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Wellness is a lifetime journey. The ObGyns and clinicians at Women's Health Texas are here to help you be your healthiest self, at every age. Read important news, get helpful tips for wellness, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

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5 ways to prepare yourself for breastfeeding

5 ways to prepare yourself for breastfeeding Here’s something very important to add to your pregnancy to-do list before your baby arrives: prepare yourself for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a natural process that you and your baby will benefit from. Still, it is helpful to take the time to prepare for it before the busy time…

Fertility terms to know before your first visit

Fertility terms to know before your first visit When you set your first appointment with a fertility doctor, it can be intimidating. Understanding key terminology will assist with guiding the conversation at your consultation and provide comfort as a resource tool you can come back to when you want to know more.  Here are common…

Learn about affordable fertility care

Learn about affordable fertility care While having a child is an exciting step in fulfilling your dreams for a family, we understand the weight you may bear from financial obligations in fertility planning. Financial considerations play an important role in the decisions you make regarding fertility treatments. We have a financial coordinator on hand to…

What is IVF?

What is IVF? In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can be a reliable fertility option to assist in conception if you and your partner are appropriate candidates. There are many variables involved in IVF, and it’s important you understand what the process entails. IVF is the most effective form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). This complex procedure…

How endometriosis affects fertility

How endometriosis affects fertility More than 5 million women in the U.S. struggle with a chronic health condition that can not only be painful, but also potentially affect their ability to get pregnant. This health condition is endometriosis. Learn how to manage endometriosis and how it can affect women trying to conceive. “Endometriosis occurs when…

Supporting loved ones struggling with infertility

Supporting loved ones struggling with infertility More than seven million U.S. women of childbearing age experience infertility – a very sensitive topic for both the women experiencing it and the people who love them. If someone you love is struggling to conceive a child, it may be difficult for you to know how to provide…

Everything You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Everything You Need to Know About the Zika Virus With summer starting and vacations and traveling becoming more frequent these next few months, we wanted to make sure you are informed on everything you need to know about the Zika Virus. What is the Zika Virus? The Zika virus is spread via the bite of…

Postpartum Depression – Signs and Symptoms

Postpartum Depression – Signs and Symptoms Postpartum depression is a serious illness that women should not be afraid to talk about. We encourage you to become informed on the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and reach out to your doctor if you believe you may be experiencing these symptoms. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum…

Treating menopause symptoms with hormone therapy

Treating menopause symptoms with hormone therapy As you get older, it is likely that there are things about the aging process that you appreciate. For example, many individuals say that they feel much more confident in who they are and the decisions they make. Unfortunately, there are also downsides that come with the aging process.…

Fight Osteoporosis with a DEXA scan

Fight Osteoporosis with a DEXA scan Osteoporosis is a condition in which the patient’s bones become weaker and less dense. Throughout a person’s lifetime, their bones undergo a process called remodeling in which the body absorbs old bone and replaces it with new bone. In a person with osteoporosis, the body absorbs old bone faster…

The benefits of prenatal testing

The benefits of prenatal testing Prenatal testing is essential to check on the health of your developing baby. During pregnancy, mothers are often very anxious about their babies worrying that they may develop problems. While prenatal testing is not a must, it is very important as it helps you to identify common genetic disorder for…

Why your annual exam is important

Why your annual exam is important Although it might not seem as important as a visit to your primary care doctor, you should try to take advantage of gynecology services at least once a year. A gynecologist is a doctor who can provide the care for your feminine health that you might otherwise neglect. The…

5 safety tips for exercise during pregnancy

5 safety tips for exercise during pregnancy Working out during pregnancy can have a positive impact on both the mom and baby, but it’s important to take safety precautions before, during and after your workout. We’ve all experienced the hot southern summers and anyone who is exercising outside (pregnant or not), will want to be…

Ask a WHT doctor: pain during intimacy postpartum

Ask a WHT doctor: pain during intimacy postpartum? Giving birth is one of life’s most rewarding miracles. Once the baby has arrived, it takes time for your body to heal and adjust to a “new normal” post-partum. With the focus on the little one, you may be too tired, overwhelmed and sore to even think…

Tips for women’s wellness

Tips for women’s wellness Our Women’s Health Texas ObGyn’s focus on the wellness of women every day by discussing proper nutrition, fitness, stress management and other aspects of overall health during annual exams and problem visits. A woman’s diet, weight, and mental health can affect many aspects of her reproductive health and overall wellness. Here…

Endometriosis – Everything you need to know

Endometriosis – Everything you need to know With March being designated Endometriosis Awareness Month, we wanted to share an informational article on everything you need to know about this disorder. Read on to find out what Endometriosis is, the symptoms associated, how it is diagnosed and what treatments are available! What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is…

Resources for Women’s Health

Resources for Women’s Health Below are general resources for women’s overall health related to general women’s health; nutrition and weight; teaching adolescents about normal sexuality and puberty; premenstrual symptoms and premenstrual dysphoric disorder; menopause and menopausal health considerations; and complementary and alternative medicines.

Sex and aging

Sex and aging Definition: Healthy sexuality is a fundamental, enriching aspect of being human. Being sexually healthy means being able to comfortably discuss your feelings and values. Initiate sex or say no to sex. Enjoy sexual expression, arousal, and orgasm without fear of guilt or shame. From Peel Public Health Websites: American Association of Sexuality…

Hormone pearls through the decades

Hormone pearls through the decades The primary hormones that I will be talking about are the ones that are produced by the ovary. Those are Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone. There are additional hormones that affect our daily lives as well such as Thyroid Hormone, Adrenal Hormones (cortisol, DHEA, aldosterone). First Decade: Estrogen levels are very…

How to perform a breast self-exam

How to perform a breast self-exam With February being designated self-check month, we thought we’d to share some useful information on how to perform a breast self-exam at home. Below you’ll learn how often you should perform an exam, the best positions for doing a self-exam, what to do if you notice a change and…

MonaLisa Touch® treatment delivers gentle CO₂ laser energy to rejuvenate the vaginal cells

MonaLisa Touch® treatment delivers gentle CO₂ laser energy to rejuvenate the vaginal cells. The MonaLisa Touch laser restores moisture and elasticity to the vaginal tissues, helping relieve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.  This type of fractional laser has already been used effectively for many years to promote collagen production during cosmetic facials. The FDA approved…

Lesser-known birth control options for women

Lesser-known birth control options for women. If you think your options for birth control are limited, you may be pleasantly surprised to find there are some lesser-known birth control methods that may suit your needs. Our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are here to share three options that you might not be familiar with. The female…

Cyberchondria – the dangers of using Google to self-diagnose

Cyberchondria – the dangers of using Google to self-diagnose. Nagging headache for 2 days…you could go to the doctor’s office. Or, you can consult Dr. Google since it’s faster, cheaper and more convenient, right? However, the first thing that pops up on your Google search is brain tumor! Although a headache is more likely caused…

Five facts every pregnant woman should know about preeclampsia

Five facts every pregnant woman should know about preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. If left untreated, a woman with preeclampsia has a serious problem with high blood pressure that can affect her organs and cause harm to mother and baby. Generally, it occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy during the…

Five questions to ask during a well-woman exam

Five questions to ask during a well-woman exam Our ObGyns want you to know which questions you should ask during a well-woman exam. This appointment is the perfect time for you to talk frankly and openly with your physician. After all, an open and honest dialogue gives our ObGyns an opportunity to address your unique needs.…

A discussion about pregnancy after age 35

A discussion about pregnancy after age 35. With more and more women postponing childbirth, the experienced ObGyns at Women’s Health Texas want you to have information about pregnancy later in life. Here are five facts about pregnancy after age 35: It can be more difficult to get pregnant. After age 32, a woman’s fertility begins to…

Baby on board – 10 tips for travel during pregnancy

Baby on board – 10 tips for travel during pregnancy. At Women’s Health Texas, we get a lot of questions about travel during pregnancy. Generally, most women can travel safely until their 36th week of pregnancy. However, women who have certain high-risk pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia, shouldn’t travel during pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different, so you…

The importance of the annual well-woman exam

The importance of the annual well-woman exam. Your annual well-woman exam is important. In fact, it’s a fundamental part of preventative care. Several vital assessments take place during this visit, including a health check, a physical exam, and health screenings. If you no longer need a yearly pap smear, you might be wondering if you still need…

The symptoms and findings of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

The symptoms and findings of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? And what are the signs, symptoms and findings? At Women’s Health Texas, we hear a lot of questions about PCOS. We’re doing our part to help raise awareness and foster an open discussion about this important topic. PCOS is a hormonal disorder…

Five steps to take when preparing for labor and delivery

Five steps to take when preparing for labor and delivery. Congratulations on your pregnancy! As your due date approaches, preparing for labor and delivery will make you feel more confident for the grand finale of pregnancy—the birth of your baby. Our experienced ObGyns are here to help you get ready for labor and delivery and for everything…

The dos and don’ts of preventing STIs

The dos and don’ts of preventing STIs. World AIDS Day on December 1 serves as a reminder that you need to understand the dos and don’ts of preventing STIs. Our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are always available to answer questions and provide confidential diagnosis and treatment for women who are concerned about STIs. STIs, or…

Three things you should honestly share at your first visit to the gynecologist

Three things you should honestly share at your first visit to the gynecologist. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous at your first visit to the gynecologist. To help you feel more assured and at ease, know that our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are here to provide you with professional and compassionate women’s healthcare in a…

Women over 50 and STIs – What you need to know to protect yourself

Women over 50 and STIs – What you need to know to protect yourself. Today, more women over 50 are single than in past decades. Yet, many of these women do not take protective measures against STIs, or sexually transmitted infections. If you’re over 50, our ObGyns are here to offer vital information and advice…

Five signs you are going through menopause

Five signs you are going through menopause. Menopause is a natural transition for all women that can be accompanied by aggravating symptoms due to decreased ovarian production of estrogen and progesterone. Since no two women are alike, the severity and the length of time that symptoms persist varies from person to person. How can you…

From hot flashes to weight gain, there are ways to find menopause relief

From hot flashes to weight gain, there are ways to find menopause relief. People like to make jokes about menopause. But if you’re experiencing the symptoms, then you know it’s no laughing matter. Our ObGyns will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan because every woman’s experience during menopause is unique. Menopause Defined Most…

How minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods can help you

If you are suffering from heavy periods, our ObGyns can help. We provide expert diagnosis and treatment, including minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods. First, we’ll work to diagnose the cause of your heavy periods. We take a thorough history, perform a pelvic examination and may perform other diagnostic tests such as ultrasounds. Your treatment…

Four reasons NOT to ignore heavy menstrual bleeding

Four reasons NOT to ignore heavy menstrual bleeding. Bleeding through a pad or tampon every hour for several hours, requiring extra protection for nighttime bleeding or passing blood clots approximately the size of a quarter or larger. Does any of this sound familiar? Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, shouldn’t be ignored as it can cause…

Do these 5 things when you find out you’re pregnant

Do these 5 things when you find out you’re pregnant. Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is an exciting time and you’re probably full of questions like, when should I tell my family and friends? What will I name the baby? And how should I decorate the nursery? All of that is important, but you need…

Fertility treatment options for women dealing with infertility

Fertility treatment options for women dealing with infertility. If you are concerned about conceiving, you should consult with our ObGyns about fertility treatment options and fertility services. Our physicians can provide an infertility evaluation, fertility testing, and treatment for certain problems. Lifestyle changes are one of the most basic fertility treatment options There are several lifestyle…

I want my body back: Guidelines for postpartum exercise

I want my body back: Guidelines for postpartum exercise. Within weeks (or sometimes, days) after childbirth, many of our obstetricians will hear questions from mom’s about regaining their pre-pregnancy figure. Such questions as, “How soon can I exercise?” or “Is it ok for me to do crunches?” are commonly posed. At Women’s Health Texas, your…

What women need to know about the current Pap smear recommendations

What women need to know about the current Pap smear recommendations. In recent years, researchers and physicians have learned more about the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer, leading to new Pap smear recommendations. This information has led to co-testing, meaning our ObGyns perform both an HPV screening and Pap smear in women ages 31…

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