Pregnancy

Your Ob/Gyn Weighs in about Obesity and Women’s Health

by |  May 22nd, 2012

You know the long list of health problems associated with being overweight: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and cancer. Health Central Women’s Care Dallas weighs in on the impact that those extra pounds can have on fertility, and why watching the scale is important in the teen years and into menopause. Weight and Infertility No surprise here: Another study points to the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight when trying to…

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Happy Mother’s Day from Health Central Women’s Care

by |  May 8th, 2012

The ob/gyns and staff of Health Central Women’s Care Dallas share in the joy of parenthood. The family pictures in our Dallas women’s healthcare practice display over 60 babies and grown children whose parents work at Health Central! We know what it’s like to feel awestruck watching a baby take that first breath, and indescribable emotion of the first embrace between mother and child. Delivering babies and caring for their moms, during pregnancy and well…

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Let’s Talk about Infertility

by |  April 10th, 2012

Eggs hatching, grass growing, flowers blooming…so why can’t I get pregnant? April brings with it constant reminders of fertility, and an official call to talk about infertility. National Infertility Awareness Week occurs this month, and Health Central Women’s Care supports the mission. “The goal of National Infertility Awareness Week is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health.” Your ob/gyn care should include fertility treatment options…

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PCOS: The four letters that spell trouble for women

by |  February 28th, 2012

Do you have a history of irregular or missed periods or ovarian cysts?  Do you struggle with unexplained weight gain, excessive body hair on your face, belly or back, or severe acne? Do your mother or sister have a condition called PCOS? The ob/gyn doctors at Health Central Women’s Care Dallas urge you to seek help in identifying the underlying cause of these red flags, particularly when symptoms emerge in the teen years. Polycystic ovary…

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Straight Talk about Birth Control from an Ob/Gyn

by |  January 31st, 2012

Types of Birth Control Hormonal methods, including “the pill” that revolutionized birth control, work by preventing female ovulation. Today’s options for hormonal birth control include oral pills, implants, injections, patches, vaginal rings and emergency contraception. All oral contraceptives carry a risk of blood clots. A new man-made hormone (drospirenone) in some contraceptives seems to be associated with elevated risks. Intrauterine birth control, including copper and hormonal IUDs, offers another nearly 100 percent effective option. Your ob/gyn…

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3 Pre-Pregnancy Steps that Help Prevent Birth Defects

by |  January 17th, 2012

You’ve lined up an ob/gyn and started taking steps to get pregnant. Congratulations! The odds are definitely stacked in your favor for conceiving a healthy baby. The fact that you have sought prenatal care indicates your commitment as a parent-to-be.  You know that the choices you make today can impact your unborn baby. The March of Dimes reports that 120,000 babies are born with physical and/or mental birth defects each year in this country. The most…

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