• What A Gynecologist Looks For During A Rape Assessment

    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

    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

    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]

  • How To Properly Prepare For Your Annual Gynecologist Appointment

    If you are going to your first gynecologist appointment, or your first gynecologist appointment with a new doctor, it is important that you properly prepare for your appointment. Here are a few things you should and shouldn't do in order to ensure that you are prepared for your annual gynecologist appointment. Track Your Cycle Before Your Appointment If you are not already, start to track your cycle before your next annual gynecologist exam. [Read More]

  • How Can You Treat Uterine Prolapse While Maintaining Your Fertility?

    If you've recently been diagnosed with uterine prolapse, you may be concerned about the long-term ramifications of this medical condition -- particularly if you're not sure you're ready to say goodbye to your childbearing years. What treatment options can help prevent your prolapse from recurring without compromising your ability to carry future children? Will pregnancy put you in danger? Read on to learn more about some treatment options that won't impact your fertility. [Read More]