy and actually provides many other benefits.
Genetic tests are helpful for people with risk factors for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, but not everyone needs them. Breast cancer genes can be rather confusing. Let’s dive in so you have a better understanding.
Feeling a bit blue for a week or two after childbirth is common. But if those “baby blues” last longer than a couple of weeks, it may be time to seek help. If you feel sad, hopeless, worthless, anxious, or empty for long periods of time, you may be suffering from postpartum depression, a serious condition that can become dangerous if left untreated.
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Most women understand they should be wary of smoking and drinking during their pregnancy. In addition, certain medications can be harmful to your baby and should be avoided, and, of course, illicit drugs are dangerous for both you and your baby. Common tests like an ultrasound are routinely performed during pregnancy, but is it safe to get an X-ray while pregnant? Continue reading
Have you ever had a great time with friends laughing out loud, but found yourself uncontrollably leaking urine? You might have even thought “I’m too young for this to be happening.”
The truth is urinary incontinence is not just for older women. It can happen to women of all ages during exercise or while laughing, sneezing and coughing. This particular type of incontinence is known as stress urinary incontinence and it is quite prevalent. Continue reading
If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone.
Many women have questions when it comes to seeing a gynecologist and when they should schedule an appointment. Continue reading
Gestational diabetes affects more than 18 percent of pregnant women throughout the country. Though in most cases the condition is only temporary, it’s important to stay informed about the risk factors and life changes that need to happen if you have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.