How to Tell if Your Periods are Normal

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Abnormal menstrual cycles are one of the chief complaints many OB/Gyns hear from their patients. For some, the complaint is heavy bleeding, for others it’s lack of a period at all. Other patients come in with periods that are irregular, sometimes showing up more than once in a month or skipping months entirely. It is estimated that 1 in 5 women suffer from abnormal uterine bleeding during the reproductive years. Symptoms vary from ...

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Foods To Add When Managing Your Weight

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When watching your weight, it’s easy to fall into patterns of eating the same things over and over again. You have no idea how many times we see people fail because they get bored with overly strict eating restrictions they place on themselves and end up giving up entirely. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Whether you’re managing your weight to help ease a pain condition, reduce stress on joints, have ...

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Interesting Facts about the Female Reproductive System

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Sometimes, we get so focused on pregnancy, potential diseases, defects or what to do when your body starts doing things wrong that it’s easy to forget just how interesting – and downright amazing – our bodies can be when they’re working correctly. Today we’re going to take some time and explore some facts that make you, and your reproductive system, incredible.

  1.  A Big Deal: The female egg, or ovum, is the largest human ...
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Scoliosis and Pregnancy

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June is national scoliosis awareness month. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that affects millions of people in the US alone. For some patients, scoliosis is a very mild condition causing almost no noticeable symptoms – people with mild scoliosis may not even know they have it. For others, moderate to severe scoliosis can cause physical deformities, pain along the neck back and hips, nerve conduction issues ...

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Preeclampsia Awareness Month

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preclampsiaMay is national Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and so we here at New Britain OB/GYN felt it was important to provide you all with this list of preeclampsia facts. Some of these are pretty well known; others may come as a shock to some of you.

  1. Preeclampsia can be a serious and even life-threatening condition for both mother and baby.
  2. High blood pressure can be one of the major symptoms of preeclampsia .
  3. The presence of ...
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Easy Ways to Increase your Activity Level

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healthylifestyleMaintaining a healthy level of activity isn’t always as easy as we might think it is. Our technologically-dependent lifestyles can often keep us parked in front of a computer for hours at a time. This lack of movement can lead to a host of different health issues. Keeping to a healthy level of activity is about more than just keeping your weight down. Problems like blood clots, high blood pressure, poor circulation ...

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Healthy Swaps for a Healthier You

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healthtips2_sqAlmost every one of us can afford to make healthier choices throughout our lives. Simple healthier choices can add up to make a huge difference in how we look and feel as well as how our bodies function! This is especially true for women of all ages. Nobody is perfect and each of us has areas where we feel we can improve. Unfortunately, embracing a healthier lifestyle is often presented as an ...

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Preventing Prenatal Infection

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When most women imagine what their pregnancy will be like, it’s a pretty safe bet that nobody imagines battling infections in themselves or their growing little one. Unfortunately, prenatal infection is a reality – and the month of February is devoted to educating the public about ways to help prevent them.

We know, moms-to-be already have a lot going on and a lot to remember – but there are several relatively ...

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Your Cervix and You

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womenhealth2Unlike male anatomy, female anatomy is tucked away and so can be a bit of a mystery not just for other people, but even for each woman. It’s difficult to know about parts of your body that generally aren’t visible, but knowledge about your cervix can be vital to your health. Since January is Cervical Health Awareness month, we felt it was important to introduce you to parts of the female body ...

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Staying Healthy During the Winter Months

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Chilly mornings, crunchy snow underfoot and blindingly blue skies are common occurrences in the upper Northeast. Although we might joke about the cold weather, successfully surviving the winter months does take some extra care.

healthywinterAnyone can fall on the ice, catch a cold or come down with the flu. Sometimes the best prevention for seasonal problems is simple common sense, Taking time to plan and prepare for winter and being more cautious can ...

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