Do Pregnancy Supplements Really Work?

If you’re talking to your doctor about becoming pregnant, he or she will most likely ask if you’re taking pregnancy supplements or if you’d like a prescription for one. Pregnancy supplements, also known as prenatal vitamins, are specially formulated to support you and your growing baby. How do pregnancy supplements work? While it’s important to … Continued

Soothing Remedies for Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life that is often full of joy, happiness… and discomfort. In fact, it’s normal for women to experience aches and pains during each trimester. It’s important to keep in mind that each pregnancy is unique and symptoms that occur during one pregnancy may not occur in another. … Continued

Did You Know Annual Wellness Exams Are for Women of All Ages?

As a woman, you need special exams and screenings throughout your life to protect your overall health and wellness. A women’s wellness exam includes a full physical exam, including a clinical breast and pelvic exam as well as health screenings, blood tests, vaccinations, and education or counseling so you can make informed health care decisions. … Continued

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: It’s Not Just Your Period

Any vaginal bleeding or spotting that occurs outside your regular menstrual cycle is considered abnormal. Younger women may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding due to anovulation caused by a hormone imbalance. By the same token, older women approaching menopause may also experience abnormal vaginal bleeding due to a hormonal imbalance. What is considered abnormal vaginal bleeding … Continued

Could daVinci® Robotic Surgery Be Right for You?

The daVinci® Surgical System uses robotic-assisted surgery to facilitate complex, minimally invasive surgical procedures with precision and accuracy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the daVinci Surgical System for a wide range of gynecological surgeries in 2005. Common surgeries using the daVinci Surgical System The skilled physicians at Adriatica Women’s Health have extensive … Continued

How Centering Can Support You During Pregnancy

Pregnancy centering is a new model of prenatal care that bundles essential health assessment and education services together in a social setting. The goal of pregnancy centering is to replace short and often impersonal prenatal visits with longer, more meaningful group sessions. Pregnancy centering creates a unique opportunity for women with similar due dates and … Continued

MonaLisa Touch®: How It Works and What to Expect

Menopause isn’t the only disruptor of vaginal health and the ability to enjoy intimacy. Cancer treatment or procedures such as an oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) can also cause severe drops in estrogen levels, which in turn triggers a decrease in tissue thickness and lubrication. These issues can make the idea of sex unappealing for … Continued

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