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What Can I Expect During My First Year in Menopause?

Menopause marks the end of a person’s menstrual cycle and is a natural progression in the reproductive system of those with ovaries. Menopause symptoms typically start in middle age and depending on what stage of menopause you are in, your physical and mental symptoms will vary. Your first year of menopause will bring many changes,

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Potential Reasons Why Your Period Is Late

We are all aware of the most prominent reason why a woman’s period is late: a pregnancy. However, did you know that this is not the only reason? There are a number of sources for a delayed or even missed period. It is important to rule out a pregnancy of course, but this does not

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Five Things Women Need to Understanding About Having a Miscarriage

If you have had a miscarriage, you are not alone. However, because conversations about miscarriage can be so lacking, it may feel that way. Miscarriages are far more common than most people would guess, but because women do not always disclose that they’ve had a miscarriage, let alone talk about their feelings, it can seem

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Five Early Signs of Labor

Very few people know the day their babies will be born. Other than induced labor or planned C-sections, delivery dates remain elusive; they usually fall within 2 weeks of your due date, though sometimes earlier. The days leading up to your baby’s exact birthday contain fleeting indicators that labor is on the horizon; recognizing these

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What’s Happening to My Body During Menopause?

The end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, also known as menopause, is a natural progression in the reproductive system of those who ovulate. Menopause symptoms usually start in middle age, but everyone’s experience is different and begins at different ages. Depending on what stage of menopause you are in, your physical and mental symptoms will

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5 Things You Need to Know About Trying to Conceive (TTC)

If you’ve recently decided to grow your family or are planning on starting in the near future, it can be helpful to know a few things before/while getting started. Education about sex, procreation, ovulation, and menstruation can be lacking or not even present. Myths and misconceptions about getting pregnant are still widely spread. All this

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Women and World Mental Health Day

In general, mental health is not regarded as seriously as it should be. For many, their mental health tends to take a back seat. October 10th is World Mental Health Day, which provides us with a natural moment to reflect on mental health and provide strategies to help those who are struggling. As an OB/GYN

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5 Things You Need To Know About PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects women during their reproductive years. Its symptoms can negatively impact a woman’s quality of life and possibly her fertility. PCOS symptoms can sometimes mimic other reproductive or general medical issues, so it is not always immediately diagnosed. Because of this, many women who experience PCOS

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August is Summer Sun Safety Month

A healthy amount of sunshine is essential to our wellbeing; spending time in the sun has proven to boost the immune system, lift moods, and result in better sleep. However, without taking the proper precautions, getting your daily dose of sunshine can also put you at risk of skin and eye damage, and dehydration. Luckily,

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Five Ways to Make Pregnancy Less Stressful

Confirming a pregnancy is a very exciting time in a woman’s life. Each stage of pregnancy brings new experiences and symptoms, and as our bodies change with the baby’s growth, there can be some challenges within everyday life. For some women, pregnancy is a breeze, with zero to minimal symptoms, high energy levels, and generally

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