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What is Normal Vaginal Discharge? | OB-GYN Women's Centre

Is My Vaginal Discharge Normal?

May 1, 2015

Vaginal discharge serves a variety of purposes. Besides cleaning and moistening the vagina, vaginal discharge helps to prevent and fight infections. Vaginal discharge can vary in color, texture and amount, depending on a girl’s menstrual cycle. Certain changes in vaginal discharge can be indicative of a health issue. What Color Should Normal Vaginal Discharge Be? […]

Can I Safely Lose Weight While Pregnant?

Can I Safely Lose Weight While Pregnant?

April 28, 2015

While pregnancy is certainly not the ideal time to begin a new weight loss regimen, there are ways to healthily monitor your weight while pregnant. Some women may become pregnant while in the process of losing weight and it’s perfectly understandable to want to maintain the loss. Similarly, women who are already at their ideal […]

How Do I Know If I’m Going Through Menopause?

How Do I Know If I’m Going Through Menopause?

April 23, 2015

Although the symptoms of menopause vary, one thing’s for sure: it happens to every woman. While some women get through menopause without any complications or undesirable side effects, others experience debilitating symptoms that can last for years. Learn the early signs of menopause so you can be prepared for the change! What is Menopause? | […]

Pregnancy After 35: What To Expect

Pregnancy After 35: What To Expect

April 20, 2015

Today, many women are waiting until later in life to have children. In fact, the number of women having their first child between the ages of 35 to 44 has increased from 26% 10 years ago to around 40% today, according to the National Health Statistics Reports. While there is nothing wrong with waiting until […]

Can I Exercise While Pregnant?

Can I Exercise While Pregnant?

April 16, 2015

Not long ago, most pregnant women were under the impression that exercising during pregnancy was harmful. However, those days are long gone. Now we know that not only is it safe to exercises during pregnancy, but it can actually be very beneficial. While every pregnancy is different, and every woman should consult with her obstetrician, […]

Natural Ways to Relieve Cramps

Natural Ways to Relieve Cramps

April 13, 2015

The pain and discomfort of cramps makes many women dread their monthly period. While cramps are rarely a cause for medical concern, they can impede with your life and make every day activities less enjoyable. If you are one of the thousands of women who suffer from cramps every month, try some of these at […]

Is Menstrual Synchrony Real?

Is Menstrual Synchrony Real?

April 9, 2015

In the early 1970s, a young graduate student called Martha McClintock started to notice something strange happening in her dormitory. All the women’s cycles slowly started to match up. In fact, by the end of the semester, almost all the women’s cycles were within a 4-day period. Since this initial discovery, the existence of menstrual […]

What Does OB-GYN Stand For?

What Does OB-GYN Stand For?

April 4, 2015

Most women are familiar with the term “OB-GYN,” but few know what the acronym stands for and what the particular medical fields specialize in. The “OB” in OB-GYN stands for “obstetrics,” while the “GYN” stands for gynecology. Together, these words symbolize the comprehensive care provided to women that aims to keep their reproductive systems healthy. […]

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

April 1, 2015

The second trimester of your pregnancy is an exciting time! Not only will you be able to find out the baby’s gender, but the unpleasant symptoms from your first trimester are likely fading away. But, while you may feel back to your old self, your body is still changing every day and you may start […]

Why Do My Breasts Itch?

Why Do My Breasts Itch?

March 27, 2015

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, but along with the excitement comes some not-so-pleasant symptoms, like itchy breasts. This itching can become a nuisance, but luckily, it’s usually no reason to be concerned. Here’s everything you need to know about that itch and how you can get some relief: […]