Cord Blood Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

Did you know that your baby’s umbilical cord contains powerful biological material that can save lives? In honor of Cord Blood Awareness month we are spotlighting the benefits of your umbilical cord blood and options for storage or donating to aid medical research. What is cord blood? Cord blood contains a high concentration of powerful … Continued

Important Notice About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: June 12, 2020 At Adriatica Women’s Health, the health and well-being of our patients, staff, associates, and communities are our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The current pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetime. We are committed to being responsive to the needs of … Continued

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

Five Side Effects of Fibroids

Fibroids are firm, abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. These benign tumors are made of smooth muscle cells and fibroid connective tissue. Approximately 70-80 percent of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime, though not everyone will have symptoms or require medical treatment. What are five side effects of fibroids? Common … Continued

Pain During Sex? It Could Be a Serious Medical Problem

Pain during sex is very common. In fact, three out of four women experience painful intercourse at some point during their lives. Short-term conditions like an infection in your genital area or urinary tract can lead to short-term pain during sex. Eczema and other skin conditions in your genital area can also cause pain temporarily. … Continued