Preconception Checkups

  • The History of the Pregnancy Test

    The pregnancy test and the methods to find out if you're pregnant or not, have gone through a massive transformation.

  • Pap smear test guidelines 2012 -- 2013

    New guidelines were just released in December 2012 from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) – and supported by The American Cancer Society. They state that most women only need a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, every 3 to 5 years, rather than annually.

  • Keep your cervix healthy -- avoid the preventable

    We often hear about cervical cancer and we get a Pap smear regularly. Do you really know why you're getting it and what your cervix is?

  • Top 10 Benefits of Folic Acid for ALL Women

    Folic acid is especially important for women who are able to get pregnant. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects.

  • Uterine Fibroids Cost Billions Each Year

    More than one out of two women in the United States will develop fibroids before menopause. That adds up to nearly 64 million women and an estimated annual cost of $5.9 to $34.4 billion in medical expenses and lost productivity.

  • E! TV Host Giuliana Rancic to Undergo Double Mastectomy

    Less than a month after undergoing a lumpectomy for breast cancer, E! TV host, Giuliana Rancic will undergo a double mastectomy.

  • So confused...wishing it was easier

    I know my body pretty well. I know the symptoms before my period starts. My breasts usually become tender and sometimes swell a bit a few days before I begin.

  • Finally feel like I'm able to do something!

    So my husband and I had our first visit with our midwife today regarding trying to get pregnant a little more aggressively. This step has done wonders for my hope and spirit. My husband and I are excited and a little nervous. My hubby has to do the whole semen analysis first thing in the am and then we are starting on both Clomid and Metformin.

  • Solving Common Health Insurance Denials and Rejections

    Anyone who has used the healthcare system has probably had to sort through billing issues with their physician or dental office, clinic, or hospital. Here are the most common errors made in the exchange of medical information between the patient, medical office, and insurance company.

  • Sonogram

    I have never had a sonogram before, so of course whenever the doctor said, "Remove everything below the waist," it only made sense to ask if she meant shoes as well. When she said it was my choice, as she was leaving the room, I hurriedly removed all garmets, placing my cold callused, unpainted toenails in the stirups. My first prenatal appointment, and I'd asked a dumb question in the first minute of being in the presence of a woman who could potentially deliever my baby someday. The journey begins....

  • The History of the Pregnancy Test

    The pregnancy test and the methods to find out if you're pregnant or not, have gone through a massive transformation.

  • Conception Countdown: Your Health Questions Answered

    Does "having a baby" top your list of New Year's Resolutions? There's no time like the present to start preparing your body for pregnancy. Whether this is your first time or you're hoping to conceive your second or subsequent baby, there's plenty you and your partner can do to increase your odds of giving birth to a healthy baby.

  • Fertility and Conception Tips

    Hoping to get pregnant soon? You've come to the right place! Here's everything you need to know to maximize your chances of conceiving quickly and to get your pregnancy off to the healthiest possible start.

  • PCOS (Polyscystic Ovarian Syndrome)

    PCOS also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a disorder in which the ovaries are enlarged with cysts, with levels of male hormones.

  • Excited about getting pregnant but also SCARED OUT OF MY MIND!!!

    I'm 29yrs old, and as you can see by the subject line, I'm both excited and scared out of my mind about pregnancy. My boyfriend and I have been together for 7.5 years, and have recently made the decision that it's time for children to make an appearance in our lives. Since coming to this mutual agreement, I haven't been able to think about anything else. The day we discussed starting a family involved coming up with names...and how we're going to rearrange our apartment. I've been so excited about it, that I've told all of my family that we're going to be trying in the near future.

  • Top 10 Benefits of Folic Acid for ALL Women

    Folic acid is especially important for women who are able to get pregnant. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects.

  • Preconception Checklist

    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.

  • Keep your cervix healthy -- avoid the preventable

    We often hear about cervical cancer and we get a Pap smear regularly. Do you really know why you're getting it and what your cervix is?

  • Weight Gain Mom and Baby

    QUESTION

    Dear Nutritionist,
    I have had three children all very small. One preemie 2lbs13oz and two girls at 5lbs1oz, I am also quite small 95lbs. I would like to have a healthier weight gain and a bigger baby, any suggestions?