Pregnancy is a very important and exciting time. Ob-gyn doctors provide care and support throughout pregnancy that includes care and screenings before pregnancy, complete prenatal care for mom and baby, prenatal screening and ultrasound, nutritional counseling and guidance, labor and birth care, services and support for vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC), follow-up care including birth control, counseling and postpartum depression screening.
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A person can choose from a wide range of methods to avoid pregnancy. Non-hormonal methods include condoms and natural family planning, where a person tracks their cycle of fertility. Hormonal methods include the pill, implants, and IUDs. Find out about preventing pregnancy, and when to take a pregnancy test, here.
A person’s health and diet can impact the smell of their urine. Urine that smells like coffee can be caused by a person drinking too much coffee. Dehydration and pregnancy can also heighten the smell of urine. In this article, we discuss the range of causes for urine that smells like coffee, as well as treatments.
A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.
It can sometimes be difficult for someone to determine whether they are having menstrual pain or implantation cramps. Not everyone will get implantation cramps, but there are some distinct symptoms. There are other early signs of pregnancy that can help remove any confusion. Here we explore how to tell the difference.
What is a 'coffin birth,' and what does it tell us about how far we've come in terms of providing appropriate care for expectant mothers?
The fallopian tubes can become blocked for a number of reasons, such as scarring and infection. When a blockage occurs, fertility can be affected and a woman may find it more difficult to conceive. Learn about the symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes here, along with the available treatment options to improve fertility.
Diaphragmatic endometriosis occurs when endometrial-like tissue grows in the diaphragm. It can cause pain in the chest or upper abdomen. The condition is rare, affecting 0.6 to 1.5 percent of women, and it can be treated with surgery or medication. Learn about causes, management, and links to fertility and pregnancy.
Breakthrough bleeding or spotting occurs between periods or during pregnancy. Conditions such as fibroids and infections can cause it, and it is a common side effect of hormonal birth control and IUDs. In this article, learn to identify breakthrough bleeding, management techniques, and when to see a doctor.
A person's nipples can change color at different times in their life. There are many different reasons why this might happen, most of which are harmless, hormone-related, and linked to pregnancy or menstruation. This article explains more about these causes of dark nipples, plus when someone might need to see a doctor.
Most often, an ammonia-like vaginal smell during pregnancy is caused by changes in the makeup of urine. Reasons for this include lifestyle factors such as dietary preferences, dehydration, and supplement use. This article also looks at five causes including STIs and UTIs, as well as prevention and treatment options.
In this article, learn about the possible causes of white particles in urine for both men and women, including UTIs, kidney stones, STIs, yeast infections, prostatitis, and pregnancy. We also list additional symptoms to watch out for, such as white discharge or burning, and explain when you should talk to a doctor.