reproductive health

Pregnancy Spacing Risks and Benefits. A Key to Family Planning

Pregnancy spacing is the time from one baby’s birth until the next pregnancy. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with timing your pregnancies too close together or too far apart can help you make an informed decision about when to grow your family. Why Is...

Fertility News in Obstetrics: Let’s Get Pregnant

What are the chances of getting pregnant the first time trying? Some women get pregnant within the first month, but this is not always the case. Conception in the first month occurs for about 30% of women attempting pregnancy. Getting pregnant for others can take up...

Get to Know Dr. Darrin Cunningham

Dr. Darrin Cunningham completed his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, subsequently completing an Obstetrics & Gynecologic Surgery internship and residency in 1996 at Hillcrest Health Center in Oklahoma City,...

Symptoms of Miscarriage and Risks You Need to Know

Pregnancy can be an exciting time, yet because miscarriage is common, it helps to be informed about the symptoms and risks, in the unfortunate event that you find yourself or someone you know experience. Miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss, according...

Do You Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer? Most Women Don’t.

Ovarian cancer is more treatable, and possibly curable, in its early stages. A recent study by the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition asked 1,531 women diagnosed with the disease to share their experience before and after diagnosis. Yet in all 44 countries surveyed, very...

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Although it’s not well known or understood, approximately one in ten women in the U.S. are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). With PCOS, an imbalance of reproductive hormones creates problems in the ovaries. Ovaries make the egg that is released as part of...

Douching: Do You or Don’t You?

You shower, put on deodorant, and change your underwear daily, just like your mother taught you. But should you do more? About one in four women in the U.S. add douching to their personal hygiene routine. The women claim that it makes them feel fresh, gets rid of...

Endometriosis: The Hidden Disease

It causes intense pain, cramping, nausea, headache, fatigue, and excessive blood flow. It affects 10% of women in the U.S. and costs the nation over $100 billion annually. Many women suffer in silence; many don’t even know they have it. This hidden disorder is called...

Yeast Infections

Let’s talk about something that no one wants to talk about: yeast infections. Despite the yuck factor, this condition is more common than you might realize. Three out of four women will experience at least one yeast infection in their life; half will have two or more...

Guidelines for Mammograms, Pap Smears & Other Screening Tests

Benjamin Franklin once said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". That is especially true in regards to mammograms and pap smears. Breast and cervical cancer are easier to treat when they are detected early. Mammograms and Pap smears can spot cancer...

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