Symptoms And Treatment Of Third Trimester Polyhydramnios

Posted on: 15 November 2017

Polyhydramnios or excess amniotic fluid can make for a very uncomfortable last trimester. Although it can appear as early as 16 weeks gestation, polyhydramnios usually appears during the last few weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound is usually performed to determine if polyhydramnios is present. If there is excess amniotic fluid, the amount will be measured by the ultrasound technologist. Once your obstetrician receives the results, it will be determined if the amount of excess fluid is mild, moderate or severe. [Read More]

What A Gynecologist Looks For During A Rape Assessment

Posted on: 31 October 2016

Rape is never something you hope will happen to you. However, if you think you have been raped but cannot recall, your gynecologist can perform a rape assessment. Here is what a gynecologist looks for during this type of exam. Bruising and Abrasions Around the Labia The lips of your genitals should not have signs of bruising or abrasions. These are indications of rough or forced sexual encounters. When you do not recall having sex willingly in the last forty-eight hours, these are often the first signs of rape of which your doctor takes note. [Read More]

The Deep Blue Sea: How Deep Water Aerobics Can Keep You Healthy While Pregnant

Posted on: 3 August 2016

When you're pregnant – especially once you get about halfway through your second trimester – it can feel nearly impossible to get through any sort of exercise. You're tired, your feet are swollen, and you feel like one of those killer whales you see on documentaries. But what if there was a way to exercise without any impact on your body – and where, even in public, no one can really see you? [Read More]

Comparing Like Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease And Pregnancy

Posted on: 16 May 2016

Although the symptoms may occur for different reasons, some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are similar to those of pregnancy. For some women, these symptoms worsen during pregnancy. If you aren't certain whether changes in your symptoms during pregnancy are normal, report them to your doctor who can help you understand why like symptoms can occur for different reasons. Fatigue. Fatigue is a common symptom of Parkinson's disease. [Read More]