Exercise during Pregnancy: Learn Why It’s Important

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There is no doubt that pregnancy is both amazing and life-changing. It has, however, many physical downsides. Fatigue, nausea, emotional upheaval, swollen extremities, etc. are just a few of the joys that come with a little one growing inside you. Another downside is the tendency to shelve exercise during a pregnancy. Exercise is still vitally important, but many put it aside until after when they are trying to get back in shape; this is a mistake. It is also why Dr. John White, OB-GYN in Daytona Beach emphasizes health exercise for all his pregnant patients; here are his reasons why. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things Every Woman Must Know about Endometriosis

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Our bodies keep changing over the course of our entire lives. Luckily, we humans are also becoming more knowledgeable about those changes, and we’re better equipped to screen for and deal with many of the problems that arise. Women, for example, can make use of a 2d ultrasound at an ob-gyn in Daytona Beach when dealing with uterine trouble, and they should also arm themselves with more information about common conditions like endometriosis. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Need to Know before Your Next Pap Smear

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Doctor’s visits can be unnerving. Sitting in the waiting room and not knowing what to expect can be the worst part of it. If you find yourself worrying about your upcoming pap smear exam, then look no further because this is the article for you. Read on to learn everything you need to know about your next pap smear exam! Read the rest of this entry »

Breast Screening: Benefits, Risks, and Role in Early Detection

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Recently, there has been a debate weighing the benefits against the risks of mammograms and their ability to detect breast cancer. The fact of the matter is that mammograms are our best tool used in the early detection of breast cancer today. Read the rest of this entry »

The Health Risks of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

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Heavy menstrual bleeding is uncomfortable, disruptive, painful, and unnecessary. What exactly constitutes “heavy” bleeding? Chances are that if you’re looking it up, you probably have a pretty good idea, but the following is a checklist that can help you confirm whether or not you are bleeding too much: Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things to Know before Your First Gynecologist Visit

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While most coming-of-age events are pretty exciting, a woman’s first visit to the gynecologist can be terrifying. This is especially true if you don’t know what to expect when you get there. Thankfully, if you understand a few things ahead of time, you can feel a lot more comfortable with the entire experience. Below is a list of important details to consider before your first appointment. Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Self-Care for Expectant Mothers

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You’re pregnant! You're growing a little life inside of you and your focus is soon to be entirely on them, but don’t forget to engage in self-care throughout your pregnancy. Your fetus needs you to be healthy and well taken care of too! If you have any specific questions about diet, exercise, sexual activity, and more, reach out to your doctor or OB-GYN. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Foods to Prevent Common Gynecological Problems

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A woman’s body is a complicated wonder of nature. From the time a young girl reaches puberty, her hormones go to work making many wonderful changes in her body, preparing her reproductive system for the future. As these changes take place, eating a healthful diet and getting exercise are very important. Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing Yourself for Your First Ultrasound during Pregnancy

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You’re pregnant and quickly realizing that growing another human inside you really does take a village. More specifically, several doctors, nurses, specialists and hopefully very doting family members. All these people come equipped with tests and exams that you have to be prepared for! One of these appointments will no doubt be with a 2D ultrasound gynecologist in Daytona Beach. Read on to learn more about what to expect from this appointment. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Need to Know about Fertility

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We get a lot of questions about fertility from our clients. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries.

When Am I Most Fertile?

On average, a woman’s menstrual cycle is 28 days. If we break that into 4 weeks, then ovulation will usually be around the fourteenth day following the first day of her period. When the ovaries release an egg around this time frame, there is a window of about 24 to 48 hours where the egg is ready for fertilization. Also, women in their early twenties are usually the most fertile.

Can I Do Anything to Boost My Fertility?

It is possible to track your own menstrual cycle to get a more accurate time frame for your personal fertility. This involves monitoring when you get your period and taking your temperature daily to determine when there is a small rise (ovulation). One of the best things a woman can do for her fertility is to be in good health. Maintaining a regular exercise regime and practicing good nutrition habits is very helpful.

When Should I Seek Help for Fertility Problems?

Generally, if you are in good health and younger than 35 years old, it’s normal to take up to 1 or 2 years to conceive naturally. If you are nearing age 40, or you have been trying for more than a year or two without success, then it may be time for a consultation.