When to Take a Pregnancy Test

If you’ve been trying to conceive, then you’ve probably visited your fair share of pregnancy websites and are familiar with the two-week wait, or 2WW (as well as many other pregnancy terms and acronyms). The 2WW refers to the period of time between ovulation, your pregnancy attempt and the day you find out whether or … Continued

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is more common than you might think. Between 20 to 30 percent of young women, 30 to 40 percent of middle-aged women and up to 50 percent of older women suffer from bladder control issues. These issues can range from a small leakage after coughing, sneezing or laughing to a large leakage brought … Continued

What Are the Signs of Menopause?

Menopause is a natural decline in reproductive hormones that typically occurs when a woman reaches her late 40s or early 50s, though it may happen earlier than 40. It is a natural part of aging, but it doesn’t have to cause you embarrassment or discomfort. There are many ways to address menopause symptoms and lower … Continued

What Happens at a Gynecology Appointment?

Anticipating your first gynecology appointment may do a number on your nerves­—we get it. Rest assured, at Adriatica Women’s Health it is a quick, straightforward procedure that is essential for maintaining your overall health. If you are sexually active or 18 years of age or older you should make annual gynecology appointments a priority. They … Continued

Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms, Signs and Treatment

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop in a woman’s uterus. They are groups of muscle cells and other tissues that can be as small as one centimeter or as large as six inches in diameter. Though you may not be familiar with this condition, uterine fibroids are extremely common. In fact, more than 70 … Continued

2018 Best Of: Vote For Adriatica Women’s Health!

For the last two years, Adriatica Women’s Health has won Living Magazine’s Best Of Reader’s Choice OB/GYN award. This award is given to local businesses that have consistently delivered top-quality services and products. With your vote, you can help the Adriatica team win this year’s 2018 Best Of award! Simply click here for more information … Continued

Pap Smear & Pelvic Exams: Why They Matter

It’s a fact. Gynecologic exams are necessary for maintaining a woman’s optimal health. But, if you’re like many women who feel fine most of the time, and whose menstrual cycles are normal, you may question the need for regular Pap smears and pelvic exams. Certainly, as you age, your doctor may recommend that you get … Continued