Archive for April, 2012
Only you and your partner can decide whether or not you are ready to have a baby, and knowing whether or not the time is right is quite tricky. But perhaps we’ve got some food for thought for you with these tips. Are you emotionally, financially, and logistically prepared for a new addition to your [...]
Implanon is a thin, matchstick like device that is implanted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm. There, it emits hormones and prevents pregnancy for three years. Is Implanon the right birth control method for you? What are its advantages and disadvantages?
Periodontitis is a horrible mouth disease that may start off with bleeding gums and tartar, causes receding gums and dental pockets, and can even make parts of the jaw bone rot away. The disease has consequences beyond dental health. It can eventually make your teeth fall out, but also makes you more susceptible to certain [...]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a reproductive condition that can have a huge impact on a woman’s life. PCOS affects a woman’s menstrual cycle, but also her insulin and hormones, as well as fertility, weight, and hair growth. What are the signs that show that a woman may suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Are you starting to feel your biological clock ticking, but are not quite ready to have a baby? You may wonder if you can afford to wait, and if you will still be fertile a few years down the road. This depends on many factors, some of which you have some control over. Curious? Read [...]
If you are currently looking into having a vaginal birth after cesarean section, also commonly abbreviated as VBAC, you may be in for more than a few surprises. The first one is that VBACs are actually quite hard to obtain, and a lot of gynecologists/obstetricians will not work with VBAC patients at all. The second [...]
Are you and your partner discussing the big snip? A vasectomy is one of the least invasive permanent birth control methods on the market, and also the only permanent male contraceptive. But what is the cost of a vasectomy? And will your insurance policy cover the procedure?
Do you think that you can wait until you are older to try for a baby — because if it turns out that you can’t get pregnant naturally you can have IVF anyway? This way of thinking is increasingly common, but also, according to a new study, incorrect. About 20 percent of all women now [...]
Ovarian stimulating fertility drugs are drastically increase the risk of leukemia in children, a French research team announced this week. Children of mothers who tried to conceive for more than a year before using fertility medications to get pregnant are as much as 50 percent more likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which is the most [...]