Regular breast self-exam can help you know how your breasts normally feel and look, so you can notice any changes. When you find a change, you should see your health care provider. When breast cancer is found early, you have more treatment choices and a better chance of recovery.
Consequences of an STD can be significantly more serious, even life threatening, for a woman and her baby if the woman becomes infected with an STD while she is pregnant.
A woman who drinks alcohol during pregnancy risks giving birth to an abnormal child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). A child born with FAS has a pattern of mental and physical defects.
Wondering what to expect at your preconception appointment? The following checks or tests may be made by your doctor before making the decision of pregnancy, in order to ensure you will have as trouble-free a term as possible and good health for the growing baby.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) refers to a group of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) that are caused by viruses or bacteria. The first stages begin with vaginal infection.
PCOS also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a disorder in which the ovaries are enlarged with cysts, with levels of male hormones.
There are different methods of determining your baby's gender. This article explains those methods.
The Sponge is a polyurethane foam that contains three special spermicides. It releases a spermicidal gel, that creates a barrier, protecting against any sperm passing through to the cervix. The spermicide successfully immobilizes and kills the sperm on contact. If used properly, it has a success rate of 90%.
After a series of disappointing "negatives" showing up you may feel that "your time" to become a parent is out of reach. You definitely are not alone nor is your situation hopeless. Your doctor may recommend a complete medical workup of you and your partner. In this article you'll find typical tests you may face, discover why they are recommended, and remain empowered throughout your trying to conceive journey!
A cervical cap is a barrier to prevent sperm from even reaching the cervix. It is a little rubber shaped "dome", that if used correctly with spermicide, can be 87% effective in preventing pregnancy. It is one of the few drug free birth control methods available for women currently on the market.