Our Doctor-Nurse teams work with women to educate and empower them to make the best health decisions possible.

Patient Library

At Women’s Health Specialists we follow the standards set by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and frequently utilize their resources to further patient education outside of their visit to our office.  Listed below are topics that patients frequently request more information on.

Women’s Health Topics

Exercise and Fitness
Weight Control: Eating Right and Staying Fit
Your Sexual Health
BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

Staying Active: Physical Activity and Exercise
It’s Time to Quit Smoking
Alcohol and Women
Domestic Violence
Cholesterol and Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Problems of the Digestive System
Heart Health for Women
Managing High Blood Pressure
Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
Thyroid Disease
Healthy Eating
Diabetes and Women
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
Vulvovaginal Health
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination
Preventing HIV With Medication

Special Procedures

Cervical Cancer Screening
Dilation and Curettage
Endometrial Ablation
Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Sterilization for Women and Men
Ultrasound Exams


Having a Baby After 35
Safe Medications While Pregnant and Breastfeeding
Car Seat Safety Guidelines
Nutrition During Pregnancy
Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children
The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy
A Partner’s Guide to Pregnancy
Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Bleeding During Pregnancy
Travel During Pregnancy
Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care
If Your Baby Is Breech
Early Pregnancy Loss
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy
Genetic Disorders
Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health
Repeated Miscarriages
Group B Strep and Pregnancy
HIV and Pregnancy
Back Pain During Pregnancy
Exercise During Pregnancy
Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy
Routine Tests During Pregnancy
Reducing Risks of Birth Defects
Ectopic Pregnancy
How Your Fetus Grows During Pregnancy
Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests
Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests
Pregnancy Choices: Raising the Baby, Adoption, and Abortion
Skin Conditions During Pregnancy
Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy
Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis
Cord Blood Banking
Extremely Preterm Birth
A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes
Gestational Diabetes
Carrier Screening
Obesity and Pregnancy
Multiple Pregnancy
The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy
Marijuana and Pregnancy
Important Information About Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy
Listeria and Pregnancy
Zika Virus and Pregnancy (video)


Barrier Methods of Contraception
Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of Family Planning
Sterilization by Laparoscopy
Postpartum Sterilization
Emergency Contraception
Hysteroscopic Sterilization
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Intrauterine Device and Implant
Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring
Progestin-Only Hormonal Birth Control: Pill and Injection
Postpartum Birth Control
Using Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Right After Childbirth


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Teens
Media and Body Image
The Healthy Female Athlete
Your Changing Body: Puberty in Girls (Especially for Teens)
You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)
Your First Period (Especially for Teens)
Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)
Birth Control (Especially for Teens)
Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for Teens)


How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Pelvic Support Problems
When Sex Is Painful
Benign Breast Problems and Conditions
Dysmenorrhea: Painful Periods
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Genital Herpes
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis
Uterine Fibroids
Ovarian Cysts
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Preparing for Surgery
Urinary Incontinence
Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Evaluating Infertility
Treating Infertility
Accidental Bowel Leakage
Endometrial Hyperplasia
Perimenopausal Bleeding and Bleeding After Menopause
Cervical Cancer
Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems
Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding


How to Tell When Labor Begins
Cesarean Birth (C-section)
Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labor
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Newborn Male Circumcision
When Pregnancy Goes Past Your Due Date
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery
Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery
Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth
Postpartum Depression
Exercise After Pregnancy
Labor Induction
Assisted Vaginal Delivery

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