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Pap Smears 101: Everything You Need To Know

A pap smear is a simple and quick procedure that can help detect cervical cancer early. If you are due for your pap smear or are just curious about it, read on for more specific information about this procedure. What Happens During a Pap Smear? During a pap smear, your doctor will use a speculum to widen your vagina. They will then use a swab or brush to get the cells from your cervix.

4 Treatment Options For Abnormal Bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding can take many forms. Some people experience abnormal bleeding between their normal menstrual periods. Others bleed only during their periods but experience long or especially heavy flows. Abnormal bleeding can be disruptive to your life, painful, and even detrimental to your health. Fortunately, a gynecologist can offer treatment for reproductive bleeding disorders. Here are some treatment options that may help you: 1. Hormonal Birth Control Birth control is often used as a contraceptive.

These Period Symptoms Indicate That You Need A Pelvic Exam

As they grow up, girls are often told that every woman's period is different. Some girls experience more pain and discomfort with their periods than others. Some experience heavier bleeding than others. These statements are true, but sometimes they have the unintentional effect of leading women to believe that whatever symptoms they experience during their periods are normal and nothing to worry about. This can lead to medical problems being overlooked for years simply because women do not realize their period symptoms are worth mentioning to their OBGYN.

Common Myths About Postpartum Depression

Between the sleepless nights, crying, and changes to your daily routine, the first few days and weeks after having a baby can be exhausting and challenging. It is not uncommon to experience what your doctor refers to as the "baby blues" after giving birth. The changes in hormone levels can lead to changes in mood and typically these changes go away within a few days after childbirth. However, there are others who suffer from postpartum depression, which many people confuse with the natural and short-term hormonal fluctuations that occur after childbirth.

5 Tips For Eating Well During Your Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, it is even more important to eat a healthy diet. Consuming nutritious foods can help you have a smoother pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby. Here are five helpful tips for eating well during your pregnancy: Include Folic Acid in Your Diet Adding folic acid to your diet is one of the best ways to give birth to a healthy baby. In fact, if you get adequate folic acid in your first trimester, your baby will be much less likely to be born with spina bifida and other birth defects.