Endometriosis is a confusing condition with various symptoms, no symptoms, or severe symptoms. It’s not always easy to diagnose, leaving many women to suffer with pelvic pain and other unpleasant symptoms for years. Here are six signs you may have endometriosis.
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The CDC has announced new data concerning the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant people.
“CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people.”
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people age 12 and older. This includes people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant, or may become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more vulnerable and more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19.
The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care recommend that all eligible individuals get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Most women become familiar with the frequency and typical flow during their period. If something changes, women notice. It could be a missed cycle or two, or suddenly having a heavier than “normal” flow. When any changes occur, it’s important to see your doctor. There are some serious reasons why you shouldn’t ignore a heavy menstrual flow.
The importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy cannot be overstated. Studies show that there are less complications when moms-to-be eat a healthy diet before and during pregnancy. With that in mind, let’s look at what is considered a healthy diet and how it can help.
The first thing you should know if you have an abnormal Pap smear is not to panic. There are many possible causes for an abnormal result, and most of them are not something to get concerned about immediately. If it does happen, here is what to expect if you have an abnormal Pap smear.
When you have symptoms from fibroids, the pain and disruption they cause can take over your life. These benign tumors in the uterus affect women in their thirties, forties, and right up to menopause. The pain can be relentless and the excessive bleeding can lead to anemia. It’s not easy when you have a family to care for each day, but try some of these self care tips for women who suffer from fibroids.
Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines.
Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Effective in Pregnant, Lactating Women, Research Shows
According to a study published Thursday, March 25th in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines are effective in pregnant and lactating women, who can pass protective antibodies to newborns”. In said study, researchers “looked at 131 women who received either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19” and found that “the vaccine-induced antibody levels were equivalent in pregnant and lactating women, compared to non-pregnant women”.
They also found that “the antibody levels were ‘strikingly higher’ than those resulting from coronavirus infection during pregnancy”. The study “also found the mons’ antibodies were present in their umbilical cord blood and breast milk, suggesting they pass on immunity to their babies”.
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Some women glide right through menopause while others agonize for months or years with uncomfortable symptoms. Every woman is different so there is no way to tell how your own passage will affect you. If you are between 45 and 50, you may begin to notice 7 signs menopause may be beginning.