Coping with Grief After a Miscarriage

Experiencing a miscarriage is devastating and always followed by immeasurable grief. The problem is there are far too few outlets available for women and couples suffering the grief of a miscarriage. Our culture doesn’t “do grief” very well in general, and it’s...

What You Need to Know About Ectopic Pregnancies

Ectopic pregnancies occur in 1 out of every 50 pregnancies, making them more common than we’re comfortable with. In addition, they present a high-risk situation to the mother because they can cause permanent damage to her reproductive tract if the ectopic pregnancy is...

What Is a Menstrual Cycle Anyway? A Day by Day Guide

We hear two questions more than the rest, and that tend to stump our patients with regard to their menstrual cycle. They are: – Do you have normal periods? – When was the first day of your last menstrual cycle? For many women, these two questions often...

Support Groups for New Mothers

Whether they be virtual or in-person, there is a wide range of support groups available to new mothers. Finding a group that is a good fit for you is important, and while it may take just a little effort on your part to try out some groups in your area, the return is...

How Do I Know if I Have a UTI?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is clinically diagnosed via lab testing of a urine sample. Most women who’ve had a UTI don’t need any lab to tell them whether they have one or not because the progressive UTI symptoms are pretty clear indications of infection. That...

5 Common Causes of Preterm Labor

Preterm labor, also called premature labor, is defined as having contractions and beginning true labor after 20-weeks of pregnancy and more than three weeks shy of your due date. This is not to be confused with Braxton Hicks contractions, which are sporadic and do not...