The female reproductive system is delicate and complex. The key to family planning is knowledge and preparation. In this video, Dr. Blumberg reviews
Hormonal birth control comes in a variety of pills and other types of devices that use the hormones estrogen and progestin to prevent pregnancy.
Without the use of contraceptives, 85% of sexually active couples can expect to be pregnant within a year. Dr. Blumberg discusses barrier methods.
There are emergency methods available to help prevent an unintended pregnancy. The key is timeliness.
In this video, Dr. Isabel Blumberg discusses the various types of surgical methods for both men and women to permanently prevent pregnancy.
Natural Family planning, or fertility awareness, can also be used as a form of birth control when used perfectly.
“Just this one time” doesn’t cut it. If you’re not on contraception, you can get pregnant any time you have sex.
Taking oral contraceptives brings on the added responsibility of remembering to take that tiny pill every day. Make taking your pill a routine.
Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains pregnancy symptoms you can expect during the first trimester, including morning sickness, exhaustion, and cramping.
Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains ways your baby develops late in the first trimester and also discusses miscarriage signs to watch for in your pregnancy.
Know what to expect during the pregnancy stages of the second trimester. Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains the pregnancy week by week changes.
Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains what you can expect from your own body and your baby’s during the second half of your second trimester. At week 20, you
In this video, Dr. Blumberg explains what to expect during the third trimester. This is referred to as the home stretch between weeks 28-40. During th
In this video, Dr. Isabel Blumberg explains what you can expect from your own body and your baby’s during the second half of your third trimester
Sure, your period's ending. But menopause is more than just that.
Truth: Menopause symptoms are different for everyone.
In this video, Lori discusses her personal experience with finding out she was going through menopause.
In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains why even though you may have started menopause, you should still be taking birth control.
Long-term estrogen therapy is no longer recommended for the prevention of heart disease or osteoporosis. However, when used in the short term, estroge
While hormonal therapy is the best relief for treating hot flashes, many women have found success using non-hormonal therapies.
Hot flashes are common for women during menopause. In fact, 75% of women have them. Hot flashes usually last 2-4 minutes and involve lots of sweating
If you are at least 45 years old and haven’t had a menstrual cycle in over 12 months, you may be going through menopause.
What "the change" does (and doesn't) do to your body.
Osteoporosis is a chronic condition where bones become thinner and are more prone to breaking.
It can happen way earlier (or later!) than you might think.
During menopause, estrogen levels fall. That’s why post-menopausal women experience vaginal dryness. In this video, Dr. Atkinson explains treatments.
Watch this to safeguard your skeleton.
Your bones will thank you for paying attention to these.
What to know about bone density testing and more.
Along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, the first step in the treatment of osteoporosis is continued testing and screening.
Calcium supplements are just part of the equation.
The best way to prevent the thinning of bones is weight bearing exercises and a well-balanced diet.
We all want to tone our arms or flatten our stomachs, but many of us are ignoring the important pelvic floor muscles. These muscles lend support in th
Getting cramps is no fun for anyone. Since everyone’s body is different, you likely have to experiment to find the the treatment that works best for y
In this video, Dr. Isabel Blumberg provides things you can do before an annual gyno exam to make the most of your visit to the ob-gyn.
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