How Obesity Can Affect Your Pelvic Floor

May 14, 2019 9:42:49 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team

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Did you know that having a healthy weight can impact your pelvic floor function?

As obesity increases in America, researchers are now finding that pelvic floor disorders (PFD) such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse are increasing as well. 

So, how does obesity correlate to the function of the pelvic floor? Read on to learn how excess body weight can contribute to the development of pelvic floor disorders.

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Pregnancy After 35: Age and Fertility

May 7, 2019 7:37:03 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Pregnancy

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Did you know that as women age, fertility starts to drop?

Today, many women are now waiting until their 30s to conceive. While the timing of when to start a family is a personal decision, as women age, it can become more difficult to conceive and pregnancy may be considered high risk.

When deciding to have children in your mid-30s or later, it’s essential to understand how age affects your fertility and what medical technologies and treatments can do to help.

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Let’s Get Physical: The Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy

Apr 30, 2019 7:37:54 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Pregnancy

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At Metro OBGYN we are often asked whether exercising during pregnancy is safe, and the answer is yes!

Exercising during pregnancy offers numerous benefits for your health and the health of your baby.

Whether you’re currently pregnant or planning to add a little bundle of joy to your family soon, it’s important to understand the guidelines for exercising during pregnancy.

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How Nerve Stimulation Calms Overactive Bladder Symptoms

Apr 23, 2019 8:34:06 AM / by Metro OBGYN Team posted in Health Services

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It’s estimated that overactive bladder (OAB) affects 15% of women — although this number may be much higher as many choose not to discuss the condition with their provider.

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4 Beneficial Exercises to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

Apr 16, 2019 8:08:27 AM / by Sample HubSpot User posted in Health Services, Women's Issues

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Your pelvic floor muscles help support your pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus, vagina, bowel, and rectum. When your pelvic floor is damaged or weakened, it can lead to bladder control problems and incontinence issues.

To help enhance bladder control, you can try exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor. By strengthening these muscles, many women see benefits such as reduced occurrence of prolapse and leakage.

Here are 4 exercises to help strengthen and tighten your pelvic floor muscles:

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