Women's Health

Pregnant…Here’s The Bumpy Truth

Welcome to Our Blog about Pregnancy, Nutrition and Life The Bumpy Truth blog is written by Kristina B., a fitness instructor with a desire to help others live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Her love for wine and chocolate as well as organic foods helps her understand that knowledge is power and moderation is key. […]

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Ovarian Cancer Terms To Know

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, then there has undoubtedly been a lot of the words below thrown around. Maybe you don’t feel like you have the extra time to ask your doctor, or you want to do a little more research on your own. Either way, below is a list of terms […]

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Ovarian Cancer Resources

An ovarian cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. We collected the most useful ovarian cancer resources to aid you on your journey to recovery and remission.

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Ovarian Cancer

Cancer refers to a disease in which mutated cells grow abnormally and rapidly in the body and may spread from one organ or area to another. Ovarian cancer is named for where this type of cancer begins, in the female’s ovaries. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most common cancer in females in the United States […]

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis [trik-uh-muh-naya-sis], or “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is spread through skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, oral, or anal sex. The infection is treatable and can be cured with antibiotics. The microscopic parasite Trichomonas vaginalis causes trichomoniasis, and thus it is different than many other STIs because it is not caused by a virus or a bacterium. This […]

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Syphilis

Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over 74,000 new cases were reported in the United States in 2015. The majority of cases in 2015 were found in gay, bisexual, and other men who have male sexual partners. The bacterium Treponema pallidum is what causes the infection, and is passed from person to […]

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Muscle Cramps During Pregnancy

Muscle cramps during pregnancy are common. Learn ways to treat your muscle cramps and how to reduce the likelihood of having one while you are expecting.

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Vitamin Overdose

Eating healthy meals and supplementing with vitamins is healthy. Did you know you can overdose with vitamins? Discover the symptoms and steps to take.

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Hives During Pregnancy

Hives during pregnancy can be an itchy nuisance. Continue reading to find out how to prevent and treat hives during your pregnancy.

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Dehydration During Pregnancy

Staying hydrated is very important during your pregnancy. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and avoid drinks and activities that could lead to dehydration.

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Pregnancy Workout

Discover recommended exercises and pregnancy workouts to help you be healthy and have the best pregnancy experience possible.

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Nausea During Pregnancy

Nausea is commonly experienced during the first trimester and is not generally a reason for concern. There are many options you can try to alleviate this symptom.

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Diet During Pregnancy

Questions about your diet during pregnancy? What should you eat in order to have the healthiest pregnancy possible? Learn about healthy eating.

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Exercise During Pregnancy

Should you exercise while you are pregnant? What are the benefits of exercise and are there any risks? What exercises should be avoided during pregnancy.

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Gas During Pregnancy

Are you experiencing gas during your pregnancy and trying to figure out how to treat it? What causes gas while expecting and can you take steps to prevent it?

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids: FAQs

Are omega 3 fatty acids safe during pregnancy? What benefits do they have for mom and her baby? Learn what you need to know about omega 3 fatty acids.

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Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Should you be taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy? Are there natural ways to get Vitamin D? What else do you need to know about the vitamin while expecting?

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Pregnancy Nutrition

Good nutrition is essential for the health and wellness of your baby. Learn about nutrition during pregnancy and how it invests in you and your baby.

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Pregnancy and Leg Cramps

Leg cramps are commonly experienced during pregnancy. While they are not generally a concern, there are steps you can take to alleviate them.

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PID: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is caused by bacterial infections such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. It can have long-lasting results on fertility later in life.

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Human Papillomavirus: HPV

A viral infection called HPV affects over 6 million new individuals each year. HPV can lead to genital warts and potentially cancer of the genital area.

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HIV/ AIDS

Symptoms of HIV can resemble symptoms of other conditions, so testing is the only way to know if you are infected. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a chronic liver disease that can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, and death. Learn more about the treatment and prevention of this disease.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a life-long infection that can lead to serious liver disease. Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of Hepatitis B.

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through sexual activity. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this disease.

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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes may be spread to a baby during pregnancy or childbirth leading to serious health problems. Learn about the treatment and prevention of herpes.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that may be spread from mother-to-child during birth. Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of chlamydia.

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Yeast Infections

Yeast infections are common during pregnancy and easily treated. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of yeast infections.

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Tipped Uterus: Tilted Uterus

Your physician can perform a simple physical exam to determine if you have a tipped uterus. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of a tipped uterus.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

It is estimated that 5% to 10% of women who are of childbearing age have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of PCOS.

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Pap Smear

A pap smear is a routine part of pre-natal care and well-woman exams. Learn what happens during a pap smear and what the results may indicate.

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Fibroid Tumors; Fibroid Uterus

Fibroids are usually discovered when your health care provider performs a pelvic examination. Learn about the causes, diagnosis and treatment for fibroids.

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Endometriosis

There is not a cure for endometriosis, but there is treatment to help women manage and deal with their symptoms. Learn important information about endometriosis.

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Cervical Cancer

In the United States, cervical cancer accounts for nearly 2.4% of all cancers in women. Learn about the risks, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer.

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is diagnosed by your health care provider through a pelvic exam. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment for this bacterial infection.

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Abnormal Pap Smear

Being worried is a completely normal reaction when told your pap smear is abnormal. Learn about the causes and teatments for abnormal pap smears.

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