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Myths and Facts About Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is specialized medical care for pregnant women. But when it comes to pregnancy, there are a lot of misconceptions. So if you’re trying to get pregnant or you’re currently expecting, now is the time to sort fact from fiction.

Oct 5th, 2021
Pregnancy Timeline: Here's What You Can Expect

From conception to birth, pregnancy is a dramatic transformation. It’s overwhelming and exciting for many new moms-to-be, and there’s a lot to learn. Find out more about your pregnancy timeline and what to expect in each trimester.

Sep 7th, 2021
5 Conditions That Cause Vaginal Bleeding

Vaginal bleeding during your menstrual period is normal, but many women notice bleeding between periods too. Learn what could be causing spotting between periods and find out when to make an appointment with your doctor.

Aug 4th, 2021
How to Prepare for Birthing Multiples

Being pregnant with multiples, like twins or triplets, is exciting, but it also means your pregnancy is high-risk. Learn what carrying multiple babies means for your health during pregnancy and what you can do to prepare for your babies’ birth.

Jul 26th, 2021
Is Depo-Provera® Right for Me?

Depo-Provera®, or the birth control shot, is a flexible option for women of all ages. It’s up to 99% effective, and all you need is one injection every three months. Learn more about Depo-Provera, and find out if it might be a good choice for you.

Jun 15th, 2021
Little Known Causes of Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness and itching are common symptoms of menopause. But if you’re not menopausal, what’s causing your discomfort? Learn more about what causes vaginal dryness in women of all ages and what you can do to find relief.

May 3rd, 2021
How to Get Your Menopause Symptoms Under Control

Every woman goes through menopause, and many of them struggle with a host of negative symptoms. If hot flashes, mood swings, and more are interfering with your life, it’s time to learn about your treatment options.

Apr 1st, 2021
The Care You Can Expect During Your Pregnancy

Prenatal care is essential if you’re pregnant. But what do your prenatal appointments include, and how do they set you and your baby up for a healthy labor and delivery? Learn more about all the elements of good prenatal care.

Mar 3rd, 2021
Choosing the Right Birth Control for You

Women have more choices than ever when it comes to contraception. Popular options include the pill, patch, and intrauterine device (IUD), but choosing the best birth control for you is personal. Learn about your options.

Feb 4th, 2021
The Importance of Routine Gynecological Exams

Routine health care is proactive. It’s the best way to detect changes in your body before they cause complications. Find out how routine gynecological exams can reduce your risk of pelvic pain, cervical cancer, and other health issues.

Jan 4th, 2021
What Causes Infertility?

If you’re struggling with infertility, you’re not alone. Many couples face infertility, but the good news is that some of the problems affecting female reproductive health are treatable. Learn more about the most common causes of infertility here.

Dec 1st, 2020
What To Do About Night Sweats

Menopause symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings are unpleasant enough during the day, but when night sweats start affecting your sleep, it’s time to do something. Find out how lifestyle changes and hormone therapy help stop night sweats.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Birth Control Shots: Benefits of Depo-Provera®

Women have lots of options when it comes to family planning, but choosing the right birth control for you is a personal decision. If you’re looking for a simple, effective contraception method, it’s time to learn more about Depo-Provera® shots.

Oct 1st, 2020
Symptoms to Discuss With Your Doctor During Pregnancy

Pregnancy triggers dramatic changes in your body. While some symptoms (like fatigue) are normal, others (like cramping, vaginal bleeding, and headache) could be signs of something more serious. Find out what symptoms to bring up with your doctor.

Sep 22nd, 2020
Here's Why You Should Never Ignore Vaginal Dryness

Although vaginal dryness is common, many women are embarrassed to discuss it with their doctor. It can make sex uncomfortable, and side effects don’t stop there. Burning, itching, and general discomfort are reasons enough to seek treatment.

Aug 13th, 2020
Which Form of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

Birth control is an important element of your health care plan. If you’re sexually active, it gives you control over when and how you get pregnant. Learn more about your options for hormonal birth control and find a method that’s right for you.

Jul 20th, 2020
Myths and Facts About Pregnancy Every Woman Should Know

Every woman wants a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. But if you start reading up on what you should and shouldn’t do to get there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are answers to some of the top pregnancy misconceptions.

Jun 15th, 2020
Don't Let Menopause Affect Your Sex Life

Low libido and vaginal discomfort are two of the most common symptoms of menopause. They can make sex unenjoyable, but you don’t have to settle for a lackluster sex life. Learn about the link between menopause and sex, and what you can do about it.

May 7th, 2020
How to Exercise Safely If You’re Pregnant

Pregnancy may make you feel tired and uncomfortable. But exercise — whether it’s walking, swimming, or something else — can minimize your symptoms and help you feel more like yourself. Here’s how to exercise safely during pregnancy.

Apr 18th, 2020
What You Should Know About Endometriosis and Infertility

Endometriosis is a leading cause of infertility in women. It causes severe menstrual pain, but it can also hinder egg fertilization and implantation if you’re trying for a baby. Learn about endometriosis, infertility, and treatment options here.

Mar 20th, 2020
When’s the Right Time to Try for Another Baby?

Should you add another member to your family? It’s a tough decision. From choosing the age gap between your kids to adjusting to life as a larger family, there’s a lot to consider. Find out what should go into your decision.

Feb 21st, 2020
Can Fibroids Affect Your Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Almost all women of childbearing age have fibroids at one time or another. They’re generally harmless growths located in the uterus, but sometimes they can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Here’s what you need to know.

Dec 31st, 2019
How to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

If you're concerned about developing breast cancer, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk. While factors like age and genetics may be beyond your control, read on to learn more about what you can do.

Oct 10th, 2019
8 Tips for Choosing the Best Obstetrician for You

When dealing with pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive matters, you need a high quality OB/GYN. But, finding a physician you can trust isn’t always easy. Read on to find out how you can choose a great obstetrician.

Jul 18th, 2019
What Happens if Endometriosis is Left Untreated?

Do you have endometriosis? Learn how different treatment options can offer you relief from painful symptoms. More importantly, make sure you’re aware of what can happen if you don’t treat this common condition.

Jun 5th, 2019
Can Pelvic Organ Prolapse be Prevented?

Pelvic floor prolapse affects women of any age, but it’s more common in older women who’ve experienced vaginal childbirth. Support for the pelvic organs fails, and these organs then press into the vagina causing pressure or pain.

May 27th, 2019
At What Age am I Considered a High-Risk Pregnancy?

Even if you’re in the best of health, your age still plays a significant role in your pregnancy. But when should you start to worry about conceiving? And how does your age make a pregnancy high-risk? We’re here to clear up the confusion.

Apr 1st, 2019
What Causes Vaginal Dryness and Treatment Options

You may have never experienced this type of problem, but one day, vaginal dryness begins disrupting your life. What’s causing it and what can you do about it? Learn the reasons for your troublesome symptoms along with effective treatment options.

Feb 1st, 2019
10 Tips to Managing Your Menopause Symptoms at Work

Irritability, hot flashes, and other symptoms of menopause can disrupt your life at home and on the job. Dr. Coppa offers the following tips to help you manage your work life in spite of menopause discomfort.

Dec 18th, 2018