Your dream of having a family if finally coming true. You are a smart and healthy woman, and know clearly what you should avoid during pregnancy like smoking, drinking, and illegal drugs. At the same time, now would be a good time to review some other lifestyle changes to make for a healthy pregnancy.
Keeping track of your menstrual cycle can help you answer the question: when is a period considered abnormal. Then filter in the remaining information here to distinguish whether your cycle is normal. All women are different, and we celebrate that, but knowing when to speak to Dedicated to Women ObGyn about your period can save you unnecessary pain and anxiety.
It’s difficult to overemphasize the importance of regular breast self examinations when one in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. When it comes to breast exams and screening tools, more is always better. Let’s find out how to do a breast self exam, when to do it, and why they are so important.
Before you get that telltale “glow,” you have to conceive. Before you conceive, you have some planning to do, and one of those planning steps is to schedule a preconception appointment with Dedicated to Women ObGyn. You may wonder why, so here are 5 reasons to schedule a preconception visit even if it’s not your first child.
Although women can experience urinary incontinence (UI) during their life, the frequency of UI tends to occur more often when you get older. This loss of bladder control stems from hormonal changes that affect muscle strength in your pelvic area. Women who are pregnant, giving birth, or going through menopause are all likely to have urinary incontinence. So, does menopause cause urinary incontinence? It is a contributing factor, but there is more to it.
What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening tests that will provide you with answers, IF you want to know. Here are some clarifying questions. Read More »What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?
Dedicated to Women ObGyn is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The new facility is at 18947 John J Williams Highway on the Beebe Health Campus Medical Arts Building in Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. The office opens on August 1, 2020 and initially will be open weekly on Wednesdays.
If you are approaching 40 years old, it is time to have your first mammogram screening. Some women become anxious and worry about all sorts of unknowns. We are here to tell you that sometimes anticipating something is worse than the actual event. So take heart and learn what you should know before your first mammogram.
It’s been two years since this article was written highlighting DTW bringing Michelle Reyes, LCSW into our practice. Since then, we have completed over 1000 individual mental health therapy visits, hired a second therapist, Michelle Adams, MSW (picture on website) and created a full scale maternity pantry for our underserved patient population thru donations from staff, patients and community members.
Because we are still learning about COVID-19 and how it spreads, the risk to pregnant women, the fetus, and infants remains inconclusive. Research is ongoing, but here is what you should know now about COVID-19, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.