Surprising Things About Menstrual Periods

Surprising Things About Menstrual Periods

Women have to deal with their menstrual cycle almost on a regular basis. It is somehow a monthly ritual that many women don’t seem to welcome because of the bothersome symptoms that usually come with it. But on the other hand, there are some interesting things about a woman’s period that might prove quite helpful in the long run. Here are some of the more surprising facts. First week of the menstrual cycle is a good time to start dieting.During a woman’s first week of the menstrual cycle leads t…

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is considered as the most common hormonal disorder affecting many women of reproductive age. Its name was derived from the development of numerous small cysts that form on the outer edge of each ovary.PCOS CausesThe exact cause of PCOS is so far not yet known by medical experts. But they have identified several factors that may play a role in the said condition. One of them is the excess insulin in the body. Insulin is a compound that allows cells to use glucose…

How to Keep Your Body in Baby-Making Shape

How to Keep Your Body in Baby-Making Shape

Sure you are spending a fair amount of energy trying to keep yourself from conceiving. But you’d like to think that when the baby cravings kick in, you’ll be able to get pregnant without a hitch. The thing is women peak reproductively in their 20s. By the time they hit 35, the risk of infertility rises to 22 percent. Before you panic and try to get your boyfriend to knock you up, or remember that women’s body clocks are all different. Some women can get pregnant easily at 40. Some already experi…

How to Prepare for Your Pap Test and Pelvic Exam

How to Prepare for Your Pap Test and Pelvic Exam

Getting your annual Pap smear and Pelvic exams prevents cervical cancer and allows for healthy reproductive/sexual health. This is why it is important to prepare before your annual (or every 3-year) visit and get clearer and more accurate results. When you should schedule your annual exams?If you have been getting your annual pelvic exam and Pap smear, you might know that the best time to schedule your annual visit is one to two weeks after your period. This will obtain the most accurate results…

Stages of Ovarian Cancer

Stages of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the cancers that are specific to women. Like other cancers, ovarian cancer has many stages, treatment options depending on the cancer stage.Stages of ovarian cancerCancers usually have four stages that indicate the magnitude of the cancer in the body – and in relation, the treatment options available. In deciding on which treatment to use, your doctor will consider the stage of the cancer, your age, overall health, and your cell type. When your cancer was discovered, a b…

What Are Ovarian Cysts?

What Are Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are fairly common, especially in women of childbearing age. Ovarian cysts are usually benign and generally do not lead to infertility. However, there are some types if cysts that have been associated with some cancers. This is why it is important to see your doctor if your experience symptoms of ovarian cysts. Types of ovarian cysts Functional cysts – before ovulation, the ovaries develop the eggs which will be released inside small fluid-filled sacs called functional cysts….

Signs of Fertility

Signs of Fertility

One way to help increase the chances of women to conceive is by determining the times at which they are most fertile. Normal women usually go into a certain cycle in which they develop and release a mature egg in the ovary. As this goes on, certain physical fertility signs can be noticed that women should try to recognize to determine their fertility period. Here are some of them. Basal Body TemperatureBasal body temperature is the term used for the temperature of the body before it has done any…

Fertility Charting: Key to Getting Pregnant

Fertility Charting: Key to Getting Pregnant

Getting pregnant can become a challenge for some couples. Trying to conceive may not always be easy, given that certain factors may affect the chances of a female ever getting pregnant. One way to increase the chances is by knowing these factors and working on them. Understanding how proper timing can also be used to help a woman’s chances of conceiving is also important. For an normal fertile couple, it usually takes about an average of four to five months before a woman gets pregnant. But if a…

Multiple Pregnancy

Multiple Pregnancy

Experts explain that the reason behind the rise in multiple births is because more women wait until their 30s and 40s to become mothers. According to the March of Dimes, women over 30 conceive multiple babies more often than younger women. Older women are also more inclined to have fertility treatments which increases the possibility of fertilizing several eggs at the same time. Throw in procedures such as in vitro fertilization, and women who have difficulty conceiving end up with 2 or more bab…

Healthy Lifestyle Improves Fertility

Healthy Lifestyle Improves Fertility

Couples who are unable to conceive easily sometimes think that they have fertility problems and may require fertility drugs or treatments. However, before you seek professional help, consider first your over-all health and lifestyle. Leading a healthy lifestyle can increase your chances of conceiving and creates a healthy environment for your would-be baby. Body weightFor women, being overweight or underweight affects your chances at a normal ovulation. Studies revealed that women who have 17-21…