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D&C: Dilation and Curettage

So many parents-to-be dream of starting a family, but for one reason or another, struggle to become pregnant. Thankfully, for instances in which uterine or cervical issues are interfering with your ability to conceive, there are solutions such as dilation and curettage (D&C). This surgical procedure is performed to remove tissue from inside your uterus. … Continued

What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy?

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

What Is a Hysteroscopy?

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

How Soon Can I Take a Pregnancy Test?

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