There's a good chance that once baby comes, you'll be ready to kiss those pesky pregnancy-related symptoms goodbye! But you're not in the clear just yet — sorry! After baby is born, you're body will take a while to "reset." So just how much postpartum bleeding — also called lochia — is normal? First of all, whether you have a vaginal delivery OR c-section, postpartum bleeding is normal. The heaviest bleeding will typically last 7-10 days, but you can expect to see light bleeding or spotting for 4-6 weeks. Every woman is different, … [Read more...] about How Much Postpartum Bleeding is Normal?
When should a teen start seeing a gynecologist? Many parents wonder when it's time for their teen to begin yearly gynecologic appointments. Between the ages of 13-15 is typically a good time to start. Many girls start menstruating by this age, and it's important for them to see a healthcare professional who specializes in women's health. Here are a few things that are common at the first visit: - Questions about your health history, including any sexual activity.- An external physical exam (an internal exam is typically not … [Read more...] about What to Know About Your Teen’s First Gynecological Visit
Let's talk labor pain.It's no secret that childbirth can get pretty intense. Whether or not you plan to use pain medication during labor, it's a good idea to be familiar with the options. Because if we're being honest...childbirth can be unpredictable. Here are a few common options to discuss with your doctor: Epidural Block: With the most common pain management option, you'll lose feeling in the lower half of your body. It eliminates pain, but you won't be able to get out of bed until it wears off. Spinal … [Read more...] about Concerned About Labor Pain? Talk To Your Doctor About Your Options