Women who experience a cessation of their monthly cycles very early in life, e.g., their twenties or thirties, may not have menopause, but a different and possibly more serious medical condition instead. If you suddenly have a complete lack of menstrual periods and you are not in your late forties to late fifties, you will want to talk to your OBGYN right away. He or she can help uncover an underlying condition and provide you with menopause treatments that can reverse and help your condition, whatever it may be.
Genetic testing during pregnancy is a way to screen for potential birth defects. While the procedures can provide useful information, they come with certain risks, especially if you're carrying twins. This article looks at some of the pros and cons of genetic testing when you're expecting more than one baby.
What Tests Are Available
There are two main genetic tests available during pregnancy: amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS). During amniocentesis the OBGYN collects a small amount of the amniotic fluid.
Are you suffering from some form of pelvic floor prolapse? Pelvic floor prolapse is a common condition, especially for women who have had difficult vaginal deliveries, women who have had hysterectomies, and women going through menopause or struggling with obesity. While some women may have pelvic floor prolapse and may never even notice the symptoms, others may struggle with uncomfortable and even embarrassing symptoms on a regular basis. The good news is that you have options available.
If you have just found out that you are pregnant, now is the time to start looking after your back health. Over the course of your pregnancy, you are going to gain a significant amount of weight; as you go through your pregnancy, the weight of your baby will put a lot of pressure on your back. In order to ward off lower back pain that can develop as your pregnancy progresses, you need to take steps now.