Posts By: south ave

Long-Term Options for Birth Control

Choosing the right birth control for you is an important decision. With the wide range of options for women today, it is best to schedule an appointment with a certified OB/GYN to answer your questions. Before attending your appointment, take some time to explore the different birth control options available to prepare for your discussion with… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions Every Woman Should Make  

Every year there’s a pressure to magically turn into an incredible new version of ourselves as soon as the clock strikes twelve on January 1st. The gyms are packed, the juicers are flying off the shelves, the manifestation journals are making their way onto everyone’s nightstands, and we are back to our old routines and… Read more »

The Top Signs You Are Not Ready to Have a Baby

Am I ready to have a baby? An important question we must ask ourselves as women throughout our lives time and time again. Whether you are thinking about having your first child or already have a few running about your home, it’s important to check in with yourself before making a decision. Giving yourself time to… Read more »

5 Reasons You May Not Be Ovulating

 If you’re someone who regularly tracks their menstrual cycle (which hopefully you are), you know the signs and symptoms of ovulation: These telling signs let you know that your body is ready for fertilization. If you usually experience these common ovulation symptoms every month and have been missing them, you might not be ovulating as you are… Read more »

What Is an Incomplete Abortion?

The decision to go through with an abortion is a difficult and emotional experience. The last thing you want to worry about is possible complications from such a heart-wrenching procedure, but it’s important to know and understand the risks. An incomplete abortion means a woman’s pregnancy has ended, but her body has not fully expelled… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Birth Control  

Whether it’s your first-time starting birth control or you want to switch to a different form, having a thorough discussion with your doctor is always recommended before making any decisions.  There are several birth control options, so it’s important to research before your appointment and get a general idea of what you want or think would be best… Read more »

How to Give Yourself a Breast Exam

As a woman, taking regular steps to monitor your reproductive health is key to maintaining your overall health and wellness. You must educate yourself and stay current on the most recent recommendations from women’s healthcare experts. If you’re not already, you should be scheduling a yearly visit to the gynecologist to check in on your reproductive well-being…. Read more »

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month  

September is National Ovarian Cancer month. This year, nearly 20,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Hard to detect and frequently discovered in advanced stages, this disease is often deadly for so many.  What is Ovarian Cancer? Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the body grow out of control…. Read more »

The Most Common Gynecological Issues

As a woman, your body undergoes many changes during your reproductive lifetime. And you can be sure that gynecologic health issues will arise from time to time. From painful periods to abnormal discharge or vaginal itching, there are a host of gynecological problems that women deal with frequently. The difficulty is knowing which symptoms are… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About HPV

If there’s anything you’ve heard and retained about HPV, it’s probably that it’s the leading cause of cervical cancer. While this is true—and a very important fact to remember—it’s not the only thing you need to know about HPV as a sexually active adult! It’s important to educate yourself about common STIs and STDs so… Read more »