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5 Reasons to Choose a Midwife for Your Delivery Dec 6th, 2019

Whether you’re mulling over a list of names, exploring car seat options, or budgeting for daycare, you’ve got a lot to plan for when you’re pregnant. Even though the reality of childbirth can seem far off when you’re in your first trimester, it’s an ideal time to start thinking about...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What? Nov 1st, 2019

It’s a sinking feeling to hear that your Pap smear results came back abnormal. But it’s more common than you might think. With 50 million Pap smear tests performed each year in the United States, about 5% — or 2.5 million — are abnormal. These diagnostic tests can tell you...

How Does PCOS Affect My Fertility? Oct 1st, 2019

One in 10 women are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Are you one of them? If so, you might be wondering how your PCOS impacts your chances of having a baby. You've come to the right place.  Fertility specialist, Dr. Houmam Al-Hakeem, is here to help. As a board-certified...

Deciding Whether to Have a VBAC Sep 1st, 2019

Many women who had a C-section in the past want to avoid having another one. A vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC) can shorten their hospital stay and eliminate their chances of experiencing any complications associated with surgery. Women who want a larger family can also benefit from VBAC because...

What You May Not Know About Modern Midwives Aug 1st, 2019

If you’re expecting, you might assume that working with a midwife is somehow going rogue, rather than trusting all your care to an OB/GYN. But that’s simply not the case. The fact is that your pregnancy and birth experience no longer present an either-or dilemma. Midwives complement treatment by OB/GYNs....

Not Pregnant Yet? When You Should See a Doctor Jul 17th, 2019

Having a baby is a major life event, and to ensure your health and the health of your baby, you need regular visits with a doctor. Since over 50% of pregnancies are unintended, you could be pregnant before you even know it. Be prepared by seeing a doctor before you...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Jun 27th, 2019

No one likes to think about sexually transmitted diseases, however, without accurate education about the human papillomavirus (HPV), you could find yourself confronting with even worse issues such as genital warts and even cancer. The good news is, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. At Westover Hills...

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