Year: 2019

How to Avoid Birth Defects During Pregnancy

How to Avoid Birth Defects During Pregnancy

December 17, 2019

Regardless of whether you planned your pregnancy or it took you by surprise, once you start getting ready to welcome your baby, you want to cover all the bases — reading about what to expect during each trimester, making arrangements for parental leave, and picking out a baby name. Yet, among all these important factors […]

Reasons for C-section

Benefits of Getting a C-Section

December 10, 2019

Finding out you’re pregnant comes with many emotions. Whether it’s shock, disbelief, or joy — or all three — at some point, you start reading about what to expect, picking out names, and decorating the nursery. Sometimes, the entire pregnancy goes on without a hitch. Other times, you find out that it may be necessary […]

Painful Urination

Painful Urination: Why Does it Burn or Hurt When I Pee?

December 3, 2019

There are few things that raise alarm bells in people’s heads — like feeling pain when doing something mundane. It’s one of those things that are easy to take for granted — until suddenly — it feels like there’s something wrong. Such is the case with painful urination. Why does it happen? What can you […]

Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your OB-GYN

Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your OB-GYN

November 22, 2019

Let’s be honest. Going to the gynecologist can be such an awkward experience. You get the most sensitive and private part of your body examined by a virtual stranger – with an assistant as an audience. You’re answering questions about your sex life, vaginal discharge, and anything unusual that may be going on with your […]

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Annual Well-Woman Exam

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Well-Woman Exam

November 11, 2019

Going to the gynecologist is hardly anyone’s favorite activity. And if you have a long list of errands to run on a given week, it may be tempting to skip your annual well-woman exam. After all, buying groceries, taking the kids to soccer practice, and getting ready for that presentation at work are all more […]

Do I Have to See a Gynecologist for a Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment, Home Remedies

November 4, 2019

What Is a Yeast Infection? A yeast infection is a vaginal condition that irritates the vagina, extreme itching of the outer vaginal area (vulva) and “cottage cheese” like vaginal discharge. Symptoms are due to an overgrowth of yeast, called Candida albicans. Normally, the vagina has a balance of bacteria and candida, but a decrease in […]

Why Are My Periods Irregular

10 Causes of Irregular Periods

October 24, 2019

Most women are used to having their periods since early teenage years. Cramps, breast tenderness, chocolate cravings, and mood swings are all part and parcel of having two X chromosomes. And, while it’s pretty common to assume that a standard menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, it’s not exactly accurate. This number can vary greatly from […]


Can You Have Sex the Night Before Your OB-GYN Appointment?

October 22, 2019

Going to the OB-GYN can sometimes be an intimidating experience. Some women worry about whether they smell clean enough, or whether they shaved their legs, or if they’ve trimmed or waxed their nether region. The reality is that none of these things really matter to your gynecologist. She/He probably won’t even notice any of these […]

What is Postpartum Preeclampsia

Postpartum Preeclampsia

October 19, 2019

You’ve waited months and months, and now, your bundle of joy is here. You anxiously wait for your doctor to announce your clean bill of health and discharge you and your baby. For most mothers, the next time they visit a medical facility is when they’re getting checkups for them and their baby, but if […]


Vaginal Discharge Color Meaning

October 14, 2019

What Your Vaginal Discharge Color Says Abnormal vaginal odor can leave you feeling uncomfortable, but it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Think about it, when have you ever noticed another female’s vaginal smell? Chances are, you haven’t. Intensifying odor from your vagina can indicate infection or illness. The following chart from Multi-Gyn will help you […]