Obstetrician & Gynecology Articles & Stories

Expert Commentary: Angeline N. Beltsos, M.D. - 10/28/2009

Expert Commentary: Angeline N. Beltsos, M.D. - 10/28/2009

As mentioned in the Sun Times article, Regular exercise, Relaxation, Novelty, Supplements, and Scents are essential and relatively easy things to try. Getting your groove back or at least maintaining your female desire involves many things: Physical, Hormonal, and Emotional. 1. Identify any ... Read More


Ingredient in Breast Milk Helps Protect Babies' Intestines

Ingredient in Breast Milk Helps Protect Babies' Intestines

An ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies, according to research conducted by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The ingredient called pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, or PSTI, is found at its highest levels in colostr... Read More


Stress Deforms Brain and Behavior

Stress Deforms Brain and Behavior

Stress is not just an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness and tension. It’s a treacherous force that actually remolds the brain at the same time as it warps behavior, according to a bevy of neuroscientists at a recent conference in Washington, D.C.     “Stress cau... Read More


Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health

Infertility Treatment Jeopardize Pregnant Women's Health

Having three or more miscarriages and undergoing hormone treatment for infertility increase pregnant women’s risk for pre-eclampsia, a condition of high blood pressure during pregnancy, a recent investigation shows. In the study, which was published in the British Journal of Obstetri... Read More


Syphilis: From Near Zero to a Big Threat

Syphilis: From Near Zero to a Big Threat

Just a few years ago, at the beginning of the new century, syphilis was close to being wiped out in the United States. But today, according to the latest annual report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ancient sexually transmitted disease is looming as a serious n... Read More


Pregnancy and LASIK Don't Mix

Pregnancy and LASIK Don't Mix

When a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, her hormonal balance shifts dramatically. This causes her body to retain more fluid. And when this happens, her eyes' lenses swell, too, making a correct diagnosis to fix her vision problems with LASIK surgery all but impossible. When the lens swells... Read More


Women's Weight Does Not Affect Sexual Activity

Women's Weight Does Not Affect Sexual Activity

Here is one area in which weight may not have a negative effect on a health activity - sex!. In a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology research showed that overweight women are having more sex than their thinner sisters. Read More


Natural Fertility Method Superior, Study Says

Natural Fertility Method Superior, Study Says

Whereas in vitro fertilization (IVF) achieves pregnancy success rates in Europe of 18.4 percent, a recent study has found a quarter of couples can do the same using natural procreative (NaPro) technology. NaPro technology was developed by obstetrician and gynecologist Thomas W. Hilgers in Oma... Read More


Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendation Expected to Change

Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendation Expected to Change

During this fall, the Institute of Medicine is expected to start gathering scientific evidence to support how much weight pregnant women should gain. The current guidelines, which were announced in 1990, recommends that women with low body mass index scores should gain 40 pounds, women with n... Read More


Caffeine Connected to Miscarriage

Caffeine Connected to Miscarriage

Caffeine consumption by pregnant women can increase the risk of miscarriage, according to a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It doesn't matter whether the caffeine comes from coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or cola soft drinks. For women who drink more than 200 milligra... Read More


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