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Urinary incontinence - a risk of vaginal birth?

Urinary incontinence is something we all know about, and probably all dread. Involuntary loss of urine, normally during unexpected movements like laughing or coughing, is not something anyone likes to...

Medical indications for induction with pitocin

Pitocin, a liquid drug that is used to induce labor, is very powerful and also grossly overused in many countries. Pitocin is an artificial version of the hormone oxytocin, which...

Is pregnancy spotting a miscarriage symptom?

The last thing women who are newly pregnant want to see is vaginal spotting. Women who do notice spotting are likely to wonder whether that points to a miscarriage immediately...

First trimester miscarriage symptoms

Miscarriage might be a very delicate and painful subject to talk about, and women who are going into a pregnancy probably don't even want to think about it. Yet, miscarriages...

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Recovering from childbirth can be uncomplicated and relatively quick, or there can be more long-term consequences that may even require medical attention. One "side effect" of giving birth can be...

What are chemical pregnancy symptoms?

The term "chemical pregnancy" may sound nasty, and confusing. What it actually refers to is the very earliest form of miscarriage - a miscarriage that occurs right around the time...

ACOG advocates for alcohol screening

What does alcohol have to do with gynecology? Besides the fact that we all know alcoholism is bad for general health and extremely dangerous for a fetus during pregnancy, not...

What are your prenatal care options?

Prenatal care, both in the form of medical care from a professional and taking good care of your body and health in between prenatal appointments, is a very important part...

Prenatal care during pregnancy

While we all hope that our pregnancies will progress normally and healthily, this does not always happen. And even if everything is fine and dandy, we tend to want to...

Prenatal care for teen moms

Teenagers who get pregnant may be in shock about their pregnancy and unsure how to proceed. Many delay seeking prenatal care, or do not attend prenatal appointments at all during...