Common Discomforts During Pregnancy


Nausea & Vomiting This usually occurs during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy and is often referred to as "morning sickness". However, these symptoms can occur at any time of the day or night. For some women, these symptoms continue throughout the entire pregnancy. This is caused by the reaction of the stomach and intestines [...]

Common Discomforts During Pregnancy2018-04-08T04:40:09+00:00

Routine Testing Done During Pregnancy


During pregnancy, certain lab tests are routinely performed on all women. They are done at specific times during the pregnancy to help your doctor identify possible problems with your pregnancy. They will also give clues to how your baby is doing. Other tests that may be done will depend on your medical history, age, family [...]

Routine Testing Done During Pregnancy2018-04-08T04:37:37+00:00

Approved Medications During Pregnancy


Condition Approved DO NOT USE Allergies Claritin, Benadryl, Chlortrimeton Artificial Sweeteners (limit quantity) Nutrasweet, Splenda Sweet & Low, Saccharine Constipation Colace, FiberCon, Metamucil, Citrucel, Milk of Magnesia Cough/Colds Tylenol Sinus Nyquil/Dayquil Heartburn/Indigestion Mylanta, TUMS, Pepcid, Maalox, Gaviscon Pepto-Bismol Hemorrhoids Preparation H, Anusol HC Nasal Congestion Saline Nasal Spray (Ocean Mist), Claritin, Robitussin Pain/Fever/Headache Tylenol (regular [...]

Approved Medications During Pregnancy2018-04-08T04:36:47+00:00

Post-Partum Care


Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. Many women focus on the pregnancy and forget to ask about what will happen following delivery. Recovery from vaginal and cesarean birth takes about six weeks, sometimes it can take longer. During this time, your body will gradually be returning to normal. When you leave the hospital, [...]

Post-Partum Care2018-04-08T04:35:39+00:00

Female Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)


What is tubal ligation? Tubal Ligation is a form of birth control in which a woman's fallopian tubes are surgically closed. Normally, the fallopian tubes carry the eggs to the uterus. Closing the tubes with surgery prevents pregnancy. It is important to realize that sterilization is usually permanent and can not be reversed. However, if [...]

Female Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)2018-04-08T04:34:18+00:00

Colposcopy of the Vagina and Cervix


What is a colposcopy? A large microscope called a colposcope to look at the vagina and cervix and possibly take a sample of tissue. When is it used? This test may be done after you have had an abnormal Pap smear. Colposcopy is a test used for diagnosing precancerous or cancerous changes in the cervix [...]

Colposcopy of the Vagina and Cervix2018-04-08T04:33:18+00:00

Uterine Fibroids: Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy


Myomectomy is the surgical removal of uterine fibroids without removing the uterus. What are Uterine Fibroids? Fibroids are common solid pelvic tumors. They arise from the muscle tissue of the uterus; they may be single or multiple. About 25% of all women over the age of 35 have fibroids; among African-American women fibroids are even [...]

Uterine Fibroids: Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy2018-04-08T04:31:36+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Urethral Slings


Urethral slings are used to treat stress incontinence (SI). SI is usually caused by sagging of the urethra and/or bladder neck, or by problems with the sphincter (muscular outlet of the bladder). This involves placing a “sling” around the urethra to lift it into place and to exert pressure on the urethra to aid in [...]

Treating Incontinence – Urethral Slings2018-04-08T04:29:00+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Surgery


There are many types of different surgical procedures that may be used to treat incontinence. The type of surgery recommended will depend on the type and cause of your incontinence. Slings: Urethral slings are used to treat stress incontinence (SI). SI is usually caused by sagging of the urethra and/or bladder neck, or by problems [...]

Treating Incontinence – Surgery2018-04-08T04:26:24+00:00

Treating Incontinence – Medication


Below are some types of medications that may help treat incontinence.Antispasmodics: These medications may increase the amount of urine the bladder can hold. They also help the bladder muscle work more efficiently. Examples of this type of medication are Detrol, Enablex, Sanctura, Vesicare, Ditropan, etc...Side effects of these medications include dry mouth, constipation, and blurred [...]

Treating Incontinence – Medication2018-04-08T04:23:14+00:00
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