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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Importance of Self Breast Exams Oct 26th, 2020

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to bring awareness to the importance of early detection and screenings. Early detection saves thousands of lives each and every year! According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it is estimated that over 275,000 women will be newly diagnosed with breast...

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Oct 10th, 2020

Pelvic Pain? Let us Help! Are you suffering from pelvic pain? Painful intercourse? Urinary Incontinence ? You could benefit from pelvic floor therapy. Pelvic floor therapy is a type of physical therapy that usually involves both external and internal therapy. A physical therapist is specially trained to strengthen and stretch the...

Sexual Health Month Sep 22nd, 2020

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month. If you are having sexual health concerns, know that you are not alone. Many women experience issues with sexual health in their lifetime. Your OBGYN is a great resource as a starting place to address these concerns. Sometimes there is something specific causing pain...

Types of Prescription Contraception methods: Sep 9th, 2020

Types of Prescription Contraception methods: When most people think of birth control, they automatically think of pills; however, there are several other options available when it comes to contraception. Whether you are suffering from heavy painful periods or you are simply trying to prevent pregnancy, birth control may be for...

Weight Gain in Pregnancy Aug 27th, 2020

Weight gain in pregnancy In 2009, the Institute of Medicine published guidelines on weight gain through pregnancy based on BMI (basal metabolic index) calculated using the pre-pregnancy height and weight. This at least gives women a rough idea of where they should be by the end of pregnancy. 1 Additionally,...

4 Common Symptoms of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Aug 11th, 2020

STIs are a group of bacterial and viral infections that spread from person-to-person through direct contact. Because of this, it is extremely important to use condoms as protection for yourself as well as others. The following are 4 symptoms you should never ignore and always have checked out by your...

Understanding Screening Blood Work Offered in Pregnancy Aug 4th, 2020

Congratulations! You're pregnant! After attending our personal class to review what to expect, you may still have questions related to screening blood work. I will explain each of these below so that you have all the information you can to make the best decision for you and your growing baby!...

Importance of the 13 main vitamins Jul 13th, 2020

Vitamins are essential micronutrients that the body needs to thrive every single day. The actual term “vitamin” wasn’t coined until 1912 by Polish biochemist Casimir Funk who originally isolated Vitamin B3 (niacin). In humans, there are 13 letter vitamins that can be classified as either fat- or water-soluble. Vitamins A,...

LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF PRENATAL CARE Jun 30th, 2020

Prenatal care is imperative for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, baby, and mom. Throughout your pregnancy, prenatal checkups are used to ensure both you and your growing baby are progressing in a healthy manor. Developing a trusting relationship with your OB will also make you feel more comfortable and confident when...

HEALTHY TIPS AND TRICKS TO SUPPORT GOOD MENTAL HEALTH May 21st, 2020

  With the unforeseen recent changes due to COVID-19, we understand that some people may be struggling with their mental health. Being stuck inside away from your family, your friends, and your normal routines can be very challenging. Not to mention, the fear and anxiety you may be feeling about...

GENETIC TESTING FOR HEREDITARY CANCERS Apr 23rd, 2020

Do you have a family or a personal history of breast, ovarian, uterine, or colon cancer? If you do, you may be a candidate for genetic testing. At All Care for Women, we offer genetic testing to our patients to help prepare for a healthier future. Cancers occur because of...

5 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD NEVER BE EMBARRASSED TO ASK YOUR OB/GYN Apr 22nd, 2020

We understand that visiting the gynecologist can elicit some anxiety for many young women, but there is no need to be embarrassed around your OB/GYN! We have heard it all, seen it all, and discussed it all. We are here to help you in any way possible.  Below is a...

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Apr 14th, 2020

In light of the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we want to assure you that All Care for Women is taking every precaution possible to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy. We understand that this is a very scary and difficult time, but there is nothing that we take...

COMMON MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS: Apr 13th, 2020

As women age, their estrogen levels begin to decrease. Once they decrease to a certain level, menopause occurs. The average age of menopause in America is 52; however, 95% of women will experience menopause between the ages of 45-55. During this time, women can start to experience some bothersome symptoms. ...

7 Lifestyle Tips for Menopause Apr 9th, 2020

From hot flashes to mood swings and weight gain, the effects of menopause are widespread and can be overwhelming and bothersome. Here are 7 lifestyle tips that will help you during this transition.  Foods for Hot Flashes  There are certain foods that are thought to be beneficial to those who...

What to Expect for Your First GYN Appointment Apr 8th, 2020

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR FIRST GYN APPOINTMENT If you are a young woman preparing for your first GYN appointment or are a mother looking to set her daughter’s mind at ease, keep reading! According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG), it is recommended that girls have...