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Bedrest Activities

These are some ideas to help pass time if you should happen to need bedrest.

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Circumcision

Whether you’re expecting a baby boy or have just welcomed your new little guy into the world, you have an important decision to make before you take your son home: whether to circumcise him.

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Doula

A birth doula is a woman trained to give continuous support during birth and the initial postpartum period. Here is some information and a list of some doula’s I know.

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Episiotomy

Is it really necessary? An episiotomy is a surgical incision in the perineum (the area of skin between the vagina and the anus). It is also a large controversy in childbirth today.

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Fetal Kick Counts

Kick count is the maternal counting and tracking of fetal movement. Medical research supports kick count as a simple, valuable, effective, reliable and harmless screening of fetal well-being during the third trimester in both low- and high-risk pregnancies.

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Group A Strep Infection

Some strains of group A streptococci (GAS) cause severe infection.

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Group Beta Strep From CDC

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterium that causes illness in newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly, and adults with other illnesses, such as diabetes or liver disease. GBS is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns.

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Improving Protein In Your Diet

Remember to get adequate protein (65gms) daily. Here are some fun ways.

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Improving Your Diet

Here are some ideas on how to improve your diet to stay healthy and still gain weight during your pregnancy.

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Iron Rich Foods

The Recommended Daily Allowances for women who are pregnant require 18 + mgs plus iron supplements. Here are some tips.

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Labor And Birthing Positions

The Recommended Daily Allowances for women who are pregnant require 18 + mgs plus iron supplements. Here are some tips.

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Nausea In Pregnancy

Nausea in pregnancy is very common. The following hints may help you cope with this discomfort in pregnancy.

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Nutrition During Pregnancy

What you eat right before and during your pregnancy can affect the health of your growing baby.

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Family Planning During Breastfeeding

Family planning during breastfeeding.

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OTC And Illegal Drugs

Breastfeeding is not a sure birth control method. Mother Nature has her way of a natural birth control.

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Packing List For Hospital

Here are some ideas in what to take to the hospital.

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Perineal Massage

The better you prepare your perineal tissues for the stretching of birth, the less they will tear, and the better they will heal.

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Pregnancy And STDs

It is important that women be aware of the harmful effects of STDs and knows how to protect themselves and their children against infection.

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Premature Labor Signs And Symptoms

Premature labor is labor that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy due to uterine contractions cause the cervix (mouth of the uterus) to open earlier than normal.

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Six Week Postpartum Planner

After giving birth, it’s important for you to keep up the healthy habits you practiced while you were pregnant.

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Turning A Breech Baby

Just a few suggestions if your baby is breech!

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Warning Signs And Symptoms For Pregnant Women

PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS!

Gynecology Handouts

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis is an inflammation which occurs in the vagina and includes several strains of germ that cause bacterial vaginosis yeast infections and trichomoniasis.

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Basal Body Temperature Chart

Looking for a cheap, low-tech way to pinpoint your fertile time?

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Riverton Healthcare For Women Bio Identical Hormones

Bioidentical hormones are manufactured in the lab to have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body. The great appeal of bioidentical hormones is that they are natural, and our bodies can metabolize them as it was designed to do, minimizing side effects.

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Birth Control Methods

What is the best method of birth control (or contraception)? All women and men should have control over if and when they become parents.

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Cancer Screening

Here are some recommendations for screening cancer when you are a certain age.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia (cla MI dee a) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The surest way to prevent chlamydia is not to have sex or to have sex only with someone who’s not infected and who has sex only with you.

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Decreased Libido

The main sexual disorder affecting older women is a decrease in sexual drive (libido).

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Dimethyl Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA), known as the ‘gender bender’ chemical, leaches into liquid baby formula from the linings of cans at levels dangerous to infant health, according to new research published by a US environmental group.

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Gardasil Vaccine

Gardasil is a recombinant vaccine and is effective against HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18, and is approved for use in females ages 9-26 years. More research is being conducted to include boys and women over 26.

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract.

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Herpes

This is a virus that is contagious and is spread through sexual contact.

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HPV

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). The virus infects the skin and mucous membranes.

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Kegel Exercises

Maintain good vaginal and perineal muscle tone throughout life.

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Menopause Symptoms and Treatment

Are you experiencing hot flashes, headaches, palpitations, insomnia, urinary symptoms etc? You may be going through menopause. Read here to learn more and find out ways to help with the non-threatening symptoms of menopause.

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Pap Smear

The Pap test, also called a Pap smear, checks for changes in the cells of your cervix.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain refers to any pain in your pelvic region.

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PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term that refers to infection of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes (tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus) and other reproductive organs.

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Self Breast Exam

Breast self-exams contribute greatly to breast awareness: One way to detect breast cancer.

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UTI

The most common cause of UTI are bacteria from the bowel that live on the skin near the rectum or in the vagina which can spread and enter the urinary tract through the urethra.

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Yeast Infection

A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus or yeast Candida.