Moms often put their children’s needs ahead of their own. That might be OK for a while, but you need to remain healthy to take care of those children and their needs. Keeping up with your own health is vital for their sake and for yours. There are many reasons why you should still see your OB-GYN after having kids.
Every Woman Needs An OB-GYN They Can Trust
You’re a woman, and you had female issues when you were young, and you will continue to need a specialist for any future issues as you enter midlife and later. Your body will change as your children grow up, so why not take preventative actions to catch a problem before it becomes more difficult to treat? Plus, you already know and trust this doctor.
That should be enough of a reason, but wait, there’s more.
Stay In Control Of Your Health
Whether it be cancer or heart disease, women should stay in control of their health at every age. Stay up to date with your well-woman exams and follow the advice and screening schedule recommended by Women’s Care for every stage of your life.
Some of these include:
- Pelvic exams and pap smears
- Mammograms starting at age 40 if you are average risk
- Blood tests for diabetes, cholesterol, and any other abnormality
- Bone density tests
Your Reproductive System Doesn’t Stop Working
Even if you don’t plan to have more children, your reproductive organs are still there and need care. Continuing to see Women’s Care is a critical step to address some common female issues including your menstrual cycle and any abnormalities, infections, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and birth control.
Then of course, there are perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Women’s Care can provide ways to manage symptoms as well as specific treatments.
Easier To Discuss Uncomfortable Topics
Talking about uncomfortable issues can be difficult no matter how old you are. With a trusted resource like your OB-GYN those conversations will become easier.
Bladder control, vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, STDs and PMS are topics you would rather not discuss, but your OB-GYN can make it more comfortable.
An OB-GYN can give you care and guidance throughout all your life stages.
Time to schedule your well-woman exam? Contact Women’s Care at (913) 384-4990 to remain healthy even after having kids.