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Pap Smears and HPV Vaccination

More than 11,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. The good news? Vaccination and regular screening can prevent the disease. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, it’s time to understand the steps that can be taken to protect yourself and your loved ones from cervical cancer.

Understanding Bladder Health

As people age our muscles become weaker and our bodies don’t behave the same way they used to. Many women suffer from bladder issues. But the good news is there’s something to be done! The OB/GYN providers at Southwest Health have a variety of treatment options available to improve or even cure your bladder issues.

What to Expect

Throughout your pregnancy, you will experience many symptoms, feelings, and emotions. That’s a good thing. The goal is to provide you (and your baby) with exceptional, personalized care. Each trimester is different for each person, so not everything described applies to every pregnancy. If unsure, you should always contact your pregnancy provider with any questions or concerns. 

Don’t Let Periods Cramp Your Style

The vast majority of women will experience a period in their lifetime. But, not all periods are created equal. If you are one of the women who has irregular, painful, or non-existent periods then click on the resources below for answers to your common questions about periods.

Pain “Down There”

There are a number of reasons why women experience pain or discomfort “down there.” Some of the reasons are common and harmless, others are ways of your body trying to tell you that there is something bigger going on. If you are suffering from uterine, abdominal, or vaginal pain then click on the resources below for answers to your common questions.

Understanding Menopause

Menopause is the natural change in ovarian function. One of the most obvious symptoms of the menopause is hot flashes. Women may also experience issues like irregular bleeding, changes in libido, questions about bone and heart health, and more. Below is a list of topics to answer your biggest questions.

Time to Talk About Fertility

Women who are having difficulty getting pregnant may wonder if something is wrong. A typical starting point for a fertility evaluation is when a woman has not gotten pregnant after one year of trying. For women over 35, it’s typically considered evaluation after six months of trying. And for women with very irregular periods, evaluation can be done at any time.

Labor & Delivery

You’re considered “in labor” when contractions become regular and the cervix begins to dilate. Also, by definition, labor starts when the water bag breaks. It’s not always obvious when labor starts. Here are some tools to help you prepare for and manage your labor. Many are afraid to arrive at the hospital too early just […]

Establishing Your Primary Care Provider

by Laura Reilly, Director of Clinic Nursing and Quality, Southwest Health You should think of a primary care provider as the quarterback on your care team, and you’re the head coach. The quarterback calls the plays, coordinates with other key players, and holds most of the responsibility. You get to make the big decision of […]

Breast Cancer Prevention: Reduce Your Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. It is also a reminder about the importance of early detection, education, and the perfect time to talk about routine exams.