OBGYN

Kegel Exercises Good for men and women

Kegel Exercises Kegel exercises can help make the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine) stronger. They can help both men and women who have problems with urine leakage or bowel control. You may have these problems: As you get older If you gain weight After pregnancy and childbirth After gynecologic surgery (women)…

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Preterm Birth Risk Factors Checklist

Knowing the risk factors for preterm birth and proactively discussing them with your healthcare provider can help protect you and your baby. If you have one or more of the following risk factors, you should talk with your healthcare provider about steps you may be able to take to help reduce your risk. You have…

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The Facts On Preterm Birth

What every mom needs to know about staying pregnant until full term Preterm birth is more common than you may think. The goal of a healthy pregnancy is to deliver a baby at 40 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm birth is the delivery of a baby between 20 and 37 weeks of pregnancy. Staying pregnant to full…

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Introducing Acupuncture Services at The Birthing Center

Introducing Acupuncture Services at The Birthing Center Practitioners Alexandra Garcia and Tuesday Hoffman who practice acupuncture at NYU Lutheran in the Neurology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Labor & Delivery units are excited to announce that they are expanding their acupuncture services to the Birthing Center of New York located at 6700 3rd Ave, Brooklyn. Alexandra…

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Building A Better Safety Net

Taking the Safety Agenda to Office-Based Women’s Health Joseph Sclafani, MD, Barbara Levy, MD, Hal Lawrence, MD, Mindy Saraco, MHA, and Joanna M. Cain, MD The recent focus on health care safety is a response to the central ethical tenet of medicine-to do no harm. The delivery of safe hospital care has led to demonstrable…

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Failure To Lubricate Is The Hallmark of Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

The DSM-IV defines female sexual arousal disorder as persistent or recurrent inability to attain, or to maintain until completion of the sexual activity, an adequate physiologic response (lubrication, swelling) of sexual excitement.’ It is analogous to erectile dysfunction in men. In women, however, it may be difficult to distinguish this condition from primary desire disorder,…

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Do I Really Need a Yearly Breast Exam?

Embed from Getty Images Do I Really Need a Yearly Breast Exam? Did you know that it is you (yes you) who will most likely be the one to notice any changes in your breast before your doctor does?The answer is a resounding YES! Actually, you should be doing a self-check of your breasts every…

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Why Do I Need a Pap Smear?

Embed from Getty Images Why Do I Need a Pap Smear? Pop quiz! Are you a woman? Are you over the age of 21? Are you sexually active? Do you have a cervix? Why get a Pap smear? Cervical cancer screening is important and life saving If cancer is caught early, then chances of successful…

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Hepatitis B Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Hepatitis B Guidelines for Pregnant Women What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is the most common serious liver infection in the world. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that attacks liver cells and can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis (scarring) or cancer of the liver later in life. The virus is transmitted through contact…

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Pathway to a Healthy Birth

Birth hormones can do an amazing job guiding you and your baby on the path to a healthy birth. They prepare both of you every step of the way, from getting ready for labor to breastfeeding and bonding. But some things can get in their way. Find out how you can help your birth hormones…

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