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4 Common Questions Women Have During the Third Trimester Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 22, 2016)Now that we’ve addressed questions that many women have in the first and the second trimester let’s take a look at the third. Entering the final weeks of your pregnancy is exciting and unique from the other phases that you go through, and it comes...

4 Common Questions Women Have During The Second Trimester Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 12, 2016)Once you’ve made it through the first trimester of your pregnancy, you may start feeling a little calmer and have a better understanding of what you’re going through. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a full list of questions that is creeping into...

3 Common Questions Women Have During The First Trimester Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Apr 27, 2016)Reading a plus sign on a pregnancy test is a moment that you’ll never forget, and suddenly, you find yourself surrounded by excitement and a whirlwind of questions. And while it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of information that’s available, it’s...

Top Foods That Promote Fertility Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Apr 14, 2016)When it comes to your body, there are some things that you can control, and some things that you cannot. Genetics and family history will always play a role in your health, and there is very little that you can do about this. However, there...

4 Questions You’re Too Shy to Ask Your Gynecologist Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Apr 1, 2016)When it comes to your body, you might be an open book when sharing with your doctor how you feel. Asking questions about a broken arm or explaining the symptoms when you’re sick comes naturally and with no reserves. But for some reason, when it...

How to Prevent Cervical Cancer Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Mar 11, 2016)When women think of cancer prevention, often we think about breast cancer because it has more exposure. Men and women across the nation have worked hard to ensure there is plenty of literature available on the topic, and it even has a month dedicated to...

5 Great Foods to Curb Pregnancy Cravings Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Mar 6, 2016)When you’re pregnant, you may experience some pretty fascinating cravings as your body changes. Pickles and peanut butter, ice cream and sardines, McDonald’s with a side of Taco Bell, and other odd food combination tend to rear their head as your baby bump grows. While...

How to Keep Your Vagina Healthy and Happy Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Feb 23, 2016)You work hard to keep your body in shape and your skin looking youthful, but one area you might be neglecting is the health of your vagina. Sometimes women can be shy when it comes to discussing the methods they use to keep their vaginal...

Let’s Talk About Postpartum Depression Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Feb 11, 2016)Postpartum depression is one of those subjects that many women don’t feel comfortable speaking about. It can be difficult to admit that you are feeling the symptoms, and you might even feel yourself trying to push them to the back of your mind. However, this...

8 Foods That Promote Healthy Iron Levels Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Feb 3, 2016)If you’ve been told by your gynecologist that you’re at risk for anemia because your iron levels are low, don’t feel alone. Women are often at risk for iron deficiencies because of the monthly blood loss we go through during our menstrual cycle and childbirth....

7 Myths About Birth Control Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jan 21, 2016)When making a family plan, many women factor birth control into the equation because they want to ensure they’re prepared for a time when they’re ready to start having kids. However, as they begin making plans, they may come across some information about birth control...

How to Improve Urinary Incontinence Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jan 13, 2016)When you suffer from urinary incontinence, you know it’s more than an inconvenience. While each person differs in the severity when they lose control of their bladder, it’s important that you talk to your doctor about the symptoms. For some, minor leaks occur when pressure...

How to Feel Better During Your Period Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jan 9, 2016)Every woman is unique in what she goes through before and during her period. PMS can begin around five days before your actual period starts, and the signs will generally go away during the cycle. Almost every woman suffers from one to many symptoms during...

Ring in the New Year with these 5 Breast Cancer Fighting Tips Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally posted on Dec 30, 2015)Whether you’re healthy and want to get more involved in the fight against breast cancer, you have a family history of the disease, or it’s just time to give your body the best defense against it, here are five ways to get started in January....

Why Getting to a Healthy Weight Should Be Your #1 Resolution Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Dec 22, 2015)As a woman, you think about the health of others all the time. However, there are a lot of reasons why 2016 should be the year that you put your own health first. Even if you make all of your doctor and dentist appointments, and...

4 Myths About Infertility Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Dec 2, 2015)When you’re trying to get pregnant, it can be a frustrating time that leaves your emotions frazzled. It can also be a very stressful point in your relationship. And while you may think you’re doing everything you can, there are a few ways you could...

How to overcome your fear of going to the doctor Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Nov 28, 2015)If you have a fear of going to the gynecologist, or you’ve just continued to put off that appointment, there are a few things that you can do to finally get through the door. Many people fear visiting the doctor for different reasons such as...

Coping With Infertility Issues Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Nov 20, 2015)When you and your spouse have been trying to get pregnant for over a year, but you have not had any positive results to date, it can be a very trying time for you mentally and physically, as well as those who surround you. A...

5 Advancements in Baby Technology for New Parents Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Nov 11, 2015)It seems there are very few aspects of life that go untouched by the advancements of technology these days. And when you’re on your way to being a new mommy, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all of your options. Here we’ll look at some...

How to Beat Stress Over the Holidays Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Nov 2, 2015)Stress can be troublesome on the way our bodies feel and how we project our mood. It can make PMS and menopause symptoms more intense, as well as cause us to gain unnecessary weight and delay our efforts to get pregnant. We know that stress...

5 Ways to Cope With a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Oct 29, 2015)When you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s a heartbreaking and devastating moment that you’ll never forget. And while it’s difficult to maintain a positive disposition at a time like this, there are a few ways to lift your spirits....

5 Important Facts About Breast Cancer Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Oct 20, 2015)There’s a lot of information out there about breast cancer and it can be overwhelming when you’re learning about the disease. However, it’s important that you take the time to learn about the causes because the more knowledge you have, the better you’ll be able...

Mammograms: 3 Ways They Save Your Life Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Oct 9, 2015)During breast cancer awareness month, you’ll find yourself exposed to more literature about breast cancer than usual. While it’s a heavy subject and many people try to avoid it, it’s good to open up and be aware of it. By taking the disease seriously and...

4 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Oct 4, 2015)It’s that time of year when the United States is covered in pink. You see it locally in the newspaper and in the ribbons people proudly display on their clothes and at their desks. You see it nationally on the uniforms of sports teams and...

5 Topics You Should Always Talk To Your Gynecologist About Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Sep 28, 2015)When you visit your gynecologist for your routine check-ups, you may start to look at it like chore so you can get your clean bill of health, and move on to the next item on the list. However, it’s important that you pay attention to...

5 Steps to Promote a Healthy Pregnancy Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Sep 25, 2015)When you know you have some of the risk factors for a difficult pregnancy, you may be left with the feeling of what to do. High-risk pregnancies are not uncommon, however, should be treated with extra care. Some of the risk factors include being over the...

Pregnancy 101: 4 Tips to Help Prepare Your for the Big Day Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Sep 21, 2015)When you are pregnant, you have a lot on your mind. And let’s face it – your mind isn’t performing the same as usual, because it’s working to handle the changes your body is going through. That is why it is so important to have...

Top 4 Nutrients to Promote Fertility in Your Diet Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Sep 3, 2015)When you’re trying to get pregnant with no positive results, you probably start looking to areas in your life that can make you more fertile. Food is an area that many people turn towards. It offers necessary nutrients and can boost our mood, improve our...

Prevent Incontinence With These Tips Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Aug 12, 2015)It can be embarrassing when you suffer from urinary incontinence. Trying to hold back a cough or sneeze can be agony, and once it is released, the muscles in your bladder don’t have the strength to prevent an accident. However, there are ways to minimize...

Is Family Planning Right For You? Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Aug 2, 2015)Many young women may not think too far into the future when it comes to planning a family. In fact, it might not even be on their radar yet. However, this is a very smart and effective way to have a family when the time...

Will You Gain Weight When Going Through Menopause? Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jul 24, 2015)When you go through menopause, you may notice that you start to spread out a little more easily. And with all of the changes your body is going through, this can make the whole experience even harder than should be. One of the main reasons...

Do you suffer from sexual dysfunction? Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jul 22, 2015)When people have a problem in their sexual life, they often don’t want to talk about it. Even in our modern world, with very few topics off limit, it can still be difficult to discuss troubles in the bedroom. But when it comes to your...

How to Deal with the Side Effects of Menopause Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jun 29, 2015)When it comes to menopause, all women go through their own unique experience. While most women go through this in their late forties and early fifties, some will have to deal with it prematurely and others a little later in life. Your doctor at Palm...

Ways to Cope With Infertility Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jun 11, 2015)When you and your spouse have been trying to get pregnant for over a year, but you have not had any positive results to date, it can be a very trying time for you mentally and physically, as well as those who surround you. A...

Be prepared for the Unexpected Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jun 1, 2015)As your pregnancy progresses and delivery is near, most mothers have an idea about the way things will happen. Some women are very adamant they do not want pain medication while others want something to ease their discomfort. These are issues that should be discussed...

Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 20, 2015)If you recently had a baby, your emotions are all over the place. How do you know if what you are feeling is normal or its something more serious that you should talk to your doctor about? Women tend to be very hard on themselves,...

Do You Suffer From PMS? Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 11, 2015)Although often joked about and casually referred to, PMS is a real condition that affects the lives of many women of childbearing years. Premenstrual syndrome is a medical condition, which causes many physical and mental symptoms. Some women only experience a few of them and...

Preparing For Your First Mammogram Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 4, 2015) If you’ve never had a mammogram, it’s natural that you might feel a little nervous about getting one because you don’t know what to expect. Doctors recommend women who aren’t at a high cancer risk to start getting mammograms at age 40. Women, who have...

Is the NovaSure® Ablation Right For You? Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 3, 2015)Do you suffer from heavy periods? Does your period keep you from doing things that you love? If you have missed social activities or even work because of your period, it’s time to make an appointment with your doctor. Not only does a heavy period...

The First Trimester Blues Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 2, 2015)When you first see that positive pregnancy test, you feel a rush of emotions. Joy, confusion, fear, happiness – it’s all there. You walk around with your head in the clouds for a few days before your body lets you know really fast that you...

Mammogram Abnormalities Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 2, 2015)We all know how important it is to keep your doctor appointments. Your mammogram appointments are no exception. There is no question that this appointment saves lives by early detection. A mammogram enables your doctor to find abnormalities well before you will feel anything in...

5 Mammogram Myths Debunked Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 2, 2015)There is no doubt that one of the most important things you can do for your breast health is to schedule your yearly mammogram appointments and keep them. A mammogram can detect abnormalities in your breasts well before you will ever feel them yourself. Even...

4 Ways To Prevent Breast Cancer This Year Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on May 2, 2015)It can be hard to get serious about your health when faced with such a tough word like cancer. It can be easier to ignore that it exists, and go about daily life as if we will stay healthy forever. But when we, or someone...

Three Ways to Take Care of Your Breasts Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Mar 29, 2015)Women are generally busy taking care of everyone else in their family and sometimes don’t take the time to take care of themselves. The best thing you can do for you and your family is to try to be as health conscious as you can....

What should you ask your doctor before getting a 3D Mammogram? Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Mar 10, 2015)It is a great time in history to be a woman. Breast health has come a very long way in recent years. Women are getting educated at a young age how, when, and how often to self examine, how to watch out for early breast...

Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Check-up Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Mar 10, 2015)It can be easy to push back your annual visit to the OBGYN. It’s been on your calendar for months and you know you should go, but there is just so much going on between family, work, and keeping up with a home. While many...

The Advantages of Getting a 3-D Mammogram Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Mar 10, 2015)Women know how important it is to keep up with breast cancer screenings and self-breast exams. The earlier a potential problem is detected, the faster your doctor is able to access the size of the situation, and begin the process of removing the cancer. One...

How to Keep a Healthy Diet During Pregnancy Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jan 12, 2015)Pregnancy goes hand-in-hand with strange cravings. Unfortunately, sometimes the treats and high carb selections we crave can mean taking a hit with getting the daily vitamins and minerals we need.During pregnancy, how a woman eats affects not only herself but also her developing fetus.It’s more...

How Eating Sugar Can Cause Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jan 5, 2015)That dreaded burning sensation and urgency when you urinate could mean one of several things.And it’s worse when the symptoms start on a Friday night and you may have to wait to see your doctor.The most likely diagnosis is a urinary tract infection, or UTI....

Movember is Saving Men’s Lives, One Mustache at a Time Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Nov 25, 2014)If the men you see around town seem a bit hairier than usual right about now, don’t assume it’s protection against the impending colder weather.It could be they are participating in Movember, a fundraising and awareness campaign to draw attention to men’s health.Ladies, for the...

Why Our Beauty Club is the Perfect Gift Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Nov 6, 2014)Once you’ve put away the Halloween decorations and thrown out the carved pumpkins, your thoughts may be turning to holiday shopping.You can save yourself the stress, lines at the mall, crowded parking lots, and long lines at the Post Office by giving the gift of...

BRCA Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer: Weighing the Options Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Oct 28, 2014)This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re covering BRCA genetic testing and breast cancer for this week’s edition.Although there is a known genetic link in only 5 percent of breast cancers, it’s important to understand what factors can put you at risk for...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Clinical Breast Exam Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Oct 23, 2014)Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month the doctors at Palm Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology thought it might be helpful for our patients to learn about the importance of a clinical breast exam, one of the tools in our breast cancer detection arsenal.What is a...

OB GYN Doctor Alert: Important Vaccines for Women Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Oct 8, 2014)Vaccines Before & During PregnancyMany patients may not think of a visit to their OB GYN office as a time to catch up on their vaccine shots, but evaluating your immunization status and then filling in the gaps can be an important part of your...

The Truth About Pregnancy After Age 35 Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Sep 10, 2014)More women than ever before are delaying getting pregnant; According to the CDC, in 1970 only 1 out of 100 births were to a woman over 35, now the figure is 1 in 12.While increased maternal age does come with some increased risks, it’s important...

Things You Should Know About Your Gynecological Exam, Part 3 Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Aug 29, 2014)In this series of blog posts, I have been discussing the various screenings and topics that are covered during a woman’s yearly gynecological exam.As you can see, your annual check-up is much more than just a pap smear.In fact, based upon your risk category for...

Things You Should Know About Your Gynecological Exam, Part 1 Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Aug 21, 2014)In my last post, I discussed the importance of an annual gynecological check-up even if your provider has told you that don’t need a pap smear every year.This is because your annual exam includes important health promotion activities such as screening for osteoporosis, considerations of...

Your Annual Gynecological Exam is Not Just a Pap Smear Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posed on Jul 24, 2014)Depending on your risks for cervical cancer and your pap exam history, your provider may not recommend that you get a pap smear every year.This doesn’t mean you’ll want to put off your yearly appointment: your gynecological visit is an important source of primary care.A...

What Breast Cancer, Exercise, and Nutrition Have in Common Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jul 15, 2014)As if you needed more reasons to live a healthy lifestyle, health care professionals are now saying there is a proven link between weight gain in adult women and breast cancer, a disease that 1 in 8 women will develop during their lifetime.The good news?...

Weight Management During Pregnancy Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jun 17, 2014)“Eating for two” is an old expression, but it’s one that’s often still used today. There was a time when not much concern was given to pregnancy weight gain, as a significant amount of weight will be gained during the process.However, the “anything goes” attitude...

Cosmetic Skin Treatments to Consider After Pregnancy Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Jun 2, 2014 )A woman’s entire life undergoes major changes with pregnancy and childbirth. If you are a new mom, you’re undoubtedly operating on little sleep and adjusting to life as a parent.Struggling with changes to your body due to pregnancy and childbirth can cause even more...

Heavy Periods and Treatment with Endometrial Ablation Jul 26th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Apr 30, 2014)Do your periods cause more trouble than just a little discomfort and inconvenience? Do you experience intense pain, bleeding, and other symptoms that disrupt your life?If so, you’re not alone: about one in five menstruating women (around 10 million) in the United States suffer from...

New Advances in Gynecology and Birth Control Jul 26th, 2016

New Advances in Gynecology and Birth Control(Originally posted Apr 16, 2014)The past ten years have seen tremendous advances in healthcare for women. Like other areas of medicine, gynecology is also focused on offering minimally invasive procedures to patients.Non-invasive treatments involve:Less timeNo hospital stayLittle or no scarringGreat safety and efficacyThis article...