HOW LONG CAN YOU EXPECT?

Although a pregnant woman may be given a due date that is calculated as 280 days after the onset of her last menstrual period, things do not always go as expected. In fact, only 70 percent of mothers-to-be deliver within ten days of their estimated due date even when...

PREVENTING FIRST-TIME STROKES

According to the CDC, every year, approximately 610,000 people experience a stroke for the first time. While stroke may not always prove fatal, it is the third-leading cause of death for women (accounting for about 60% of stroke-related deaths). With this in mind,...

Momma Never Told Me

Hey ladies! Would you like to learn some things your Momma never told you? Then join Ladies First OB/GYN on April 11th from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Ozark First Baptist Church – Faith Factory in Ozark, Alabama. The Faith Factory is located directly behind...

YEARNING TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR

Building upon previous research linking air pollution to autism, a new study suggests that pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to an autistic child by inhaling smog from smokestacks and tailpipes. The latest research identifies women in their...

A PAINFUL SUBJECT

“Dyspareunia” (pain during intercourse) affects about half of postmenopausal women and may be a primary reason why surveys show that sexual activity declines significantly as women age. Much of the problem stems from the fact that estrogen production falls off...