While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system.
The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.
During August, organizations around the world spread awareness about breastfeeding and how it can benefit babies in all communities. Across the world, only about 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed.
I’m sure someone has told you “You’re never completely ready to have a baby.”
However there are some questions that you can answer ahead of time to ensure you’re as prepared as possible. Here are just a few questions to keep in mind while you plan your pregnancy: Read the rest of this entry »
Confused about whether you’re allowed to eat fish during pregnancy? You’re not alone.
Nutrition becomes even more important when you’re pregnant because everything you eat impacts the baby’s development. The dilemma with seafood is that, even though it contains nutrients essential for developing the fetal brain, it also contains mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, which can be harmful to the fetus when eaten in excess. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone. Read the rest of this entry »
March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »
While only about 20% of people with the Zika virus experience symptoms, the greater concern about contracting the virus has been the potential link to birth defects. Read the rest of this entry »
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Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with it each year.
If you have pelvic pain that occurs for more than two weeks a month and has been there for more than six months, you might be suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, or CPP. Read the rest of this entry »