Author Archive

6 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth & Labor

“Am I ready?” “What will it be like?” These are all questions that swirl around in a woman’s mind and gut as the time gets near. There are ways to calm your spirit and be prepared at the same time. We have gathered together 6 ways to prepare for childbirth & labor.  » Read more about: 6 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth & Labor  »


When Should My Daughter Have Their First Well-Woman Exam?

When should a teen have their first well-woman exam? Many moms struggle with this question, so we will try to make it a bit easier to navigate.  » Read more about: When Should My Daughter Have Their First Well-Woman Exam?  »


How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms

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.  » Read more about: How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms  »


Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?

The flu is more likely to cause a serious illness in a pregnant woman than someone the same age who is not pregnant. That is but one reason to get the vaccine. Should you get the flu shot during pregnancy? Absolutely!  » Read more about: Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?  »


How To Perform A Monthly Breast Exam

A monthly breast self-exam is another tool women have in conjunction with annual mammograms to find cancers early and improve survival rates. You use your hands and eyes to detect any changes in the look and feel of your breasts. Not a replacement for annual mammograms, it is still valuable to be familiar with the normal consistencies of your breast. When cancer is detected early, the chances of survival are much improved. Let us go through how to perform a monthly breast exam.  » Read more about: How To Perform A Monthly Breast Exam  »


7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

There have always been old wives tales about pregnancy and most likely you have heard a few.
Carrying your baby high means you’re having a girl. Carrying low, obviously it must be a boy. Let’s not forget having heartburn, which means your baby will have lots of hair.
These silly predictions are all in good fun, but there are some more serious pregnancy myths. Let’s talk about 7 pregnancy myths, debunked.  » Read more about: 7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked  »


Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health

Pap smears, also known as Pap tests, help to identify suspicious cells in your cervix that could signal a precancerous condition.  » Read more about: Why Regular Pap Smears Are so Important to Your Health  »


The Importance Of A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

The importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy cannot be overstated. Studies show that there are less complications when moms-to-be eat a healthy diet before and during pregnancy. With that in mind, let’s look at what is considered a healthy diet and how it can help.  » Read more about: The Importance Of A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy  »


What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test

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.  » Read more about: What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test  »


Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit

You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with South Shore Women’s Health! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit.  » Read more about: Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit  »