Seasonal Depression in Women: Understanding and Coping

The colder months of the year bring many a sense of coziness and joy. However, for some women, this time of year can bring feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low energy. This feeling is referred to as seasonal depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Keep reading to learn the causes of seasonal depression in women, its […]

Importance of Monitoring Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

As November is American Diabetes Month, it’s important to raise awareness about the value of monitoring gestational diabetes during pregnancy. This type of diabetes occurs when a woman — during pregnancy — develops high blood sugar levels that affect both mother and baby. What Is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes is what develops in pregnant women […]

Explaining Postpartum Depression in Women

Welcoming a new life into the world is a joyous occasion. However, for many women, the postpartum period can also bring unexpected emotional challenges. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious mental health condition that affects women after giving birth, causing feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion.  As an expecting mother or the mother of […]

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins as an Expecting Mother

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins as an Expecting Mother

Most expecting mothers receive the same commands: rest, drink water, and eat well. While those are valid points, did you know that prenatal vitamins are crucial for the health and well-being of a pregnant woman and her baby? Taking prenatal vitamins ensures an unborn child gets the basic nutrients it needs for healthy development. Why […]

C-Section Q & A with Dr. Amanda Nicols

Dr. Amanda Nicols offers a C-Section Q&A session

Author: Dr. Amanda Nicols Expecting a baby is a joyous experience in a woman’s life! At The Woman’s Clinic, we feel privileged to be a part of this miraculous journey. Many questions arise, and one that we must address during every pregnancy is a delivery method. Although vaginal delivery is the preferred route in most […]

Menopause Q & A with Dr. John Wooley

Menopause Q & A session with Dr. John Wooley

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I Am Pregnant. Do I Need An OB/GYN?

I Am Pregnant. Do I Need An OB/GYN?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! You have most likely been recently confirmed pregnant if you are reading this. With that newfound knowledge, pregnancy can come with a lot of uncertainty. This article will hopefully help answer why having an OB/GYN is important in answering your questions.  The Woman’s Clinic has compiled a few common pregnancy-related inquiries about […]

Happy Labor – and Delivery! – Day from The Woman’s Clinic

The Woman’s Clinic wants to wish all of our expectant mamas a very happy Labor — and Delivery — Day! At this Labor Day get-together, wearing white is always in fashion. Hospital gowns are, of course, the most stylish item for new mothers. TWC knows that the most important labor of all is the incredible […]

8 Pregnancy Complications: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

If you’ve just learned you’re pregnant, you’ve probably got a lot of questions, especially if this is your first child. Are those cramps normal? Will you start craving weird foods? And what about any complications like gestational diabetes, ectopic pregnancy, and preeclampsia? You’re probably being flooded with lots of stories from the other women in your […]

Gestational Diabetes: Everything You Need to Know

Some women develop high blood sugar issues when pregnant. This high sugar level condition during pregnancy is known as gestational diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,6% to 9% of pregnant women in the United States develop gestational diabetes annually. Health experts believe that excessive weight gain during pregnancy is the leading […]

Common Questions about Premature Birth

Did you know that one in eight babies is born prematurely? In fact, this is the primary cause of newborn death in the United States. For millions of babies who are born prematurely, some physical and mental problems can follow them throughout their life. While we know the effects of premature birth, much research is […]

Signs And Symptoms Of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is different from type 2 diabetes in that it is caused by the placenta during pregnancyrather than your body becoming resistant on its own. During pregnancy, the placenta produces a hormone called human chorionic somatomammotropin or human placental lactogen (HPL), which modifies the mother’s metabolism. HPL is capable of raising your overall blood […]

The Many Ways Breastfeeding Is Good For Mom And Baby

Have you heard about the benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mother? There are so many decisions and preparations to be made during the months of pregnancy. One of the best decisions you can make for your health and the health of your brand new little one is choosing to breastfeed. The list of benefits for […]

How to Prevent Osteoporosis Before It’s Too Late

Want to know how to prevent osteoporosis? Remember the milk commercials when our favorite stars and athletes would recite “calcium helps prevent osteoporosis” while they smiled through their milk mustache? Those commercials were so prevalent that this fact became ingrained in our minds. And it’s true, calcium does help prevent osteoporosis. But there are many other […]

The Next Baby Boom

Rumors of the next baby boom circulate because of an idea that pregnancy is somehow related to… boredom. And when people are quarantined inside for long periods of time, it’s highly likely that plenty of boredom will occur. But does that mean we should expect a rise in the rate of pregnancy for most Americans? […]

Lung Diseases and Disorders

What is Lung Disease? Just as the name suggests, lung disease is any of a number of disorders that impact the lungs. You have two lungs which are the main organs responsible for the process of breathing. The lungs are part of a system that never stops in order to bring oxygen into your body, […]

STD Facts—Trichomoniasis

What is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), also commonly known as “Trich.”  It is very common and can be cured with medication. Trichomoniasis is spread by a type of tiny parasite. This one-celled protozoan, named Trichomonas vaginalis, can travel between people during sexual contact. It affects women more often than men, but […]

Birth Control Methods

Birth control is the use of various treatments or methods to prevent pregnancy. The decision to use birth control, as well as the choice of which birth control method to use, is important and personal. Learn more about your birth control options for preventing conception or pregnancy. Why Birth Control?  Birth control allows sexually active […]

STD Facts – Gonorrhea

Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea can be difficult to talk about, but it’s important to discuss them openly in order to understand the risks and treatments. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent serious illness and protect you from permanent damage.  What is Gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that impacts both men […]

Diabetes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Early Diagnosis

In western societies, and in some rapidly industrializing nations such as India, diabetes is one of the most prolific public health problems we face. But what exactly is this disease that is running rampant through the population, and what do you do if you are diagnosed with diabetes? What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus, almost universally […]

Postpartum Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs

Postpartum depression (PPD) is more common than people think. It’s so common, in fact, that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that around 1 in 9 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. However, because of the stigma surrounding mental health issues, the CDC also believes that, if accurately reported, the numbers could be as […]

Drinking While Pregnant: What Do We Know?

For many women, as soon as they see a positive pregnancy test, their thoughts and questions turn to what is safe for them and for their babies during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. There is a lot of information out there as to what’s safe and what’s not, some of it conflicting and some of […]

Preventing Depression During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is often depicted as a happy and healthy time for a mother-to-be, with images of her and her partner painting a nursery, picking out clothes, and putting together baby furniture. Many people are familiar with postpartum depression, which is a mother who feels extremely depressed post-pregnancy; however, depression during pregnancy is also a real […]

Understanding Prenatal Kicks

There’s something special about that first kick you feel from the tiny baby growing in your womb. Your hands may constantly rub your rounded tummy so you don’t miss a movement. Each flutter you feel on the inside blows your mind again and again-another life is developing inside you! Then, as your baby gets bigger […]

Sorry For Your Loss

As a society, we are largely uninformed about pregnancy loss. We think of it as a rare occurrence-something that is unlikely to happen to us or someone we love. The truth is that the rate of miscarriage in the U.S. is not as uncommon as you might think, and the reasons for miscarriage are usually […]

5 Things That Can Happen To Your Body When You’re Expecting

When most women find out they are pregnant, there are a number of things they expect from their pregnancy journey, which for the average woman lasts about 40 weeks. Many women go out to buy some comfy pants with an expanding waistband, larger bras, and some even need larger shoes because their feet can become […]

Give Your Baby Strong Bones

Make no bones about it-calcium is the key to fortifying your developing baby’s bones, teeth and moving blood through the body. Our bodies don’t make calcium so it has to be obtained from other sources, either from food or a supplement. For adult women in pregnancy, the recommended amount is 1000 mg per day, and […]