50% of American women experience back pain during pregnancy, usually in the third trimester. Can anything be done to ease this discomfort? Once we understand why it happens, yes, there are things to try. This is about how Marie found relief in exercise and knowledge of her own body mechanics.
We know health concerns can sometimes take a back-seat for busy women who often juggle many roles at once including working full time and raising a family. That’s why we’ve provided expert information to help you stay healthy and strong to keep up with your day-to-day life. Women’s health is a vast area that covers everything from women’s special nutritional needs, fertility, pregnancy, hormone imbalances, menopause and more. Find helpful information for you no matter what stage of life you are at, from choosing a birth control option, planning a pregnancy, dealing with menopause and beyond.
Learn about gynecological visits, what your pap smear results could mean and how to prepare for a doctor’s visit. Find information on your reproductive health and fertility, including reproductive diseases such as polycystic ovarian disease and others. We’ll cover treatments for infertility, how to have a healthy pregnancy, including preparing for and recovering from labor and delivery.
You’ll also find information on many other diseases and conditions that affect women. These could include migraines, varicose veins, thyroid conditions and more. Check your symptoms, find information on diagnosis, treatments and more at Health Guide Info!
This year, Harald zur Hausen won half of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, causes cervical cancer. This causality is now well-known, but what is HPV? This article will explain the virus, from its mechanics to its symptoms.
There are risks associated with any medical or surgical procedure and some patients will experience side-effects and complications during the treatment with IVF. The most common complications are due to problems with ovarian stimulation.
In vitro fertilization gives a higher success rate for pregnancy, as compared to intrauterine insemination. IVF can be done with donor eggs or with donor sperm. Recent studies have shown that IVF is more successful if the embryos are transferred by using ultrasound.
When a woman produces progesterone, and her temperature then increases, this higher temperature acts as an incubator. If conception occurs, the higher temperature is important to fertilize the egg. The corpus luteum makes progesterone to prepare the body for pregnancy.
Infertility is a hard thing for anyone to go through, especially married couples. Explore the method of acupressure which is an alternative medicine strategy that is widely used with infertile couples.
Infertility is something that plagues women all around the world. The causes are many and there is a natural approach to fighting infertility. Treat infertility naturally with the use of herbal remedies.
Breast cancer, colon cancer, stroke, heart disease, hot flashes and menopause – what do they all have in common? Excess hormones in our bodies. How can we control this? Where do these hormones come from and why am I sweating just talking about it?
Spontaneous miscarriage is less common in the second trimester than in the first, but certain circumstances make it more likely to occur. Learn about the risks for fetal loss during the second trimester.
Are you one of the many women bogged down by dysmenorrhea or severe menstrual cramps every month? If those over the counter medicines aren’t working, give these home remedies a try.
Is there any truth to the assumption that weight plays a large part when it comes to the severity of menstrual cramps?
Read Part 2 of the Gestational Diabetes series to learn the symptoms of the disease, how it is diagnosed, and how it can affect the baby.
Discover the cause and risk factors of gestational diabetes in Part 1 of a three-part series on this pregnancy-related illness.
Learn about the treatment and long term health effects of gestational diabetes in part 3 of the series on this serious but controllable illness.
A recent boost in the popularity of free birth labor, unassisted home births, is sparking debate between moms to be and medical doctors. Having a free birth is a choice.
Digital mammography can reduce the amount of time needed to complete mammograms and needle biopsies and may also improve patient comfort. Find out how digital mammography compares to traditional mammography.
Osteoporosis is a disease of decreased bone density. Bones can become fragile and thin, increasing the likelihood of fractures and breaks. The health consequences can be devastating. Genetics is one of the many factors that plays a significant role in the development of the condition.
Obstetric ultrasound imaging and scans have grown in complexity in recent years and with the increased complexity has been an increase in the highly technical uses of the procedure in pregnancy.
The technique of using ultrasound to gather information about a fetus during pregnancy is an essential aspect of keeping a mother and her unborn child healthy.