An IUD, or an intrauterine device, is one of the best birth control options on the market. There are two different types of IUD: hormonal and non-hormonal. All are small T-shaped devices that sit inside the uterus and work as birth control to prevent pregnancy, but can also be used to manage heavy periods or abnormal uterine bleeding. They are considered long-acting reversible contraceptives because they can work effectively for 3 to 10 years depending on the type and do not affect your future fertility.
Some of us are procrastinators, while others are almost the extreme opposite. That’s a good thing when it comes to having a baby! Planning for pregnancy before conception has multiple benefits for you, your baby, and your growing family. Let’s look at where you should begin.
The very first way you prepare for a hysterectomy is making the decision to move forward. You have completed your research and understand why it will be beneficial. You will get relief from heavy bleeding, pain, or some other medical condition, and you believe your life will change for the better. From the time you set the date for surgery, let’s look at how to prepare for a hysterectomy both mentally and physically.
You might think being pregnant in the summer is difficult to manage, however, cold winter weather can be more taxing on a mom-to-be. As the weather gets downright frigid in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, a pregnant woman should consider these 7 tips for a safe and healthy winter pregnancy.
There is good news and bad news concerning morning sickness. If you are suffering with it right now, the good news is doctors believe it’s a sign that the placenta is growing normally. The bad news, according to the Cleveland Clinic, is that although 70% of pregnant women get it early in the first trimester, the cause is not totally known. Whatever is causing it, here are some tips for how to alleviate first trimester nausea symptoms.
Understanding polycystic syndrome (PCOS) is complicated. It affects your menstrual cycle and has some strange symptoms. Many women actually have PCOS, yet have never been diagnosed. It’s possible one of them could be you.
If you have babies on your mind, consider having a preconception appointment with Women’s Care. Even if you aren’t planning to get pregnant until a year from now, it is still a good idea to put it on your schedule. Here is some idea about what to expect at a preconception appointment.
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.
One of the greatest joys for new parents is being able to see their baby through the miracle of an ultrasound. It was not invented until the late 50s, and today understanding the different types of pregnancy ultrasounds highlights how this technology has improved.
Women’s Care is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.
If you are experiencing a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, persistent chest pain or pressure, any other COVID Coronavirus or flu symptoms, or had COVID exposure, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (913) 384-4990. We are accepting appointments, however we are currently not allowing guests with the exception of ONLY allowing ONE guest for patients’ new OB visit and ultrasound, 20 week anatomy ultrasound, and 3D ultrasound. Infants and children are not allowed into our office at this time.
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