OB Preconception Preconception care can improve your chances of getting pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, and having a healthy baby. If you are sexually active, talk to your doctor about your preconception health now. Preconception care should begin at least three

Interstitial Cystitis

interstitiial cyst What it is: Interstitial cystitis (IC)/ Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. Causes:  Some of the symptoms of IC/PBS resemble those of bacterial infection,

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

ab.utirine.bleeding Is it that time of the month again?! For some women, a menstrual cycle can be more than an inconvenience. It can mean unmanageable mood swings, heavy periods, missed periods, or spotting in between cycles. The most common reason women

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

hpv What is HPV? HPV, also known as the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is passed on through direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. There are more than 40 types of HPV that

Sexual Dysfunction

sexual.dysfc What is a normal sex life? Is your sex life normal? These are questions that many women ask themselves daily due to problems with sexual dysfunction. Plain and simple — no one likes to talk about their sexual problems, but


endometriosis What it is: Each month, the endometrial tissue normally builds up in the uterus. This tissue and blood is shed as your monthly period. Endometriosis occurs when this tissue grows outside of the uterus. What it looks like: Bumps, scars,

Uterine Fibroids

utirine.fibroids What they are: Benign (non-cancerous) growths within the wall of the uterus (or womb). They are also called uterine leiomyomas. What they look like: Fibroids can grow as a single growth or in groups. Their size can vary from small,

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

pevic.organ.prolapse What it is: Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the layers of connective tissue called the fascia and muscles can no longer support the pelvic organs. The internal organs drop downward as a result of the muscles and fascia being stretched or

Urinary Incontinence

urinary.incont What it is: Urine leaks out before you can get to the bathroom. Causes: Many possible reasons cause women to leak urine. It can happen: After pregnancy or childbirth With increasing age After menopause due to less estrogen After a