Learn about Post Partum Care

Postpartum Thyroiditis

What is postpartum thyroiditis? Postpartum thyroiditis is inflammation of the thyroid following delivery of a baby. Postpartum thyroiditis can result in hyperthyroidism at first and ultimately produce...

Postpartum Care

The postpartum period begins after the delivery of the baby and ends when the mother's body has returned as closely as possible to its pre-pregnant state. This period usually lasts six to eight weeks....

The New Mother - Taking Care of Yourself After Birth

The postpartum period begins after the delivery of the baby and ends when the mother's body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state. This period usually lasts six to eight weeks. The postpartum ...

Learn about Women's Health

Fertility Options for Women with Ovarian Cancer

Most women who develop ovarian cancer are past childbearing age, but some women are not. If you have ovarian cancer and still wish to have children, be aware of the following: How treatment for ovaria...

What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy?

What Do You Know About Having a Healthy Pregnancy? Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time for couples. You spend time wondering about your baby-to-be and making plenty of preparations to welcome the n...

Menopause

There are many different considerations a woman needs to take as she approaches menopause. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Introduction to Menopaus...

The Pregnant Mother

Even with all the joy and anticipation pregnancy can bring, it is not uncommon for a mother-to-be to have some questions and concerns -- questions not only about changes to expect throughout her pregn...

Pregnancy

A pregnancy is divided into three phases, called trimesters. Each trimester has its own significant milestones. Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding the three ...

Breast Health

Breast development occurs in distinct stages throughout a woman's life, first before birth, and again at puberty and during the childbearing years. Changes also occur to the breasts during menstruatio...

Gynecological Concerns

Many gynecological conditions require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Gynecological...

Infertility

What is infertility? Infertility is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic functi...

Osteoporosis Index

Many factors involving osteoporosis require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of the factors, for which we have provided a brief ov...

Health Promotion and Prevention

At each stage of a woman's development and maturation, it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices and find ways to prevent problems. Getting regular healthcare examinations and learning to iden...

Pregnancy Overview

A pregnancy is divided into three phases, called trimesters. Each trimester has its own significant milestones. The first trimester is the most fragile period, during which all major organs and system...

Gynecological and Menstrual Conditions

Adolescence is a time of many changes. As girls grow into young women and become physically and sexually mature, they need additional care from health care providers (adolescent medicine physicians/nu...

Procedures and Equipment in the NICU

What equipment is used in the NICU? Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are equipped with complex machines and monitoring devices designed for the unique needs of tiny babies. As a new parent, it ca...

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The birth of a baby is a wonderful yet very complex process. Many physical and emotional changes occur for mother and baby. A baby must make many physical adjustments to life outside the mother's body...

Parenting in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Parenting in the NICU In most cases, you can be with your baby in the NICU at any time. The staff of the NICU will give you instructions on special hand-washing techniques before entering the area. So...