When Your OBGYN Recommends A D&C For Abnormal Bleeding

So many women struggle with abnormal bleeding. Maybe your period comes too often. Or maybe when it comes, it is exceedingly heavy or lasts for more than a week. All of these are problems you should bring up to your OBGYN. When you do, they will likely recommend a treatment for abnormal bleeding. One common treatment is called a D&C, and here's a closer look at what that treatment involves. Read More 

Skin Resurfacing Can Be Performed Safely On African American Skin: What You Need To Know

For African Americans and other people of color, due diligence is important when it comes to skincare. Due to the complexities that come along with darker pigmentation, certain treatments may have an adverse effect and possibly lead to permanent scarring if the treatment is not formulated properly. If you are interested in skin resurfacing, learn what you can do to protect your skin.  Laser Variety When it comes to protecting your skin, consider the type of laser used. Read More 

Labor And Delivery Pain Relief Options

Whether or not a woman has help with pain relief during labor and delivery is an entirely personal decision. A woman may decide one course of action and change it when the time comes, which is okay. It can also vary from birth to birth. Here is a brief overview of your pain reliever options. Epidural This is probably the most common option women choose to help them manage the pain. Read More 

3 Things To Understand About Bowel Movements During Childbirth

If you are near your due date, you may be nervous about some of the aspects of giving birth. Many women are nervous about the idea of having a bowel movement while giving birth. Bowel movements happen for several reasons during active labor. The baby is pushing on your rectum, which will squeeze out any feces in your rectum. Additionally, your hormone levels may be peaking, which can cause defecation. While this is a normal, natural occurrence, there are a few things that may make you feel better about defecating during labor. Read More 

What Can Modern Ultrasounds Tell You About Your Baby?

Most women are aware of the fact that ultrasounds are used to monitor fetal progress and determine your baby's conception date and gender. But medical science has pushed past the familiar blurry gray image of the traditional ultrasound, and modern technology has made it possible to see the finest details of your baby months before it leaves the womb, including catching early signs of serious medical conditions. These are just three of the most important things your obstetrician can show you as you progress through your routine ultrasounds and pregnancy. Read More