When should I have my first gynecologic visit? An obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years. Is it normal to be nervous before the first visit? It is normal to feel nervous about…

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. As many as one third of women will have symptoms of vaginitis sometime during their lives. Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years. What can cause vaginitis? A change in the balance of the yeast and bacteria that…

While your baby’s a newborn, he should call the shots when it comes to his eating and sleeping schedule. This may mean that days and nights are interchangeable and that there’s no clear pattern, but that’s okay for now. Your baby actually did have an intrauterine pattern that was disrupted by labor and delivery. New…