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Hypertension and Preeclampsia in Pregnancy FAQs

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is very common. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that includes hypertension as one of its symptoms.

Let’s look at some of the most frequently asked questions about hypertension and preeclampsia in pregnancy.

Questions to Ask at Your First Prenatal Appointment

 

Finding out you are pregnant is such an exciting moment, often followed by a flood of questions about what is going to happen next! Whether you are a first-time mom or have given birth before, seeking prenatal care early in pregnancy is an essential first step. Regular prenatal care reduces the risk of pregnancy and birth complications, and is a key part of ensuring a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.

Female Sexual Dysfunction FAQs

About 40% or 4 in 10 women have a problem with sex at some point during their lives. If your sexual problem is causing you worry, stress, or pain, it’s important to find a solution. Here are some common questions and answers about female sexual dysfunction.

Breast Health and Awareness

Breast self awareness and breast health for women of all ages

Breast exams performed by a healthcare professional or by women themselves have been a cornerstone of breast health recommendations for many years. However, many experts now say that women should focus primarily on breast self-awareness rather than performing a breast self-examination (BSE). Let's talk about what this means.

Stress Management for Women of All Ages

Managing stress in women of all ages

Stress is an inevitable part of life for everyone, but if you don’t learn how to manage it, it can take over your life and harm your health. Let’s talk about why stress matters, how to recognize its effects, and tips for managing it in women of all ages.

Getting Pregnant FAQs

Preparing your mind and body for pregnancy can be overwhelming—especially if you’re planning to get pregnant for the first time. Let’s answer some of the most common questions we get from women who are planning or trying to conceive.

BRCA Gene Testing FAQs

BRCA gene testing shows whether you have inherited mutations in your BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Let’s answer some of the most common questions about BRCA gene testing to help you understand what it is and what it does.

Menopause FAQs

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, when menstruation ceases. You can learn more about menopause here, or read on for some of our most frequently asked questions.

Summer Health Considerations for Pregnant Women

Pregnant women are among the people most likely to become overheated or experience complications from the heat, such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers regarding pregnancy and hot weather so that you can enjoy your summer while staying safe and healthy.

8 Topics You Should Always Discuss With Your OB/GYN

 

Have you ever wondered if something you were experiencing could be a sign of a potential health problem but were too afraid to ask? Lots of women feel embarrassed to bring these issues up, but trust us–your OB/GYN has seen and heard it all, and we are here to help you. Here are 8 things you should always discuss with your gynecologist:

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