Is being pregnant driving you to drink? Well, it should — at least all the way to the water faucet. As a mom-to-be, it’s essential to be doubly sure that you’re drinking enough water. Here’s what you need to know about drinking water during pregnancy, from the benefits (preventing hemorrhoids and other pregnancy symptoms), to…

One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism and become familiar with the typical developmental milestones that your child should be reaching. What are the signs of autism? The timing and intensity of autism’s early signs vary widely. Some infants show…

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals…

In the U.S., the average age of onset for “natural” menopause is 51. However, because of genetics, illness, or medical procedures, some women go through menopause before the age of 40. Menopause that occurs before this age, whether natural or induced, is known as “premature” menopause. In addition to dealing with hot flashes, mood swings, and other…

Cervical cancer begins with abnormal changes in the cervical tissue. The risk of developing these abnormal changes is associated with infection with human papilloma virus (HPV). In addition, early sexual contact, multiple sexual partners, and taking oral contraceptives increase the risk of cervical cancer because they lead to greater exposure to HPV. Forms of HPV, a…

Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is very important. In fact, you may need 350–500 extra calories each day during the second and third trimesters (2). A diet lacking in key nutrients may negatively affect the baby’s development. Poor eating habits and excess weight gain may also increase your risk of gestational diabetes and pregnancy…

Congratulations to Mercy Hospital Miami for its recognition as one of the 2018 top performers in women’s care in the country. We are so proud of our hospital! Read more about the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award – https://goo.gl/jSEo6M Read more about the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award – https://goo.gl/EtLdke

What is LEEP? Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), uses a low-voltage electrical current to remove abnormal tissues of the cervix. It has an advantage, therefore, over the destructive techniques (CO2 laser and cryocautery) in that an intact tissue sample for analysis can be obtained. LEEP also is popular because it is inexpensive, simple, and typically…

What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the blood vessel walls each time the heart contracts (squeezes) to pump the blood through your body. High blood pressure also is called hypertension. Hypertension can lead to health problems. During pregnancy, severe or uncontrolled hypertension can cause complications for you…

MonaLisa Touch® is a functional vaginal rejuvenation treatment based on a special fractional CO2 laser, specifically created for the vaginal mucosa. MonaLisa Touch® prevents and resolves estrogen drops in the vaginal tissue (typically occurring during menopause or after childbirth) by re-activating the production of new collagen and reestablishing the conditions that the vaginal mucosa once…