preparing teens for the first OB visit

What Prenatal Tests Can You Get If You Have A Midwife?

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If you’re considering giving birth with the help of a midwife instead of an obstetrician, you’re not alone. Rates of out-of-hospital births have increased since 2004, and as many as 53,635 babies are born at home or in birthing centers. Women say they like the personalized attention and ability to have more control over their own births. At the same time, you want to make sure your baby is healthy. For women with no health issues, out-of-hospital births and hospital births are considered to be equally safe.…

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5 Tips For Being More Comfortable When Getting A Mammogram

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One of the most important medical tests you will take if you’re a woman is a mammography. This will allow any cancerous cells to be found in your breast. Studies indicate that you should start getting this test done annually by the age of 40 for optimal results. You can typically get a mammogram at a hospital or clinic. However, it’s ideal to know some tips beforehand that can help you have less discomfort when getting this testing completed.…

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Considering Endometrial Ablation: Three Reasons It Could Be Right For You

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If you suffer from heavy periods and above-average blood loss – more than 2 or 3 tablespoons – you don’t have to just grin and bear it. There are ways to reduce that heavy flow, including hormonal birth control like the mini-pill or an IUD. But if you don’t want to or don’t need to use hormones to regulate your cycle, or you’ve tried and they just don’t work, a procedure called endometrial ablation may be worth considering.…

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