Approximately 1 in 40 pregnancies are ectopic, which means the pregnancy is occurring outside the womb, usually inside one of the fallopian tubes. When this occurs, it can be extremely dangerous for the mother because she may experience life-threatening internal bleeding. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies cannot be carried to full term.What are the risk factors for … Continued
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A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus. It is commonly used to diagnose and treat the causes of abnormal bleeding. Women who have periods that are longer or heavier than normal, or those that have unexplained bleeding between periods are most likely to undergo a hysteroscopy … Continued
If you’ve been trying to conceive, then you understand all too well the anxiety and anticipation of the very long two-week wait. This is the period of time between your pregnancy attempt and the day you receive your pregnancy results—whether from a natural try at home or a medically-assisted attempt at a fertility center.Most over-the-counter … Continued
It can be devastating to receive news about an abnormal pap smear. When your results come back positive, it means your doctor found abnormal or unusual cells in your cervix—it does not necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. Nevertheless, women often feel betrayed by their own bodies and can have deep concerns about their fertility, … Continued
From the moment you confirm your pregnancy and until delivery, there is so much to look forward to, think about and do. But, there is always time to check your week-by-week fruit and veggie comparisons. It’s fun to get a tangible idea of how big your baby is and help you answer that pressing question, … Continued