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4 Signs That You Should Schedule An Appointment With Your Gynecologist

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In order to make sure that you are keeping up with your gynecological health, you should be well aware of the signs that may indicate it is time to set an appointment. To help you with this, you will want to take a few moments to review the following points. Heavy Mid-Cycle Bleeding It is not uncommon to have a small amount of spotting, or bleeding, in the middle of your menstrual cycle.…

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Four Common Misunderstandings About Birth Control Pills

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Birth control pills are among the easiest and most consistent ways for women to avoid an unexpected pregnancy. However, there are some major and common misunderstandings about how these pills work. Here are a few of the most common misunderstandings and the truth behind them. 1. Birth Control Pills Are Not “Abortion Pills” There are pills that are meant to cause an abortion of a fetus, but these are not the pills commonly known as birth control pills.…

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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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