Choosing the right birth control method can be confusing. These days, there are a lot of options to choose from. How do you decide what's right for you? Here's what you should consider: Effectiveness: Birth control may be used for reasons other than preventing pregnancy. But if preventing pregnancy is your goal, you should be aware that some methods are significantly more effective than others. Ease of use: Some methods are easy for you to use or administer yourself. Others have to be handled by a healthcare … [Read more...] about What To Consider When Choosing a Birth Control Method
What do you need to know about Group B Strep in pregnancy? First of all, it's a completely normal bacteria carried by about 25% of pregnant women, and it's not harmful to the mother. It is NOT an STD and there is absolutely nothing wrong with testing positive for it. But if you're not treated with antibiotics during labor, it could be passed to your baby during birth. And it can lead to a very serious infection for your little one. You're typically tested for Group B Strep between 36-38 weeks of your pregnancy. This involves a … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Group B Strep
What is "perimenopause"? It's a term for the years leading up to your final menstrual period — usually beginning sometime in your 40s. And those years can be FULL of changes.(BTW...did you know that menopause isn't official until you've gone 12 months without a period?) A change in your menstrual period is often the first sign of perimenopause. This can include:- A shorter or longer cycle than usual. - Periods coming more OR less frequently. - A lighter or heavier flow than usual. - Spotting in between … [Read more...] about What is Perimenopause?