How to distinguish between true and false labor contractions. During the stages of a woman’s pregnancy, there are times of worry and excitement. From surviving morning sickness to feeling the baby move, your body goes through a lot of changes. It’s a roller coaster ride that will end as you hold your new baby. Before … Continue reading Will I know when it’s really labor?
When College Station resident, Kristi Sikes, and her husband got married, they dreamed that they would be able to become parents. But after nine years of trying to get pregnant naturally, all they had was frustration and heartbreak. “Infertility is a very stressful situation, primarily because it’s unplanned,” said gynecologist Sheila H. Bonds, MD, Scott … Continue reading Infertility: Find out what it is, how it’s diagnosed, and Scott & White’s treatment success rates
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Neal Hoganson Offers Advice On Choosing A Treatment Plan That’s Best For You Each year more than 254,000 American women face breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. And when a woman is diagnosed, she is faced with many decisions when it comes to treatment. “The patient goes from day one … Continue reading Breast reconstruction: What are my options?
More than one-third of U.S. adults were obese in 2005-2006, according to a National Health and Nutrition survey conducted for the Center for Disease Control. Approximately 33 percent of those found to be obese were men and 35 percent were women. While many people know that eating healthier foods and getting more exercise can reduce … Continue reading Family pressures and phases of womanhood may be keeping you from losing weight
Find Out What You Can Do To Stop The Weight Gain Before Your First Hot Flash Sitting in a crowded room, and a feeling of warmth overtakes you. You feel as if the temperature in the room has increased 20 degrees in 60 seconds. You look around and notice that no one else seems to … Continue reading Menopause doesn’t have to mean a bigger waistline
Standing in the line at the supermarket, it’s hard to miss the tabloid covers that scream back at me. While I don’t normally care what the cast of Jersey Shore is up to or who’s divorcing whom, one story seems to be repeating itself over and over—celebrities over age 40 having babies. Actress Kelly Preston, … Continue reading Postponing Pregnancy May Limit Chances of Conceiving A Child Later In Life
With my first pregnancy, I tried to do everything right. I ate fresh fruits and vegetables, exercised as regularly as my nausea would allow and I planned for a natural birth. But all of my careful planning and best efforts couldn’t stop me from developing Preeclampsia, a condition that produces dangerously high blood pressures. Going … Continue reading Limited Training, Obesity Epidemic Causes High C-Section Rates in First-Time Moms
On Friday, February 5, 2010, employees of Scott & White Healthcare will “Go Red for Women” to support awareness of heart disease and stroke in women, sponsored by the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute. Everyone can show support for the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red. Men can show their … Continue reading Scott & White Healthcare employees support National “Wear Red Day”