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Tips for Female Fertility: How To Plan For Pregnancy

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If you’re ready to grow your family, then you’re probably Googling everything there is to know about conceiving. And let’s be honest, you’re also probably searching for the top baby names of 2024. But first things first: getting pregnant. Find out how to get pregnant fast by following our three tips for conceiving below.  How […]

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Managing seasonal allergies

Your Complete Guide To Managing Seasonal Allergies

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Spring is here and in full force. But with new blooms come new allergies. Grass, weeds, and pollen are rampant during Arizona’s spring season, causing hay fever and worsened asthma symptoms. Ragweed in particular causes the most problems among those with allergies and respiratory difficulties. From watery eyes and excessive sneezing to stuffy noses and […]

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Getting off birth control

Your Full Guide To Getting Off Birth Control 

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Many people take birth control for a range of reasons. Yes, primarily birth control helps prevent pregnancy, but it can also alleviate painful periods, endometriosis, acne, and more. That being said, many people choose to get off of birth control after having been on it for a while.  Let’s look at some of the most […]

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Annual women's GYN exam

What To Expect at Your Annual GYN Exam 

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The best gift you can give yourself is a proactive approach to your health. Annual gynecologic (GYN) exams go beyond a routine check-up; they involve in-depth conversations about your overall health.  A GYN exam or wellness exam, is an opportunity for you to speak one-on-one with a healthcare professional who understands the nuances of women’s […]

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Parenting tips

10 Parenting Tips & Resolutions for the New Year

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It’s 2024, and now’s the time to start making those New Year’s resolutions. As a parent, you want the best for yourself and your children. That’s why we’ve come up with a few resolutions you can implement in your own life. Let’s dive into the top ten parenting tips you can start this year. Top […]

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Kids health

Back-to-School Health Guide: 5 Tips for Getting Kids Back on Track

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For most families, preparing for the school year means getting supplies and buying new clothes. But besides physical preparation, it also means a change in routine. Kids that were used to sleeping in and snacking all day have to get used to having scheduled meals and activities. Plus, the change in environment inevitably exposes kids […]

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Less sex

Are We In a Sex Recession? 

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Few would argue that the U.S. is characterized by a sexually-charged culture. Thanks to technology, sex is abundantly available via digital entertainment. Dating apps make it easier than ever for people to “hook up” for casual sexual encounters. Birth control and accepting attitudes toward sexual behavior are also plentiful. Fewer Americans are Having Sex In […]

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Birth Plan

Tips for Creating Your Birth Plan

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Creating your birth plan gives every new mom a sense of control at a time when it seems nothing, not even her own body, is controllable. Birth plans are also a wonderful way to really sit down and prioritize what will be important to you on your day of labor, and what thing you could […]

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Exercise Benefits Pregnancy

The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

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Feeling your best during pregnancy can be tough. Besides the aches and pains, there can be mood swings, cravings, and plain feeling down. Exercise may be the last thing on your mind, however, a growing body of research suggests that exercise has major benefits when you’re pregnant. Precautions Your ObGyn provider might advise you not […]

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ObGyn FAQs

Common ObGyn FAQs

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Whether you’re preparing for your first visit or we’ve known you for years, our dedicated team is here to answer any questions you have. What is a Pelvic Exam? A pelvic exam is a physical examination of your pelvic organs. These include your external genitals, such as the vulva, and your internal organs, such as the vagina, cervix, and uterus. These […]

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What is a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

Healthy Pregnancy Weight for You and Baby

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When it comes to pregnancy weight, everyone has a different experience, different fears and different expectations. A healthy weight for you might not be the same as it was for your sister, mother, or even your grandmother. What is a Healthy Weight to be at During Pregnancy? There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to pregnancy weight gain. […]

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How To Prevent Heart Disease

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There are many myths regarding heart disease. Some think it’s just a man’s disease that doesn’t really affect women. Others think that it can be cured with surgery or medication. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in […]

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Germs

5 of the Germiest Places in Your Home

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Most of us do our best to keep household germs in check. But it’s important to be reminded of the dirtiest places where germs could be lurking. Why? So you can keep these germs at bay and prevent them from wreaking havoc on your family’s health. Who in your family is especially at risk? Household […]

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Fertility

4 Factors That Effect Your Fertility

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On the pathway toward conception there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about your fertility. When the time comes to grow your family, it’s important to know about all of the different factors that play a role in a woman’s ability to become pregnant. How Can I Tell If I’m Fertile? As a woman, […]

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Lupus

What is Lupus? Everything you Need to Know

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Experiencing fatigue, a face rash, sensitivity to sunlight, and other unusual conditions? These symptoms could be signs of Lupus. What is Lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells. It’s chronic, meaning it lasts at least three months and often longer. And is known to cause […]

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Dehydration in Children Signs and Prevention

Dehydration in Children: Signs and Prevention

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Dehydration, no matter what age you are, is a lack of water in the body due to heat, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. During an Arizona summer, dehydration is quite common due to the extreme heat. Keeping yourself cool and hydrated during the summer months, especially if you’re pregnant, is crucial. The same goes for […]

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Climaxing: Health Benefits and Tips

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Climaxing is when a person reaches peak pleasure. The body releases tension, and the perineal muscles, anal sphincter, and reproductive organs rhythmically contract. Endorphins are released, which often make people feel sleepy, relaxed, or happy afterwards. Health Benefits Research indicates that climaxing has several physical and mental health benefits, including: A mood boost Relief of […]

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Kidney stones

How to Know if You’re Experiencing Kidney Stones

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You’ve probably heard of kidney stones, but unless you’ve gone through the painful experience of passing one, you may not really know what they are. Simply put, kidney stones are hard deposits of salts and minerals that form within your kidneys and then dislodge and make their way to other parts of your urinary tract. […]

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First Gynecologist Appointment

Your First Gynecologic Visit

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Part of growing up is learning to take care of yourself, your health, and thinking about making healthy decisions. One of the aspects of growing up is that first visit to your local Women’s Health Arizona branch. An obstetrician-gynecologist (ObGyn) is a physician who specializes in women’s healthcare. Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the […]

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Placenta

Important Yet Overlooked: Placenta Health

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Though the placenta plays an extremely important role in human development, it isn’t talked about all that much. The placenta is an organ that develops within the uterus during pregnancy. It’s delivered vaginally or through the C-section incision following child birth. Placenta Function A healthy placenta is one of the most important components of developing […]

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AZ Summer Activities

What To Do During an Arizona Summer

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Arizona in the summertime can be a bit taxing. With the extremely warm weather and the kids home from school, what do you do? Sometimes getting out of the heat can relax the mind, relax the body, and give everyone a much needed break from the 100-degree temps. There are hundreds of things to do […]

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Cord Blood

Cord Blood: What You Need to Know

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Umbilical cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord after a baby has been delivered. In the past, cord blood was frequently discarded. But now, many women choose to delay and/or bank cord blood. It can either be stored for future use or donated to a public cord blood bank. Cord blood […]

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Pool Safety

Arizona Swimming Pool Safety Tips

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If you live in Arizona, it’s inevitable that you and your kids will be around a pool, lake, or river at some point. In this summer heat, every kid wants to jump right in, no matter how old or young they are. So, it’s imperative that you understand pool rules, pool safety, and are keenly […]

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Summer pregnancy

8 Tips to Survive Your Summer Pregnancy in Arizona

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Surviving the summer while pregnant in Arizona is a feat all on its own. With temperatures rising well above 100-degrees, we are often discussing ways to stay cool and hydrated during the warm summer months. It’s rough for anyone who lives here during the summer, but to go through it pregnant is a whole different […]

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