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Nurse-Midwife and OBGYN Partnership Offers Best of Both Worlds Mar 11th, 2020

By Denise Foley on 02/28/2020 Hear the word “midwife,” and you might picture a woman delivering a squalling infant in a cabin on the prairie (probably in a snowstorm), or perhaps in a humble London flat (if you’re a fan of PBS’s Call the Midwife). But these days a midwife birth is more likely...

Safety Tips for High-Risk Pregnancies Mar 3rd, 2020

Nearly 3.8 million babies are born each year in the United States. Most women have normal, full-term pregnancies with few complications. But up to 8% of pregnancies are considered high risk. A high-risk pregnancy is identified when the mother’s health or her baby is at risk of complications at any...

Suffering From Female Urinary Incontinence? Learn How MonaLisa Touch® Can Help Feb 10th, 2020

Urinary incontinence occurs when your bladder leaks involuntarily. Maybe you notice a small amount of urine escaping when you cough or laugh, or perhaps you feel a sudden, strong urge to urinate and can’t make it to the restroom in time. Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing and severely impact your...

Women make up the majority of U.S. medical students Feb 4th, 2020

https://www.today.com/health/women-make-majority-u-s-medical-students-first-time-t169922  

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—Now What? Jan 3rd, 2020

One of the most common women's wellness tests, and part of a typical pelvic exam, a Pap smear checks on the health of the cells in your cervix. Located at the top of your vaginal canal, your cervix can potentially be vulnerable to cervical cancer. A Pap smear evaluates a...

Remedy Painful Sex after Menopause with MonaLisa Touch® Dec 1st, 2019

During menopause, your body goes through a number of changes, most of which are not pleasant: Your hormone levels change, your metabolism slows, you may gain weight, and, of course, you’ll experience hot flashes and mood swings. But some women experience a more intimate symptom: painful sex. In fact, about 25...

If You Suffer From Heavy Periods, Endometrial Ablation Can Help Nov 1st, 2019

Women whose periods are typically heavier than usual know the extra concerns they face. Heavy periods can stain your clothes, make you take constant trips to the restroom, and cause you to worry repeatedly about whether you need to change your tampon or pad.  Naturally, then, a very heavy period...

Why You Should be Regularly Completing a Breast Self-Examination Oct 1st, 2019

October is breast cancer awareness month, and while all women need to be regularly performing breast self-exams, not all women take the time, or know the right procedure to use. Used with other screening methods, self-examinations can increase your odds of early detection, and could potentially even save your life. ...

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Sep 1st, 2019

When we think about women going through menopause, what typically comes to mind are the physical changes, but many of the effects can be emotional and mental as well. At Suncoast Women’s Care in Trinity, Florida, Dr. Wanda Torres and the rest of our team are providers for the whole...

Finally, a Hormone-Free Solution to Vaginal Atrophy (MonaLisa Touch®) Aug 2nd, 2019

For women with vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, and sex can be so painful and disappointing that they may want to skip it altogether. Many menopausal women find relief from their symptoms with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). But this isn’t the answer for everyone.  Some women with a...

Treating stress incontinence with lasers Jul 20th, 2019

Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health, ACOG Annual Meeting, Incontinence, Laser and Light Technology   Charles Ascher-Walsh, MD on treating stress incontinence with lasers So, the CO2 lasers became more popular in the last few years treating vaginal atrophy as an alternative to estrogen treatments, which are both expensive and sometimes controversial, as far as patients...

Cord Blood Awareness Month Jul 16th, 2019

“July is Cord Blood Awareness Month Across the Nation and we are proud to support our friends at BE THE MATCH (National Marrow Donor Program) in their efforts to reach expectant parents across the nation with useful facts and tips on why and how to save a newborn’s cord blood.” “Today, stem...

When Should I Consider a Hysterectomy? Jul 5th, 2019

Have you been experiencing chronic problems with your reproductive organs? For many women experiencing these difficulties, having a hysterectomy offers permanent relief, or is even life saving when nonsurgical methods aren’t effective. A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus, and in some cases, other related organs such as...

5 Tips to Help Survive a Florida Summer During Pregnancy Jun 1st, 2019

The hot Florida sun is beating down as you try to make it though some of the most difficult months of your pregnancy. Your belly seems to be growing larger every day, you can’t stop sweating, and even the smallest tasks seem magnified by the heat and your condition. But...

Why the IUD Is the Contraceptive Choice for a Growing Number of Women May 2nd, 2019

No birth control method is perfect for everyone. We’re all different. But a growing number of women are gravitating towards IUDs. IUDs come in many types. Some can prevent pregnancy for three years, and some can prevent pregnancy for 10 years. IUDs are t-shaped devices that fit into your uterus...

7 Things You Need To Know About High-Risk Pregnancy Apr 2nd, 2019

Experts estimate that as many as 10% of all pregnancies are high-risk, but you may be wondering exactly what “high risk” means. There are several different things that could cause your pregnancy to be classified as high-risk, such as: Having an existing health condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes,...

5 Reasons MonaLisa Touch® May be the Solution You've Been Waiting For Mar 7th, 2019

As women age, many experience vaginal changes that create a wide variety of bothersome symptoms, such as burning, dryness, and urinary incontinence. Though these issues, commonly referred to as vaginal atrophy, plague as much as 40% of postmenopausal women, only 20-25% discuss them with their doctor. At Suncoast Women’s Care...